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“Interesting Look at Bahamian Culture”

Grum Ma's House Cultural Center
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Grum Ma's Cultural Center Admission and Tour
Ranked #2 of 4 Food & Drink in Freeport
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Grum Ma's House Cultural Center is one of best ways to experience "da" real Bahamian life on Freeport, Grand Bahama. Located next to Historic St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church which is itself the first Catholic Church on this island. The building was built using style by Fr. Jerome. Less than 10 minutes from the harbour. Cruise passengers prebook for transportation arrangements please. Visit to the Cultural Center is about 45 minutes. We are flexible and accommodate our guests. Hands on activities, Bahamian bush tea and Junkanoo and other aspects of the culture/ History. Learn about our first Bahamians: the Arawaks, Lucayans and Tainos and the ancestors of our contemprary Bahamians who originated from: the United Kingdom, United States, West African countries, the Caribbean. Bahamas Ministry of Tourism Bahama Host Certified. TasteBahamas is our food tour: Grum Mas House for the cultural component. Then Buddies by the Bay for a Bahamian lunch prepared by Princess Dianna who also gives a cooking class tour.This last 2 1/2 hours. Bahamian Cooking classes
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Food available for purchase, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 5 April 2014

This place rocks in a casual island way. They have lots of colorful and interesting Junkanoo Festival costumes to view. The guide shares a wealth of information about bush medicine and you can get a feel for old time Bahamian culture if you take an hour to "get into" the place. Entry is by donation.

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Donald D, Owner at Grum Ma's House Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2014

Culturevulture94 thank you for your great review. Without guests like you who spend the time at our place makes it all worth while. I have now repaired the sound so there is added value to the Junkanoo excitement. There is nothing like hearing the different instruments, natural and man made as they compliment the vibrant the colours of the costumes. Thank you.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

From the outside Grum Ma's house seems small, but the knowledge inside is huge. Donald, who founded the centre is a fascinating source of information. I learnt so much about the islands, the people and their culture. There is no charge for the visit, but you will willingly find yourself leaving a donation to the centre. Well worth leaving yourself some time to spend here.

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Donald D, Owner at Grum Ma's House Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

I appreciate your generosity in spending time at Grum Ma's House. To have travelled from so far a place and find us in the middle of almost nowhere was a blessing to me indeed. I know that your travels now will be more fulfilling and the adventure will have been worth the journey.

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

If you are visiting Freeport, The Bahamas, and looking for an off-resort/off-ship adventure that takes a look at the 'real' Bahamas, a trip to Grum Ma's House is a worthy visit. Very informative, hands-on, simplistic, but real. A great place to take children!

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1  Thank BrentSpringer
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Donald D, Owner at Grum Ma's House Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2014

Thank you for your visit with us. We enjoyed hosting you and your family. Yes Grum Ma's is right in the middle of the settlement of Hunter's on the South shore of Grand Bahama out side the city of Freeport. Come again and all the best to you and your family and friends.

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Reviewed 30 March 2014

Grum Ma's House and its founder Donald Duncombe are a "must visit" for Grand Bahama. Don't rush and give yourself loads of time; Donald is so knowledgable about the islands you will find yourself just wanting to hear more.
This cultural centre is not on the "standard" tours. We visited with Hida Ingram who is an island guide and can be contacted at hida@experiencegrandbahamaisland.com

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Donald D, Owner at Grum Ma's House Cultural Center, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2014

Thank you Sunbird99. I appreciate your review and your visit. It was a journey worth traveling.

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