Sure - hanging at huge resorts is fun, but if you’re looking for a dose of Bahamian culture, where you can learn about this scenic, Caribbean archipelago and the centuries of peoples who’ve inhabited it, carve out some time for a guided tour at the Heritage Museum of the Bahamas.
Located on the second story of the 19th Century Mountbatten House, this small, but intriguing, local museum has dozens of slave era relics, and also features Spanish armor and chunks of prehistoric meteors. See the opulent, colorful dresses that were worn by Plantation owners, or marvel at treasures that date back to days when pirates patrolled the coast. As part of the larger Graycliff Complex, the Heritage Museum authentically fuses history and culture with tourism, a place to stretch and exercise your mind.
The guided tours of the 14 room building take approximately 45 minutes. There is also the option of a self-guided tour with the aid of an audio guide.
Did You Know? Spanish armor from the 16th century had fearsome faces carved in the metal as a way of scaring the enemy. You can find the Spanish battle helmets displayed inside the museum.