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National Art Gallery of The Bahamas

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Museum showcasing Bahamian art & history in an elegant 19th-century mansion. People often mention nice, gallery, Bahamian, work, grounds, local,


Address

3MG3+63C, W Hill St, Nassau, Bahamas

Website

nagb.org.bs

Contact

+1 242-328-5800

Rating on Google Maps

4.60 (361 reviews)

Open on Google Maps

Working Hours

  • Sunday: 12 to 5 pm
  • Monday: Closed
  • Tuesday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Wednesday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Thursday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Friday: 10 am to 5 pm
  • Saturday: 10 am to 5 pm

Featured Reviews


Frequently mentioned in reviews: nice (9) gallery (9) Bahamian (8) work (7) grounds (6) local (6)
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  • 5/5 Anicha g. 6 months ago on Google
    I loved it. The presentation by Mrs. Bethel was informative and rewarding
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Kaye H. 1 year ago on Google
    Absolutely loved it... Fabulous art
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Chris (Just R. 2 years ago on Google
    It's a small place and, when we visited, only half open. We were given free entry. Some of the pieces on show were interesting. It also has an 'art garden'. Nice ambience and worth a visit.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 April W. 2 years ago on Google
    Only the exterior grounds were open when we visited. The art walk is nice. Be aware that it is a well maintained and marked trail but pretty rugged. Wheelchairs and stroller would not work out well. There are lovely sculptures along trails. There is also a lot of trees and local Flora and fauna to view. It does seem to be a work in progress still. If doing a walking tour this should be included.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 4/5 Lynden S. 5 years ago on Google
    This gallery features many popular Bahamian paints and art work. It also host many events.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 LerDon B. 5 years ago on Google
    Excellent display of Bahamian culture. This venue has ongoing and engaging events that celebrate a myriad of art forms. I love it!
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Egle 4 years ago on Google
    Very nice place and not very touristic. They have nice art hop with great prints and postcards.
    2 people found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Native S. 2 years ago on Google
    The premiere art gallery of The Bahamas. Visit this gallery for the finest in Bahamian art and sculpture set in an historic colonial style building. Cultural events are held here often too. Highly recommended. : )
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 J F. 1 year ago on Google
    The National Art Gallery is opened again. And has presented wonderfully, the art of Tampa based Bahamian artist, Kendra Frorup "The Whimsical Collector". All the gallery spaces display her wonderful work spanning a couple decades. You will enjoy this meditative and indeed whimsical collection. There is sure to be several pieces that enchant you. Highly recommend a visit. Parking on the grounds, inside the gates was available. And there's even an EV Charging Station parking spot. The entrance was free - not sure if that was for locals. Gallery staff were welcoming and pleasant. The Art Park and garden spaces were open for strolling and wandering. P.S. Based on observation, I believe EVERY Bahamian Art Gallery venue has a Junkanoo art piece at their entrances. 😀
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Justine Clare M. 2 years ago on Google
    Now fully open with an interesting exhibit by local artist Kendra Group in lots of mediums. Beautiful building and gardens and an ampitheatre. A lovely change of pace.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Maxwell L. 1 year ago on Google
    We had a lovely time wandering through the galleries and the sculpture park. Unfortunately when we visited the permanent collection was replaced by a temporary one which while very nice was a letdown. The sculpture park has some great work but the path through it is very inaccessible. The museum is an a beautiful building and the gift shop has some wonderful things to take back with you.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Christian C. 1 year ago on Google
    Beautiful place. The structure 10/10, neatness 10/10, art exhibition 10/10. Price is good 10$/per
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 Anita S. 1 year ago on Google
    Came here as part of our walking Dilly Dally walking tour and it was a nice experience. I would recommend stopping by here.
    1 person found this review helpful 👍

  • 5/5 alfahad91 10 months ago on Google
    A must see when in Nassau. Very interesting art from local artists. In addition to the art indoors there is a nice outdoor section. The staff are very friendly.

  • 5/5 Tammy J. 10 months ago on Google
    This is my first time visiting the gallery they have nice Bahamian artwork I will definitely go back again there are two floors take pictures because there's a lot of nice artwork inside.

  • 5/5 Alma Nora Ramirez L. 1 year ago on Google
    Very nice family friendly place that supports local artist. Very well maintain and the activities organized at the museum are always well plan and fun. Totally recommend it! :)

  • 5/5 T N. 1 year ago on Google
    I recommend this place. The price of admission is reasonable, the staff very friendly and helpful, and the artwork is beautifully done, and allows you to see work by local artists that show the connection between Bahamian culture and nature and the objects they used to create the work. The outdoor native plants garden could use better signage so we can know exactly what we are looking at.

  • 5/5 D K. 1 year ago on Google
    Lovely! Took our 3 kids ages 3, 5 & 8. We all enjoyed the art on display including the children’s exhibition. My kids were inspired and look forward to going back to school and sharing what they saw and learned with their class and teachers

  • 5/5 Jonah L. 1 year ago on Google
    Nice gallery! A lot to look at

  • 5/5 Jasmine O. 1 year ago on Google
    Beautiful grounds and a wonderful gift shop, where I bought a ton of souvenirs. Alas, the galleries are still closed for changing over an exhibition, but my stroll around the grounds and chat with the gift shop clerk were delightful.

  • 5/5 Leon H. 1 year ago on Google
    Really localised and poetic, the art here is really focussed on the theme of belonging and reclaiming identity which I was really grateful to see - as you walk around the port you see anti cruise ship posters, stickers and protests, so I was worried you were going to see items catering to tourists sensibilities, but it’s anything but. Such visitors, ourselves included, got a richer fuller taste of Bahamian culture and its heart, more so than just seeing it as a stop off sunny destination. You could argue it Should be a must see fit all who come. Really glad to have made the trip out and I hope more people do to see the soul of the place presented with pride and glory.

  • 4/5 Manouchka Bien A. 1 year ago on Google
    Very artistic. Enjoyed the pieces on display. Appreciated the artist highlights gave a better understanding of what the pieces met and vantage point of the artist. Would totally encourage all interested persons to visit. Totally worth it

  • 5/5 Amy M. 2 years ago on Google
    Free, beautiful grounds. Really high quality art exhibits and great history education about the Bahamas and local culture. There was only one other person there. Better than the gimmicky spots in downtown in my opinion. One block from Watling's Distillery. Can do both in about 2 hrs if you are budgeting time for cruise departure.

  • 5/5 Joe G. 2 years ago on Google
    Nice place to visit it was open can't take pictures inside but it was quite the exhibit

  • 4/5 John 2 years ago on Google
    Small but great art gallery. Go on a day the weather is good because you will want to walk the grounds. Entire thing should take about 2- 3 hours. Or if you really enjoy reading everything

  • 5/5 Daryl E. 2 years ago on Google
    Much to see on this small art gallery. Moving images and provocative commentary. Photography not allowed in the gallery.


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Amenities


  • Accessibility
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible toilet
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible car park
    • ✓️ Wheelchair-accessible entrance

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