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Address: Prince George Wharf, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: +1 242-323-3182
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Museum showcasing the costumes and floats from the annual Junkanoo parade.

Museum showcasing the costumes and floats from the annual Junkanoo parade.

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Enjoyable, A Must to Understand Island Culture

We were pleasantly surprised by this museum and Barabas of Barabbas and the Crew. We saw how Junkanoo costumes were created, heard the cowbells, whistles, and drums. Even got to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 12, 2016
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Columbus, Georgia
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Columbus, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We were pleasantly surprised by this museum and Barabas of Barabbas and the Crew. We saw how Junkanoo costumes were created, heard the cowbells, whistles, and drums. Even got to beat drums ourselves. We saw costumes from past Junkanoos which were absolutely amazing. We enjoyed our visit so much, despite no A/C and many stairs and uneven surfaces. Large inventory... More 

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Hackensack, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

My wife and I had a nice vacation in Paradise Island, Bahamas. We went to the Junkanoo Expo Museum in Nassau. The museum does a great job of showing the many Junkanoo festivals and parades.

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West Babylon
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016

we weren't sure what to expect on this stop of our tour but it was fun. The owner clearly has pride and passion and junkanoo is very special and dear to him. He also takes giving back to his community quite seriously. It may not be everyone's cup of tea but come on folks, lighten up! It's a half hour... More 

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Clearfield PA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

We went to this expo after attending boxing day junkanoo. It was a wonderful and educational experience. It's small and done by individuals who love and have alot of pride in their heritage and junkanoo!! Kids will love this as you get to play the instruments and put colorful costumes on. We loved this expo and plan on taking friends... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2015

Where do I start? the intricate creations of the costumes, instruments and floats are fantastic. Pay attention to the history of Junkanoo.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2015

What an amazing venue. Full of culture, knowledge and living history. This is a very special and unique place and one that I intend to visit anytime I am in Nassau in the future. This is a priceless resource and I am SO happy I got to experience it for myself. Highly recommended!

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2015

Although the owner and his step son were knowledgeable and passionate about their skills and activities the shop was messy and everything looked amateurish close up. We were invited to try in costumes and take photos and instructed and allowed to play drums which was Ok.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2015

The energy of the museum owner was infectious. We loved looking at the Bahama Mamma costumes, playing the drums and cow bells and tasting the Junkanoo cokes ... A fun stop for all ages

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New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2014

If you are in the Bahamas during Christmas and or New Years, you must go see the Junkanoo Carnival. This is Nassau's Carnival, the Rio De Janiero, in Bahamas on Bay Street. This is the cultural parade with colorful floats and and costumes that runs from 1 am to 11 am in the morning. The music is amazing and the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2014

This museum is closed, and no one seemed to know. It was located on the pier itself, close to the ships (very hard to find, Google Maps didn't work). While Junkanoo itself seemed interesting, there is currently nothing to see. It might be worth checking out when it reopens.

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