Balcony House Museum

Photo Credit: © Roger Wollstadt CC BY

This museum is housed in what is believed to be the oldest house on the island. Today it offers a look back into the early period of Nassau and to see how daily life was for some.


Balcony House Museum presents for out-of-towners an unequaled look regarding how the country's people regard the subject. Part of the bounty of showcases at Balcony House Museum , visitors may notice a selection of permanent exhibits. These are this institution's un-moving displays.

It is hard to miss this bright pink and white rimmed house. Built in the 1700's, this colonial house shows the standard of living a well-off colonialist would have had.

Staying Close

Balcony House Museum is located in downtown Nassau, so guests staying in this region of the Bahamas will be pleased to have easy museum access during their time there. Despite the fact that this location isn't a major hub for tourism, you will still find a reasonably good selection of hotel options to pick from.

Hotels near Balcony House Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (4.8 km) W
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.7 km) WSW
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.9 km) WNW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.4 mi. (5.0 km) W
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.5 mi. (5.0 km) W
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 2.0 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.3 mi. (5.0 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

If you've worked up an appetite during your museum visit, don't worry -- you'll find a wide variety of lunch and dinner spots within traveling distance. Talking Stick, which serves up Caribbean fare, is also the most convenient option for museum visitors. It's only around about a hundred yards from this landmark, so stop by and eat up! Brussels Bistro and Van Breugel's Restaurant are additional restaurant choices nearby. At Van Breugel's Restaurant you and your companions might sample European fare and enjoy the local foods and culture of the Bahamas.


Operating Hours

The house opens Monday through Friday at 9:30am, and closes everyday except for Thursday at 4:30pm. On Thursday, the Balcony House stays ipen until 10:00pm.


Admission is free, though they do graciously accept donations.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 302-2621

Location: Market Street , downtown Nassau, New Providence



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