Pompey Museum

This museum is dedicated to telling the story of the African experience in the Bahamas and occupies a building where slaves were once bought and sold.


See artifacts from plantations and those of African origins as you discover the history of slavery in the Bahamas and the African cultural influences and experiences here.

Staying Close

You may enjoy staying in downtown Nassau if you plan on visiting Pompey Museum, since those visiting this area of the Bahamas will be pleased to have easy access to this museum throughout their trip. There is a reasonable selection of hotels around the area surrounding Pompey Museum.

Hotels near Pompey Museum
Hotel Type Distance Direction
Towne Hotel Hotel 0.1 mi. (4.8 km) SSW
British Colonial Hilton Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.9 km) W
Graycliff Hotel And Restaurant Hotel 0.2 mi. (4.7 km) SW
Nassau Junkanoo Resort Resort 0.4 mi. (5.0 km) W
Nassau Palm Hotel Hotel 0.4 mi. (5.0 km) W
Red Carpet Inn Nassau Hotel 2.0 mi. (5.4 km) E
Orchard Garden Hotel Hotel 2.3 mi. (5.0 km) ESE

Location and What's Nearby

Recreational opportunities like working on one's golf game and heading to the beach will also be found easily in the area. Travelers who enjoy testing their proficiency at the green, will be able to do so at the closest golfing option, which is Royal Blue. If you aren't a golfer, consider spending some time at Western Esplanade Beach, the closest beach. However, multiple outdoor options are situated in the neighborhood. Museum guests will also find plenty of interesting places out of the sun within a reasonable distance. Not far away are another pair of attractions--Pirates of Nassau and Balcony House Museum.


Operating Hours

Monday through Saturday from 9:30 am- 4:30 pm are touring hours, except Thursdays, when they close at 1:00 pm. They are not open Sundays or holidays.


There is a very small admission fee to get into the museum, though ages five and under get in free.

Contact Information

Phone Number: (242) 356-0495 Or (242) 325-2315

Location: Bay Street , downtown Nassau, New Providence


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