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Bermuda Historical Society Museum

Address: 13 Queen St. | Par-la-Ville Park, Hamilton, Bermuda
Phone Number: 441-295-2487
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Ranked #15 of 30 Attractions in Hamilton
Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Antique furniture, silver and coins: a look at the colonial history of Bermuda.
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Type: History Museums, Museums
Owner description: Antique furniture, silver and coins: a look at the colonial history of Bermuda.

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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240 reviews 240 reviews
113 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

We spent over an hour touring this beautiful old, original building and greatly enjoyed examining the furniture, reading the whole history as it applied to our Civil War. The video was interesting and the staff was very helpful. Will definitely come back again!

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Manchester, NH
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

We came across the historical society while walking around downtown Hamilton. It was a nice place to go in and walk around for a few minutes if you enjoy history. The man at the desk greeted us very kindly and had a lot to tell us about Bermuda and the history. He was happy to show us around. Then we... More 

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Philadelphia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
42 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

We enjoyed our visit to this little gem of a museum. Helpful staff, nicely done exhibits. The exhibits on the prisoners of war kept in Bermuda from the Boer War were especially interesting

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Chicago
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40 reviews 40 reviews
5 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Stopped by over the weekend and they were closed. Sign said "open weekdays." Went on Monday and again they were closed and we could not figure out why, since the sign said "open weekdays." I would just advise that you try to figure out ahead of time whether they are open or not. Don't plan your entire excursion around this,... More 

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Washington DC
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301 reviews 301 reviews
101 attraction reviews
176 helpful votes 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Like many small, volunteer operated local museums, this museum is filled with lots of interesting stuff from different periods in Bermuda's history including vintage telephones, a manual typewriter, and a big collection of silver in addition to ships models, and a photo of Wallis Simpson and Prince Edward. Volunteer staff have a lot of info and are happy to share.... More 

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St. George, Bermuda
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Tucked away behind a giant Indian Rubber tree on Queen Street in Hamilton, the Bermuda Historical Society Museum is easy to overlook unless you are going to the library to which it shares a building. But its worth your while to pop in when in town - the small museum is bursting with artifacts from Bermuda's days gone by. The... More 

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Woodstock, Ontario, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stopped in at the museum after posting some cards at the Perot Post Office, we did not make a special trip there but we were quite pleased that we went in. The highlight of our visit was a conversation with the Historical Society volunteer on duty that day, Mr Andrew Bermingham, about Churchill's WW2 visit to Bermuda Mr Bermingham... More 

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New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

A nice introduction to local history. Don't miss the Edward VII memorabilia collection, and the 1943 Bermuda "Invasion" flyers. The volunteer was quite knowledgeable.

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Lorton, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2012

My first time to the island, I wanted to know how the island developed. the is the place to go. All the exhibits, the Keep Pond / Dolphin Quest, and Commissioners house are all great think things to explore. If you get a chance, go to the Aqaurium. Unlike the aqauriums in the states. You get up close and personal... More 

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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67 reviews 67 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2012

For that reason not a paricularly good place for smaller kids as they will be tempted to touch things that you and the museum might prefer that they not!

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