Atop a hill overlooking West Hill Street sits the sunny and grand Villa Doyle – a historic house dating back to the 1860’s. Established as the site of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas in 1996, the building underwent an extensive, seven-year restoration before its majestic character was unveiled.
The amphitheatre is in a beautiful open-air setting that allows the audience to enjoy the surrounding garden and views. The bowl-shaped auditorium, overlooking the heart of historic Nassau and the harbour beyond, opens up the Bahamian stage to storytelling and entertainment in all its forms – art, music, performance, weddings, meetings, and events of all sorts.
NAGB Art Park
In March 2016, the NAGB, BNT & LLNPP came together to initiate a new sculpture garden project adjacent to the NAGB grounds. The NAGB’s Art Park is the site of the first African hospital (1780) in Nassau, The Bahamas. In 2016, the site was refurbished to introduce visitors to NAGB’s outdoor sculpture collection. Featured in this sculpture walk are eight artworks that reflect the deep history and cultures of The Bahamas.
Mixed Media Store
Along with purchasing tickets for the museum and NAGB events, the Mixed Media Museum Store is packed with budget-friendly merchandise to remember your NAGB visit. The store also boasts a large selection of Bahamian books—literature, poetry, exhibition catalogues, biographies and historical publications.
Hospital Lane Park Project
The first documented hospital in The Bahamas, known as the African Hospital, sat atop the peak of West Hill Street at its intersection of Hospital Lane. First identified in a 1788 map of Nassau, the hospital’s property is now a part of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas’ Art Park.
“Through the NAGB Art and Culture is becoming tangible to Bahamians. With the extension to Grand Bahama it will enrich even more lives, especially the Youth!”
— Alisa Streather-Robinson, Educator