Born in Nassau in 1823, Williams Henry Doyle built this residence in the 1860’s while the Chief Justice and later President of the Legislative Council of the Bahamas. After being knighted in London in 1873, he became the Chief Justice of Gibraltar and later the Leeward Islands. Twenty years later, it was converted into The Priory by the Order of Saint Benedict. After an extensive renovation in the 1990s, Villa Doyle became the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. The museum features permanent and rotating exhibitions of Bahamian art.