Junkanoo Expo

Explore the history and culture of Junkanoo, the carnival-party with bright colors, and intricate costumes. Junkanoo Expo houses some truly amazing costumes and masks and makes a great, quick attraction while in Nassau.

What to Expect

Guests are invited to walk through the small museum to view the many colorful costumes. While exploring the exhibits, you are likely to run into Mrs. Nash Ferguson, who owns the museum. Feel free to ask questions and talk about the costumes to make the most out of your experience.

The museum is actually a house re-purposed to showcase the many costumes and hats. As it is right off the cruise dock, you may need to look for it a bit. However, it is a popular attraction, and there are signs to help you spot it.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Junkanoo Expo may choose to book their trip in downtown Nassau, as travelers to this area of the Bahamas will have the benefit of easy access to this museum for the duration of their trip. Despite the fact that the region isn't home to tremendous numbers of tourists, that doesn't mean you won't find a dozen or so of lodgings to choose from.

Hotels near Junkanoo Expo
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.3 mi. (4.8 km) WSW
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.4 mi. (4.9 km) W
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.4 mi. (4.7 km) SW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.7 mi. (5.0 km) W
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.7 mi. (5.0 km) W
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.8 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.0 mi. (4.5 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

Folks coming to Junkanoo Expo will have access to a modest selection of island activities like hitting a few rounds of golf and taking to the coast not far away. Museum patrons looking to follow-up with a few holes of golf should consider going to the closest course, Albany Golf Course. Free moments can also be filled with time at Western Esplanade Beach, the nearest beach. Although the selection isn't overly extensive, a couple other comparable outdoor possibilities exist in the area. Museum guests will also find multiple indoor places to visit in this general area. For those not wanting to have to travel a great distance, there are another pair of alluring attractions close by--Rawson Square and Garden of Remembrance.


Operating Hours

The museum is open daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm.


Admission into the museum costs $2 per adult and $0.50 for children.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 356-2731

Location: Woodes Rogers Walk, Nassau, New Providence


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