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

Bahamas Historical Society Museum is located in downtown Nassau, ensuring visitors to this region of the Bahamas will have the benefit of convenient access to the museum for the duration of their trip. There is a reasonable selection of hotels around the region within the vicinity of the museum.

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 1.9 mi. (5.0 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

If you find your belly rumbling after your museum visit, don't worry -- you'll find a plentiful supply of dining possibilities within traveling distance. Cafe Matisse, which offers Italian fare, is very close-by, making it a great option for museum patrons. Balduccino Fine Foods and Taj Mahal are some more restaurant choices nearby. At Taj Mahal you and your companions may test 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, downtown Nassau, New Providence




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