Exploring the Arts and Museums During your Bahamas Vacation Cruise
The beauty of traveling to new and unexplored destinations is immersing yourself into a new culture. Learning the trials and histories of your place of vacation is a enjoyable way to learn more about the world. They say life is a book, if you don’t travel you’ve only read one chapter. Learn more about the rich culture of Grand Bahama Island during your Bahamas cruise vacation. These destinations for arts and entertainment are something you’ll want to explore before leaving the island.
Freeport, Bahamas Art Galleries
Take home a piece of the Bahamas with these thriving art galleries. These local artists have created wild canvases filled with the Carribean vibes and vibrant colors of the Bahamas.
Leo’s Art Gallery
For a truly unique experience, right at the heart of Freeport, this Port Lucaya Marketplace art gallery is a gallery you have to experience for yourself. Leo, the owner, uses this space as both a studio and a gallery. It creates a wonderfully creative gallery. His work is often symbolic, using religion or wildlife as inspiration, and stays true to the Caribbean aesthetic.
Port Lucaya Marketplace, Seahorse Drive, Freeport, Bahamas, BS
Daily – 9:30 to 17:30
Upgrade your Bahamas souvenir to a piece of art, literally. Support the local art community and the islands top artists with paintings or sculptures that encompass the color splashes of Bohemian colors. Not looking for an original painting? They also sell prints, so everyone can leave with a piece of Bohemian art.
International Bazaar, West Sunrise Highway, Freeport, Bahamas, BS
Monday to Saturday – 09:30 to 17:30
Explore More Freeport Excursions
Grand Bahama Island Museums
The Pirates Museum
The Pirates of Nassau is an attraction the entire family can enjoy. Take a look back in time to learn about the bloodthirsty pirates in this interactive excursion right in the heart of Nassau. The museum is conveniently located right at the Nassau harbour so Bahamas cruise goes can hope from ship to ship.
Marlborough and George Streets, Nassau, New Providence Island
Monday to Saturday – 09:30 to 17:30, Sunday 09:30 to 12:30
Adults $13, Children $6.50
The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB)
This historic building was originally built in the 1860’s and showcases the histories of Bohemian Art and Visual cultures. Since it’s restoration in 1990, the NAGB also offers art education workshops, community project details and sponsorships, and an art gallery free to the public.
West & West Hill Streets | (Same street as Gray Cliff and across the street from St. Francis Xavier Cathedral), Nassau, New Providence Island
Thursday to Saturday – 10:30 to 16:30, Sunday 12:30 to 16:30, Closed Mondays and Holidays
International Visitors $10, Local Residents $7, Students and Seniors (Over 65) $5, Children (Under 12) Free
Many Options to Explore
Pick one, or pick all. These art and museum destinations will give a unique look into the Bohemian culture. Don’t forget your souvenirs! You’ll want to bring home the memories of these unique artists you met and the popular attractions you’ll never forget.