Nassau Public Library & Museum
Nassau Public Library & Museum (Shirley Street, between Parliament St. and Bank Lane, Nassau, New Providence Island) –– built in 1797, this interesting octagonal building was formerly the Nassau Goal (Old World spelling for “jail”) during the 18th century. The prison cells now house a small collection of old books, photographs, Arawak artifacts and historical colonial documents. It is located near the courts and other Government buildings. Admission is free. Open Monday – Thursday 10am to 8pm; Friday 10am to 5pm; Saturday 10am to 4pm. Closed Sundays.