Pompey Museum of Slavery & Emancipation - Nassau, The Bahamas
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member elyob
N 25° 04.694 W 077° 20.651
18R E 263556 N 2775661
Quick Description: The museum is located on West Bay Street between the temporary straw market and the rebuilt straw market.
Location: Bahamas
Date Posted: 5/2/2011 7:01:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMBBZP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member MikeGolfJ3
Views: 11

Long Description:
The building hosting the museum is the "Vendue House" which was the site of local slave auctions 200 years ago. Thus the name of the building, "vendu" is the French word for "sold."

While there are few artifacts such as tools of punishment or incarceration, the museum is very informative. Many documents tell the stories of the changed economy in The Bahamas after emancipation. The museum has also recreated the interior of a slave ship.

With such a reasonable cost for admission, your visit is well worthwhile. There is no tour guide so your visit to the museum can be undertaken at your chosen pace. This small museum is a good escape from the sun or the rain.
Theme:
As noted in the name, the theme of the museum is the history of slavery, abolition and emancipation (which was in 1834) in The Bahamas.


Street Address:
West Bay Street, Nassau.


Food Court: no

Gift Shop: yes

Hours of Operation:
weekdays 10h00-16h30 Saturday 10h00-13h00


Cost: 1.00 (listed in local currency)

Museum Size: Small

Relevant Web Site: [Web Link]

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