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The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas

West Hill St, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-302-9150
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The Heritage Museum of The Bahamas opened in July 2014, and is the foundation of Graycliff's new Heritage Village. Located in the historically preserved Mountbatten House on West Hill Street, the museum offers visitors an in depth look at the history and heritage of The Bahamas, ranging from the pre-historic times to today. The majority of the collection exhibited at the museum is owned by Hamilton White, a well-known British antiques collector. Mr. White's expansive collection greatly complements all that lies on historical West Hill Street, with relics and treasures spanning the centuries to include natural history and fossils, the days of Columbus, the piracy era, slavery and plantation life, the Maritimes of the 18th century, life in the out islands during the early 1900's, the days of the Duke of Windsor, the Royal Air Force, Bahamas Speed Weeks, and so much more.... The oldest of artefacts being a slice of a meteorite which is approximately 4.5 billion years old.
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West Hill St, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-302-9150

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Reviewed 9 October 2017

Very interesting tour, a lot of artifacts, a lot to see and learn. Staff was friendly and willing to answer any questions.

Thank alexandramagee
Reviewed 20 April 2017

We walked to this museum from the Woodes Rogers Walk. It is a bit uphill but not very far. The admission charge was $10.75. Admission included use of a free audio headset, which we used. The museum has a lot of antique items that are...More

1  Thank ERIC S
Reviewed 28 March 2017

My husband and I loves this museum,it was so interesting nad full. Of history, we love nassau and will be back next year.

1  Thank 4pools2014
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Do not let the outside fool you. There are tons of things to see in this museum. The staff are very friendly and are full of information.

2  Thank bragg765
Reviewed 1 March 2017

A small but interesting museum giving background to the Bahamas. The section on slavery doesn't mince its words and really makes you think. I found the audio guide good but difficult to follow in a couple of the rooms. The street is being developed as...More

Thank ursulaneil777
Reviewed 19 February 2017

An added attraction on our trip. Small venue with lots to see and read. Needed more time than we had.

Thank Katrina B
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Learned a lot about Nassau though out hundreds of years. Neat displays of local goods for different time periods!

Thank Tina L
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

As part of the tour of the day I did not expect to be amazed by the history behind this museum . The artifacts and tour guides knowledge open my eyes to the travesty of the black people during the 1800. I read books and...More

2  Thank SunnymMaria
Reviewed 26 January 2017

Audio self guided tour, that is in a converted home. The rooms are each a subject matter or period in history. I enjoyed this very much. It was close to the port, and the chocolate factory and cigar factory are across the street. The gift...More

1  Thank Susan F
Reviewed 25 January 2017

You get in to one of the old houses near the Graycliff restaurant. The museum houses a collection of Bahamian artifacts. It's a little chaotic, but it's fun to see - and so much better than jewelry store after jewelry store!

Thank Alexandra7457
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7 December 2017|
Response from Graycliff | Property representative |
Certainly you can pay on arrival. Guided tours are $18.50 per adult and $12.25 for children (plus VAT). Alternatively we offer a Heritage & History Tour which has to be pre-booked and includes the museum, a tour of our... More
Jasmine W
18 December 2014|
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Response from 842ladymaxine |
The Heritage Museum of the Bahamas is a museum that show cases the Hamilton White Collection. There are thirteen theme room dating back to the 1400 straight up to 1900's.