The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is located on the hill overlooking the Nassau Harbour, just 15 minute walk away from the hustle and bustle of downtown Bay Street. The Art Gallery is housed in a restored 19th century colonial mansion, on a beautiful property with several sculptures on display scattered about the grounds.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students and seniors, and free for children under 12.  If you wish to pay with a credit card, there is a $20 minimum. The art gallery is open from 10-4 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday, and from 12-4 p.m. on Sundays. It is closed on Mondays and Public Holidays.

The ground floor displays a permanent collection of Bahamian Art and the upper galleries features temporary exhibits. The works of art are both contemporary and historical and include paintings, sculptures, photography, collages, murals and multi-media.

There is a gorgeous view from the upstairs balcony overlooking the mansion grounds and Paradise Island. On the ground floor a small well stocked gift shop has various prints for sale.

National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Nassau


Crawfish statute National Art Gallery of The Bahamas




National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Nassau

Villa Doyle, an example of Palladian architecture was built in the 1860s by Sir William Doyle

How to get there:

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas is about half a mile from Prince George Wharf. It should take you about 15 minutes to get there. There are two streets that go up the hill and you can take either one, although the second one Queen Street past the McDonalds may be preferable as it has less motor traffic.



See more pictures in the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas Photo Gallery