Pirates of Nassau
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Pirates of Nassau information
Don’t even try to ignore the pirate pacing outside the museum. Like any seafaring ruffian worth his parrot and peg leg, he had you in his sights the moment you turned the corner. But that’s OK – with its partial re-creation of a 130ft-long sailing ship, animatronic pirates and accessible exhibits on everything from marooning to pirate Hall of Famers, this museum provides the right mix of entertainment and history for kids, parents and students of piratology. There’s a great gift shop, Plunder, next door.
It may be blasphemous to mention in this piratical context, but a dashing statue of pirate menace Woodes Rogers stands guard just across the street.