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, as guests staying in this region of the Bahamas will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum throughout their trip. Though this location isn't a massive tourist destination, you will still find a reasonable 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
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 1.6 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 1.9 mi. (5.0 km) ESE
The Corner Hotel Hotel 4.5 mi. (3.6 km) SW

Location and What's Nearby

There at least a couple convenient open air options to get in on while you aren't touring Bahamas Historical Society Museum. Tourists interested in showing their skillfulness on the green, will want to do so at the most convenient golfing facility, which is Royal Blue. Free moments can also be planned at Western Esplanade Beach, the nearest beach. Although you won't find an extensive selection nearby, a few additional comparable outdoor options exist in the area. You will discover plenty of indoor places to visit within a reasonable distance. Located only a short distance away are another pair of nearby places you may want to check out--Garden of Remembrance and Fort Fincastle.


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, downtown Nassau, New Providence




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