Bahamas Historical Society Museum

As the main museum of the Bahamas Historical Society, this building maintains a large collection of artifacts and documents that span more than five hundred years of Bahamas history.


Exhibits at the museum feature collections of historic relics including a coat of arms, the islands' Declaration of Independence, stone slabs featuring petroglyphs, and scale models of historic ships.

Staying Close

Those wishing to visit Bahamas Historical Society Museum may choose to book their trip in downtown Nassau, since those staying in this area of the Bahamas will have convenient access to the museum during their visit. Though this location isn't swarming with tourists, you'll still find a varied selection of accommodations to choose from.

Hotels near Bahamas Historical Society Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (4.8 km) W
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.5 mi. (4.7 km) W
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.6 mi. (4.9 km) W
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.8 mi. (5.0 km) W
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.8 mi. (5.0 km) W
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.6 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 1.8 mi. (4.5 km) SE

Location and What's Nearby

There are dozens of eateries to pick from in the community around this museum. The closest restaurant is Cafe Matisse, which has a menu full of Italian dishes. Also close-by, you'll come across eateries like Balduccino Fine Foods and Taj Mahal where you should try out Indian meals and experience the flavors of the Bahamas.


Operating Hours

The museum is open five days a week, being closed on Wednesday and Sunday. On Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday it is open from 10:00am until 4:00pm, while on Saturday it is only open from 10:00am until noon. The museum is closed throughout the months of July and Augusts, as well as on all public holidays.


The cost of Admission for an adult is $1(USD, and for a child it is $0.50(USD).

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 322-4231



Location: Elizabeth Avenue & Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence


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