Visiting the Museum

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas occupies the historic Villa Doyle, a colonial-era home from 1860, at the corner of Hill and West Hill streets, across from the St Francis Xavier Cathedral.

The National Art Gallery of The Bahamas (NAGB) was the first institution of its kind in the history of The Bahamas, announced in 1996, by then-Prime Minister, Hubert A. Ingraham, as part of a larger expanded system of museums that would record, preserve and historicize the narrative of the independent sovereign nation, established in 1973.

The NAGB is housed in the historic Villa Doyle (see below) situated on West and West Hill Streets, in Historic Charles Towne and on the border of Delancy Town, and is within easy walking distance of Downtown Nassau’s port and main business quarter. It physically bridges the two districts that are at the core of the nation: bustling Downtown—the hub of colonial power and continued wealth through commerce and tourism—and the ‘Over-the-Hill’ community—also known as the ‘nation’s navel’—where the Majority Rule leaders were born and raised. Sadly, once a thriving middle-class community, the latter is now considerably diminished.

Museum Tours

Public Holidays

10am — 5pm
10am — 5pm
10am — 5pm
10am — 5pm
10am — 5pm
12pm — 5pm

*Free for Locals

General Admission

Local Rate
Senior Citizens (65+)
Children (under 12)


Prices inclusive of VAT

*Sundays are free for locals

Building Amenities

  WIFI Accessible

  Wheelchair Accessible

  Secure Parking

  24-Hour Security

Museum Tours

At the NAGB we believe that tours enhance the visitor experience as our knowledgeable, engaging staff and volunteers lead you through our four galleries. These exhibition spaces showcase work ranging from the traditional to the contemporary and encompass all visual art forms. We offer tours for school groups, corporations and communities, civic and recreational groups. Have family and friends visiting? We offer tours to private groups as well!

Tours are offered from Tuesday to Friday unless otherwise arranged. Tour groups can accommodate up to 25 persons. It is recommended that groups of young children are capped at 15. The last tour of the day will be taken at 4 p.m. On our free resident Sundays, docents are available to give tours from 12 noon to 4 p.m. to visitors to the museum.*

For tour inquiries and/or bookings, email Blake Fox at [email protected] or call 328-5800/1.

School Tours & Adult Tours

For tour inquiries and/or bookings, email Blake Fox at [email protected] or call 328-5800/1.

*Tour fees do not apply to free resident Sundays.

Museum Store

Tuesday to Saturdays
10 a.m. — 5 p.m.
12 p.m. — 5 p.m.

Amard Rolle
Phone: (242)328-5800/1
Email: [email protected]

Purchase your admission, event tickets and fabulous gifts for family, friends or just for you. Every purchase supports the conservation, exhibition and education work of the National Art Gallery of The Bahamas as well as the local arts and artisans who present their wares on our shelves. The Mixed Media Museum Store is the premiere authentic Bahamian retail experience.


“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