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Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation

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Bay Street, in front of George Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum is right across the street where they drop you off on the #10 bus. We took about an hour to tour and read the interactive displays this museum has. We learned about slavery in the Bahamas and emancipation of slaves. It cost $6...More

Thank Clay B
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to take a moment and check it out, It was nice. It told the history of the island and how the people were sold as property in this very building.

Thank s j
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re in Nassau not just for the beach but also for some of its history then do go visit the slavery/emancipation exhibit at the old slave sales house. It’s more of an exhibition than a museum (it’s 1 big room with lots of vision...More

Thank Sarah N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn the history of Bahamas. Small fee to enter and exit with a wealth of knowledge. Very nice and not to big.

1  Thank theorize2
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The museum is a small, but informative place in a historic building where slaves used to be sold. Took my parents who are from China and they enjoyed it and learned a lot! It was only mildly depressing at some points but managed to highlight...More

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 3 August 2018

Those in a vacationing mood might hesitate before entering a museum devoted to a topic as painful and heavy as slavery, but it's well worth the visit. The decision to dedicate the museum to emancipation and freedom as well as slavery was a nice reframe....More

2  Thank Mike_Victor_2014
Reviewed 2 August 2018

Just. So grateful that we have freedom. Good read the history of slavery. My grandson had just done the subject at school so it brought alive for him.

2  Thank theresa12013
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

Its a cheap admission one room museum, the content inside is interesting, lots of writing about different points of history. It's also a lot more positive than expected, focusing on, as the name suggests, the end of slavery and emancipation of the people rather than...More

Thank ctbeadle
Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

2  Thank Lauralux
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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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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