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 guests staying in this part of the Bahamas will be pleased to have easy access to this museum throughout their trip. Though the region isn't swarming with tourists, you will still find a fair selection of hotel options to pick 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 1.9 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 concentration of lunch and dinner spots within traveling distance. Cafe Matisse, which dishes out Italian meals, will be of particular interest to visitors looking for a convenient meal. Balduccino Fine Foods and Taj Mahal are some of the other restaurant options close to Bahamas Historical Society Museum. At Taj Mahal you and your party should try a bite of Indian meals and enjoy the Bahamas scene.


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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