Pirates of Nassau Museum
Pirates of Nassau Museum
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9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Wax exhibits celebrate the history of pirates in the Bahamas. Self guided tour.
Duration: < 1 hour
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  • John
    Chicago, Illinois8 contributions
    Decent historical activity
    I really enjoy the history around the Golden Age of Pirates so this was a planned experience during our trip. Was not expecting much but was pleasantly surprised. It's a bit expensive but I thought they did a pretty good job making this interesting to history buff and others as well. The museum takes about 20 min to walk through and the settings could use some updating, but my family and I all liked it. Feel like there was some missed opportunities to make this more than just a tourist trap.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 6, 2023
  • Island Spotters
    Boston, Massachusetts6 contributions
    Surprising gem found on our walking journey during our port stop
    Nassau was a port of call on our Bahamian cruise in March 2023. We wanted to do our own walking tour of the city and Pirates of Nassau was one of our first stops. As I entered the museum you encounter a surprising large replica of a Pirate Ship. After taking everything in within that room, I had a slight thought, “Is this all it is?”, boy was I wrong. There is a doorway in the back of the ship where it opens up to the rest of the museum, it was a fun clever way to get you emerged in the museum. We brought our three kids in their 20’s and they all enjoyed it. Tip: there are stair, but they provide handicap elevators. The museum was done very well and provided much information about the pirates that inhabited Nassau. We stayed about an hour exploring, what a fun way to start our Nassau journey!
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written March 16, 2023
  • JonInIndy
    390 contributions
    Fun walk through pirate history
    Walked to the museum during a cruise stop. It is about a 10-15 minute walk and you will pass other small shops and a straw market along the way. Pretty much consists of displays of pirates in a scene of some type and written information about that scene as well as info about pirates. It is easy to walk through and can be completed in 30-45 minutes which gives you plenty of time to do other things in town if on a cruise ship. IMO, the $14 entry was appropriate for what was in the museum. Thought there would be a some material related to the series "Black Sails" being in Nassau, but still worth a look if you're into pirate history.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 9, 2023
  • Colin Clark
    Jersey, United Kingdom35 contributions
    Pirates
    If your in Nassau this is worth a look it’s pretty cheap and good to have a wonder round and only takes around 45 mins with some very history and interesting facts about pirates. We enjoyed it. There is a bar when you leave if you fancy a beer too.
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 14, 2023
  • Voyager826087
    Altoona, Pennsylvania40 contributions
    Worth the visit for sure!
    The museum was a perfect way to learn about the history of the islands and escape from the heat. The museum had enough content to learn something new without being overwhelming. The exhibits were enough to keep young kids entertained but may be a bit scary at certain parts. We loved this museum and look forward to returning during our next visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 13, 2023
  • Shari C
    Texas51 contributions
    Informative, educational
    The indoor museum was a good place to go on a rainy day. We were a group of adults, so I can't speak to the museum appeal/appropriateness for children. We learned lots of interesting facts. It was mostly reading short paragraphs and some pirate posters. There were large exhibits showing what the inside of a boat etc looked like. Not a whole lot to see. And you just walk through a designated path to view everything on your own.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • Karen M
    5 contributions
    Fun rain break
    It was a fun, dry place to hang out during a tropical downpour. Our self-guided walking tour got interrupted by a squall, so we took a taxi over to see some pirate history. This was a fun small museum. It wasn’t the most academic or cultural choice but we enjoyed it. Definitely a fun way to spend 45 min or so.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • A S
    14 contributions
    So So
    I had high hopes for this museum since Nassau is so rich in pirate history. There is some interesting things in this museum; however the museum is small and you can get through it within about 45 min. The museum is pretty cheesy, but can be a nice break if it rains or to get you out of the heat
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 10, 2023
  • Lissy0717
    Waterford, New York674 contributions
    Fun time at the Pirate Museum
    I really enjoyed my time at the Pirate museum. I would have spent more time there but the person I was with got tired and we had to leave. I loved that the museum took me thru a particular period in time. Thought it was fun that it felt like I was stepping on board a pirate ship. The stories were awesome and the price was right. I thought it was a good deal.
    Visited August 2023
    Written August 27, 2023
  • HazardBuck
    30 contributions
    Worth the price of admission/ fun
    Fun and interesting pirate museum. The walk thru pirate ship was informative as well as well put together in the various depictions of ship life. Great info signs with other displays that have easy to digest /retain bit of pirate history . Well worth the entrance price ! Spent under an hour walking through.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written October 29, 2023
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Doris
Lucerne, Switzerland6 contributions
Feb 2024 • Solo
In my opinion, the museum is not particularly worth seeing. It didn't live up to my expectations. The entrance fee is far too high considering what it offers and the size of the museum.
Written February 18, 2024
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Angela G
Houston, TX2 contributions
Aug 2023 • Family
If you like pirates, this was a fun museum to go through. Like other people stated, it isn’t very large and reading everything you can complete it in about 1 hour.
Walking in was like walking into the pirates ride. They have a ship replica with a lot of signs all around telling you what each thing is. We enjoyed seeing all the pirates pictures with their flags attached and reading the pirate lore. I would go back again if we were in Nassau and the weather wasn’t nice.
Written January 25, 2024
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Brendan S
Arlington, VA1,688 contributions
Jan 2024 • Solo
One look at this place and I knew it was a tourist trap. But with an hour to kill before heading to the airport and at a cost of just $14, I figured why not? The museum consists of a replica pirate ship and exhibits populated with life-size wax pirates. There is some effort to focus the content on Nassau’s specific history relating to pirates, but most of the informational content is wall signs with limited and very general information about the life of a pirate and a few notable pirates. The Museum is almost completely lacking in actual pirate artifacts until you get to the gift shop, which includes several display boxes with pistols, swords and items excavated from a sunken pirate ship. It is unclear why they put these items in the gift shop but my guess is they assumed few typical guests would be interested in them. The information and exhibits are so limited that it would be hard to spend more than 30-45 minutes here. I liked it for what it was, but the whole museum is badly dated, and it could use a refresh so it doesn’t look so shabby.
Written January 16, 2024
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PKEM
Chelmsford, UK206 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
It was a rainy day in Nassau, so my wife and I decided to pass some time by visiting the Pirate museum. It was actually very interesting to see, hear and read about the history of pirates and piracy. It was quite visual and had some good displays. If you are interested in pirates, then worth a visit. I only rated 3, as I thought it was a little expensive.
Written December 16, 2023
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KD7152
Great Baddow, UK266 contributions
Dec 2023 • Couples
This is a good activity if the weather is terrible or you really love pirates. Looks a little like pirates of the Caribbean ride. You can walk onto the ship. A little more information about life on the ship would be great. At $14 each my thought was a little expensive. It probably takes about 30 mins to go around the attraction.
Written December 15, 2023
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helga2522
Berkshires, MA31 contributions
Dec 2023 • Friends
The museum was easy to find and the entrance fee was reasonable! The museum had a lot of info and pictures on the white pirates but the sign stated that most pirates were black. We didn’t see any pictures or displays with people of color.
Written December 7, 2023
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alexturner74
Atlanta, GA167 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
Our family of 4 had a great time. It's a relatively short experience and as a result you can really take your time to read the signs/information. So, if you have another hour or so to kill in Nassau, this is something fun to do with the kids.
Written November 25, 2023
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HazardBuck
Houston, Texas30 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Fun and interesting pirate museum. The walk thru pirate ship was informative as well as well put together in the various depictions of ship life. Great info signs with other displays that have easy to digest /retain bit of pirate history . Well worth the entrance price ! Spent under an hour walking through.
Written October 29, 2023
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max1442
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fun way to spend an hour. Interactive exhibition with pirates artifacts, pirate stories and a souvenir shop. Went on a public holiday, very few people were there.
Written October 11, 2023
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sosacm
Chicago, IL3 contributions
Sep 2023 • Couples
This is a solid way to spend a half-hour or so in Nassau. The exhibits are fun and the artifacts are fascinating. Piracy is a bit romanticized here, but not overly so.
Written September 21, 2023
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