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Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation

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Address: Bay Street, in front of George Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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A small but interesting museum about an uncomfortable heritage.

Everyone should visit this museum with its displays of slavery and the story of Pompey, a slave who rose up against it. The staff are knowledgeable if there's anything you need... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
ursulaneil777
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom

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Dania Beach, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went there with my kids of 8 and 13 yrs. We found the museum very informative and well exposed, and we recommend the visit. However, because of the topic and the way it is explained (mainly by posters with a lot of text), it is not really suitable for small kids (my 8 years old daughter was a bit overwhelmed)

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Juneau, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is one of the most interesting ones I have been to on slaves. It is also sad to think of selling human beings. The History of Nassau is intertwined with slave trade and the wreck of a specific ship.

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Thank Ginny60
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am not a fan of history museums, but this one was pretty cool. It is more reading than displays, but I feel that made it more interesting.

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Thank Cyndi M
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everyone should visit this museum with its displays of slavery and the story of Pompey, a slave who rose up against it. The staff are knowledgeable if there's anything you need to ask.

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Thank ursulaneil777
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very humbling, very informative, and something I would have gladly paid for. It's a small museum but leaves an impact. A must-visit!

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1 Thank Somia S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2017 via mobile

There are a lot of panels to read and I like that sort of thing. Learned some interesting history and the museum guide provided a good overview before we started. Do not expect an interactive exhibit with button pushing, audio, and video.

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Longwood
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2017

This spot is a must see for visitors. Tour guide is extremely informative. I would highly recommend to travelers.

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Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2017

I got there 30 minutes before closing so had to rush somewhat. Plaques of information chronicled the history of the African people before, during and after emancipation. What was most moving was seeing the shackles put on the men. Horrible.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 16, 2017

An excellent half hour reading the walls of information on the slave trade and the history of the islands.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2017

there is almost nothing interested to view. It is a very small musuem indeed with limited materials to show. up. Tickts are really expensive. it is not worth

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