Fodor's Expert Review Albert Lowe Museum
Editor's Note: This property is currently undergoing renovations.
New Plymouth's most frequently visited attraction is the Bahamas' oldest historical museum, dedicated to a model-ship builder and direct descendant of the island's original European-American settlers. You can learn island history through local memorabilia from the 1700s, Lowe's model schooners, and old photographs, including one of the aftermath of the 1932 hurricane that nearly flattened New Plymouth. One of the galleries displays paintings of typical Out Island scenes by acclaimed artist Alton Lowe, Albert's son. Christopher Farrington, the museum's curator, enjoys showing visitors around and sharing stories of life in the Out Islands before the days of high-speed Internet and daily airline flights.