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12 Oct 2018
“Closed until further notice”
22 Jan 2018
“Once a PRISON!”
This museum on the history of Nassau features an old jail and exhibits on the Lucayan Indians.
Shirley Street, Nassau, New Providence Island
+1 242-322-4907
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Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

The books are still in there.... lovely building. No notice for explanation. Odd for a Commonwealth country not to value the access to books & move them elsewhere in the interim.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 994marillad
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The authentic Nassau old time haunt; Three stories containing artifacts, historical books, in this once upon a time jail. Great views from upstairs windows.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Jim L
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
1  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

Date of experience: October 2016
3  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

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank ERIC353
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.

Date of experience: March 2017
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.

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Winnie W
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

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank Marquiniss
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

Date of experience: September 2016
2  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.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank Ben B
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