Disclosure: This post is part of a hosted stay. All opinions are my own.
On my recent press trip to Nassau and Paradise Island, we spent most of our time at Atlantis Resort – Bahamas. However, we did head into Nassau one morning for tours of both the Pirates of Nassau Museum and the Heritage Museum of the Bahamas. Both museums were definitely worth checking out, and the kids on the trip enjoyed them as well.
Things to Do in Nassau: Museums
The Pirates of Nassau museum, located in the heart of Nassau, is an easy trip for any guests arriving via cruise ship. We took a motor coach from Atlantis and it was a short drive. Guests are greeted outside the museum by a very realistic pirate, and then led into the museum through the gift shop. After posing for photos, we headed through a pirate ship exhibit to the the self-guided tour.
The museum focuses on the history of pirates in the Bahamas and offers interactive exhibits with lots of information. The museum is very realistic, and can be a bit gory for younger kids. My nine-year old son loved it however, and wasn’t scared at all. Expect to spend about an hour or so in the museum depending on how much time you spend checking out each exhibit.
After visiting the Pirates of Nassau museum, we walked a few blocks to the new Heritage Museum of the Bahamas, located across the street from famous Graycliff Hotel. The museum is small, but offers lots of great exhibits and artifacts showcasing the history of the Bahamas. Our guide led the kids to the front of our group, and carefully explained many of the exhibits. My son, who really enjoys hearing about history and heritage, really loved learning everything, from the British ownership of the Bahamas, to the history of the maritime culture. It’s a great place to visit – whether you are in Nassau for the day or for a longer vacation.