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Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation

Bay Street, in front of George Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-356-0495
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Bay Street, in front of George Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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+1 242-356-0495
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"slave trade"
in 18 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"presented information"
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"important history"
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"bay street"
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"bahamian history"
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"self guided"
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"entrance fee"
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"cruise ship"
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"artifacts"
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"slaves"
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"bahamas"
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"overview"
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"curator"
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"freedom"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a very well done museum. It is emotionally draining as you can imagine, but also awe inspiring as you get to see the evolution of the Bahamian people and what an amazing rich culture they have. I learned so much and our greeter...More

1  Thank Lauralux
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Small and easy to do, this museum is chock filled with information on the history of the Bahamas. More importantly it offers an excellent overview of the Atlantic slave trade and it’s impact. It’s located beside the historic slave market and just steps away from...More

3  Thank James M
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Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

I'll preface this by saying this was apart of a larger cultural tour we were on with Majestic Tours. It was a very very informative. It's very interesting how the Caribbean embraces it's history of slavery (Jamaica, Haiti, etc.) and the US just... doesn't. Anywho,...More

1  Thank Joseph C
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The building it self has been used as a slave auction site. Although the display was small with mainly posterboards with information there were also touch screens for more indepth information. Very densely informative on colonial history, slavery, and emancipation from the Bahamian perspective.

2  Thank Nicolaoceangirl
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Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here after getting off of our cruise ship. The museum is very informative. I highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

The name really sells short this outstanding museum of Bahamas history. It's in the middle of a tourist trap, but don't all the commotion outside disappears when you step into this centuries-old building. Yes, it discusses slavery and emancipation, but it goes beyond that to...More

1  Thank Jonathan S
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Well presented information on a dark but important part of Nassau’s history. Worth a visit. An hour well spent learning about local history that wasn't just slavery. An added bonus is the air conditioning.

Thank Ellen H
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Reviewed 14 February 2018

Everyone who visits Nassau should visit this museum. I visit each time I travel to Nassau and I learn something new with each visit. In addition, the gift shop sells books about Bahamians' cultur and history and it sells unique gifts that are made by...More

Thank yerdua2016
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

Oldest building in the Bahamas, kind of weird knowing slaves were beaten, bought, and sold on these same floors 350 years ago. Very good caretakers with insightful info, much better than going in and out of the shops of tourist traps. Must see for any

Thank glentabor
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Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is small; it's easy to read everything in 60-90 minutes. The displays are well put together, very concise and easy to follow along. It's a very thorough history. There are several electronic displays as well, but nothing else that could be interactive. Glad...More

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AFH1
1 February 2016|
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Response from Diayeaye |
Yes. Within walking distance.
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Larry L
10 November 2015|
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Response from Remeee |
The museum is just in front of the cruise terminal ( Prince George Wharf).
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