In 1975, artist and Green Turtle Cay native Alton Lowe purchased a 150-year old Loyalist home in New Plymouth – one of the few to survive the devastating 1932 hurricane – and spent more than a year restoring the structure.

Albert Lowe Museum Opening Day - November 1976
Opening day at the Albert Lowe Museum – November 1976

In 1976, surrounded by Bahamian, Canadian, American and British dignitaries and hundreds of visitors and well-wishers, he opened the first historic museum in the Bahamas.

Named in honour of Alton’s father, a well-known model ship maker, the Albert Lowe Museum’s purpose is to document and preserve Bahamian history and serve as an educational tool for the nation’s children. Through an extensive collection of paintings, sculptures, antiques, photographs, documents and rare Lucayan artifacts, it brings to life hundreds of years of local and national history.

Albert Lowe Museum - Opening Day
Opening Day at the Albert Lowe Museum