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The building housing the Bimini Museum was built in 1921 as the Commissioner's Office and jail, but it  was abandoned in 1974. In 1999, it was restored by Sir Michael and Lady Barbara Checkly and contains historical artifacts, such as old cannon balls, photographs of Ernest Hemingway, and artifacts from the old Rod & Gun Club.

Today it is managed by Lady Barbara and Sir Michael Checkly residents of the island of Bimini that found an interest in keeping the museum functioning, because of their love for the island and it's rich history. So for this couple they took this as an opportunity to give back to the community of Bimini. 

Seasons Open: Year Round

Hours Open: 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Daily

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

Persons in a wheelchair or those with mobility impairments will need assistance getting in, because of the entry staircase.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are welcome, but must be controlled. 

For More Information, Contact:

Sir Michael Checkly
King's Highway, Alice Town,
(242) 347-3038 · fax (242) 347-3206

Mary Jane Cookemboo wrote on February 12, 2018: Does anyone know if there is indeed a portrait of Gertrude Lythgoe in the museum? She was a rum runner back in the days of Prohibition. I read there is a picture of her in the museum. Thank you.

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Latitude: 25.720171000
Longitude: -79.300132000
Elevation: 35 FT (11 M)
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