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Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre

5 Horseshoe Drive, Nassau N59, New Providence Island
+1 242-356-5846
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Interesting and fun tour

A great insight into the history and Junkanoo and the various costumes used. Playing bongos at the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
731alyon
Nice part of a fun tour!

We really didn't know what to expect on this part of our tour. We were presently surprised by our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
leebaker00
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Our amazing Junkanoo museum represents a taste of our festive and colourful Bahamian culture. There are many awesome Junkanoo costumes and photos which tell the story of past Junkanoo parades. Our vibrant exhibits capture the art of Junkanoo costuming and music. Enjoy our gorgeous mosaic floors and ceilings. It is absolutely breath taking! Stop and shop at our gift store where you will find beautiful souvenirs crafted by local artisans. Our fabulous Junkanoo and Carnival supply store has everything you are looking for to create that colourful and exquisite costumes.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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5 Horseshoe Drive, Nassau N59, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great insight into the history and Junkanoo and the various costumes used. Playing bongos at the end was a definite highlight! Well worth the visit, wish we could have had slightly more time!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We really didn't know what to expect on this part of our tour. We were presently surprised by our visit. Barrabas and his niece were genuinely interested in sharing history of their culture.

Thank leebaker00
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flyygurl, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for taking the time to give us an excellent review and rating. Barabbas is truly a Bahamian Icon. We appreciate you and hope to see you again. JUNKANOO!!!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With out a shadow of a doubt, the experience my campers and I had was exceptional. They got a mouth full about the history of our Bahamian culture"Junkanoo". I must admit, I learnt a few things myself. We had a fantastical time and will make...More

Thank Kia P
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JunkanooWorld N, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much Kia P. We are happy that your experience at Junkanoo World was an exciting and educational one...we are on the right track! Your excellent review and rating are truly appreciated. See you again, soon! JUNKANOO!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want to better understand the Bohemian culture, this is a must. Further, Barrabas is a wonderful human being. JUNKANOO!!!

Thank jonathan o
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flyygurl, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much Jonathan, for the excellent review and rating. Barabbas sends his regards and appreciates your kind remarks. Please continue to spread the word about Junkanoo World, and do come again! JUNKANOO!!!!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Suggest you put this place top of the list of things to do in Nassau! We had a great time learning about Junkanoo, seeing how the costumes are made and hearing about the parades. Such stories, and the costumes were wonderful! Take time to visit!

Thank ncsteslaa
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flyygurl, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Oh wow! Thank you so much for the excellent rating, review and your kind suggestion and recommendations. We are pleased that you had such an awesome experience with us at Junkanoo World. Please come again! JUNKANOO!!!

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Reviewed April 25, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are here from Texas on a babymoon. We have been all over Europe, Hawaii and Mexico, but this place is something special. Make time to check out this spot and gain a real appreciation for the lively spirit and culture of...More

Thank Richmond H
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JunkanooWorld N, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded April 30, 2018

Thank you so much for the excellent rating and review. We love our Bahamian culture and enjoy sharing it. We are very pleased that your experience at Junkanoo World was such a memorable one, and hope to see you again! Love, peace and....JUNKANOO!!!

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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This parade was an evening event which takes place among the stores at Atlantis Casino and hotel,and its free colorful and entertaining.More

Thank boopdboop
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flyygurl, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you very much for taking the time to submit a review, however, we do believe that your review was intended for Marina Village @ Atlantis, P.I. We do recommend the Marina Village Junkanoo performances to our guests if they are staying overnight. This brings...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

This was a real treat Barabas loves his music and his work with the community. You could spend a good hour here learning about the culture their parades and their very special sound. This is an essential part of the culture and worth the time...More

Thank mike t
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flyygurl, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 19, 2018

Thank you so much for such an excellent review and rating. Barabbas truly loves our culture and sharing it with our guests at home and abroad. We appreciate the recommendation! Do come again....JUNKANOO!!!

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Reviewed March 3, 2018

I took a cultural tour while in The Bahamas and this was the first stop. Barabas, the curator, is simply superb! He gives a thorough presentation of the Junkanoo celebration, and provides a tour of the numerous masks that are included in their holiday celebration...More

Thank apatejr
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flyygurl, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Thank you so much for the wonderful review. It is always a pleasure to hear of how positive an impact we have been to a guest's visit and experience. We will be sure to let Barabbas know. Do come again...JUNKANIOO!!!

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Reviewed February 25, 2018

What more to ask, this immersion in the Bahamian culture can't be better represented than by Quentin '' Barabas '' Woodside, a dynamic, passionate and sensitive man who seeks the best for his people while teaching them the basis of their culture, the Junkanoo !!...More

Thank Alain G
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JunkanooWorld N, Manager at Junkanoo World Museum & Arts Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

What an awesome review! Thank you so much, Alain! We are so happy that our joy and passion for the culture of The Bahamas, in particular Junkanoo; carries through to our guests. Thanks for sharing your experience and we hope to see you again...JUNKANOO!!!

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Chadgroft
March 7, 2018|
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Response from flyygurl | Property representative |
Hello. Our tours currently start at $15/person, regularly $35 per adult and $28/child
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barkerbenny
December 15, 2017|
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Response from flyygurl | Property representative |
Hi Paulie, Noted. I will contact you asap. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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August 29, 2016|
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Response from flyygurl | Property representative |
Good morning, Thank you for contacting us. You can walk up and pay upon arrival. Junkanoo World currently has scheduled tours at 1:30pm, Monday through Thursday. Hope to see you soon!
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