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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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Interesting

This museum holds a lot of interesting facts but not many artifacts. All in all for the low price... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
alexandramagee
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Milton, Delaware
Humbling and sobering experience

There's really not much to this museum at moment, but it is in the process of being added to with... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Anette J
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London, United Kingdom
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  • Very good37%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
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“slave trade” (17 reviews)
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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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Reviewed 9 October 2017

This museum holds a lot of interesting facts but not many artifacts. All in all for the low price (under $10) it's worth it.

1  Thank alexandramagee
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

There's really not much to this museum at moment, but it is in the process of being added to with touch screens for a more interactive experience. Now though it's just the one room with pictures and writing round the walls about slavery in general...More

1  Thank Anette J
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

I took my 5 year old on the recommendation of website recommendations but was immediately disappointed. The museum is limited to a small air conditioned room with wall-sized printed storylines and a handful of artifacts. I could have learned the same history from a quick...More

1  Thank Matthew R
Reviewed 14 July 2017

Admidst the hustle and bustle of Bay Street, one would not expect to find a museum describing the history of slavery in Nassau. The museum building itself was used for the sale of slaves. It is a humbling experience to read the stories. The museum...More

1  Thank buddingtraveller17
Reviewed 6 July 2017

There is nothing flashy here: just placards with photos and text, but the information is interesting and I learned a lot. Recommended.

1  Thank Buzz K
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

This was a very small museum, but very informative. I learned a lot more than I ever learned from a textbook. Would recommend as the $5 is very reasonable and the ac makes it very enjoyable.

Thank samisossa
Reviewed 9 June 2017

You must visit this small but highly informative museum. The layout is perfect for a self-guided visit.

1  Thank yvonnefuentes
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Very informative and worth a visit, small museum with displays detailing the history of slavery. Byron, the guide, provides a brief overview and will answer any questions you have. Entry fee is around $5.

Thank Bramhalltraveller
Reviewed 24 May 2017

Great place for those interested in history, especially the kids. Along with the library, it really shouldn't be missed.

Thank Vic C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This museum was a revelation, from the introductory talk from Byron the custodian to all the artefacts there. It makes you really stop and reflect on mans' inhumanity to his fellow beings. Families being split up, children being removed from their parents. All forced to...More

1  Thank scubagirl51
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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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