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Nassau Public Library & Museum

Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-322-4907
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This museum on the history of Nassau features an old jail and exhibits on the Lucayan Indians.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good48%
  • Average16%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
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“quick look” (2 reviews)
“pink color” (2 reviews)
Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is truly unique. Don't leave Nassau unless you visit this unique contradiction: A jail that has become a place of education, relaxation, and a museum.

Thank P Samuel B
Reviewed 21 May 2017

It's an historic place, including being the first jail - you can read all about the history there. I usually sit by a window, enjoy the fresh air, and get completely indulged in a book. I also go here if I need to use the...More

Thank Felicity I
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We visited the library while walking around Nassau. The building stands out with its pink color and octagonal shape. It dates from 1797 and was originally a jail. The inside was quite small and really something to see. Every possible space was crammed with books...More

Thank ERIC S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

This is a very old building which was the first jail in Nassau. It is now a library, which is like stepping back in time.

Thank mkblind
Reviewed 19 November 2016

It was quite hot and stuffy inside, with very very old books. Not much room to maneveur. Not really much to see.

1  Thank plufies
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

As a book with a very nice Cover and a average content, it's the perfect example for this place, the architecture is pretty colorful on the outside, it attracts the attention and invite to came in, but already In the inside, isn't impressing as you...More

Thank Marcos R
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We popped our heads in this tiny library and it was amazing. The structure was once a colonial jail, dating back to 1797, when it became the first building in Parliament Square. Per Wikipedia, "The building is said to have been inspired by the Old...More

Thank projectx633
Reviewed 27 July 2016

My wife and I enjoyed a nice vacation in Paradise Island, Bahamas. We went to the Nassau Public Library & Museum. The library is the largest library in the Bahamas.

Thank Ben B
Reviewed 20 July 2016

You can still see evidence that this beautiful library used to be a jail. Sit, cool off, and browse the collection in this historic site.

Thank Andrea6385
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

This building is a really neat piece of Bohemian architecture. It was originally a jail cell that was converted into a library. In addition it is octagon in shape and pink! If you take any of the band tours they will pass by this building...More

Thank Jennifer W
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