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“argh!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Pirates of Nassau Museum

Pirates of Nassau Museum
King and George St, Nassau, New Providence Island
242 356 3759
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Ranked #13 of 55 Attractions in Nassau
Type: History Museums, Museums
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
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Owner description: Fun theatrical exhibits celebrate the history of pirates in the Caribbean.
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“argh!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2005

excellent; worth the trip to nassau, coupled with a tour of fort charlotte, you have a very accurate and immersive tour of piracy in the age of empires.

in the museum is a hoard of historc readings, teaching those who would visit the rich history of the carribean, sugar trade, export lines, shipping, and piracy. the presentations were colorful and exiting, and being boarded by a hoarde of pirates made you feel as though you were there!

the staff let you explore as long as you wish, and reading every word in the museum would take quite a while, considering all of the planks, placards, notecards, and signs posted to clarify the finer points of the period. there are fun quizzes to test your knowledge, and to shed some light on the myths of the pirates.

historically accurate and exhilerating, no trip to nassau is complete without a trip to 'pirates'.

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“Fun for the family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2005

My 11 yo son wanted to go (he got in free!) I was willing to take him. We both enjoyed it. From the pirates out on the street beckoning to you.. and then saying they would rather have your watch for the fee... to offering to put your child to work on the boat... It was fun... the exhibit was dark, but my pictures taken with a flash came out fine. My son especially enjoyed the true/false questions posted all around (with the answers covered up untill you were ready to guess). Lots of facts about pirate life and some history thrown in on the side. Be sure to stop in the garden when you are done to get a picture in the shackels and the "fill in your face" pirate group. I found the gift shop to have some fun items that we did not see anywhere else. Takes about an hour- but you can stay as long as you want.

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“Not too bad”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2005

If it’s hot when you’re in Nassau this will be a welcome stop. The entire tour is air-conditioned and will feel good if you’re overheating. I was a little disappointed because research I had done prior to visiting while on my cruise said that it was a guided tour. It wasn’t the day we were there. It was self-guided which is okay I guess but I was told there would be someone in a period costume that would walk you through the whole thing. At the end there are some display cases with some interesting artifacts to look at. It’s a fairly short walk from the port and probably worth checking out.

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“Like walking around the Pirates of the Caribbean Ride at Disneyland.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2004

If you want a little history and a great way to spend an hour, visit this museum. It's right downtown and difficult to miss.

First off you should know that you can buy a package deal at the bar next door that gives you a yard of daquiri, admissions, and %10 off merchandise for cheap. Don't miss that like we did!

The museam is a mixture of real life artifacts, diaramas, audio reanactments, live acting, and life size models of not only a pirate ship, but Blackbeard himself attacking you. There is a lot of reading involved so be ready.

If you're a big dork like me and enjoy studying the history of a place you visit just as much as you take advantage of its physical attributes, then you'll want to check this out.


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“Has gone downhill quite a bit”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2004

We had visited the Pirates Museum three years ago and loved it. We went this year, December, and were greatly disappointed. None, repeat, none of the audio worked--which greatly affected the experience. My girls remembered the pirates conspiring to take over the ship, and were very bummed to not hear it this time. It was still fun, but sort of a rip off given the admission price and lack of working audio.

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