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Bahamas Historical Society

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Address: corner of Shirley Street and Elizabeth Avenue, Nassau, New Providence Island
Phone Number: 242 322 4231

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Lovely Ladies inside who will explain anything you may want to know. I love these quaint museums that are run by, I suppose volunteers who are proud of there countries history and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 10, 2016
Bristol, United Kingdom

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I heard from locals that the Bahamas Historical Society was a good place to visit to learn more about the history of the Bahamas. Unfortunately, it was closed when I visited it, apparently for inventory or renovations.

Thank Lynn M
wilton, ct
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Our family of four stopped in on our way back from the visiting the Queen's staircase site last week while on vacation. It's a sweet little attraction, probably under visited by tourists and locals, but the painted panels of Bahamian history from Columbus' time through to the present were quite lovely and a colorful, graphic way to depict the local... More 

Thank madparkermom
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2016

Lovely Ladies inside who will explain anything you may want to know. I love these quaint museums that are run by, I suppose volunteers who are proud of there countries history and want you to explore it for yourself. Don't expect a posh museum, mainly old artefacts, but interesting stuff nonetheless. "It is what it is" as we say in... More 

Thank warey55
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

Woman were lovely! I am a museum professional in the states to exchange info with them. Great collection, too!

Thank Jenny L
Islamabad, Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2016

The exhibits and write-ups are worth a look if you are interested in the history of the Bahamas. Going through the whole place doesn't take more than half an hour and admission is a donation of your choice.

Thank prefabwilly
Nassau, Bahamas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2016

This museum is fabulous and has a great amount of history. It is staffed entirely by volunteers who are extremely knowledgeable. Give them a call before you head over to make sure they are open. It's on the way to the Queen's Staircase. They have free monthly lectures on various topics. It is usually the 4th Thursday of the month.... More 

Thank dianedewit
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

The guide took me through the entire known history of the Bahamas, which I thoroughly enjoyed. Maybe too much detail for some but he added to the very informative exhibits which used different ways of telling the known life history of these islands.

Thank HaydnL
Front Royal, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Very educational if you take the time to walk and read slowly through the entire museum, gives the history of not only the island but also who discovered it, British, English and American history intertwined with the island

Thank Victoria B
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

It was quiet so we had a private tour by Robert. He was fluid and well informed. It is a small site but is very interesting. It had a good collection of objects, manuscripts and photos. The exhibits covered the early native peoples to exploration of he islands to the European and slave settlements. There were some hand made Marti... More 

Thank Ruth M
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Stumbled upon this museum during a walk around Nassau. You learnt the history of the islands throughout a cartoon story boards. Well worth the visit if you want to know about the culture and history of these paradise islands.

Thank Cjbenson86

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