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Bermuda National Gallery

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Address: City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton, Bermuda
Phone Number: +1 441-295-9428
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Description: The Bermuda National Gallery was established in 1992 and has an historical...
The Bermuda National Gallery was established in 1992 and has an historical and contemporary collection to reflect the history and diversity of the Island's evolving demographic. Artworks include European (for example Gainsborough, Reynolds, Wilson), traditional west African, Bermudian, American Impressionism, photography and more. Every other year, the BNG hosts the Bermuda Biennial of Contemporary Art, next opening is June 2014. This museum has provided sculpture for the Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park) in Hamilton and has a satellite location in St. George's: BNG East, located in Bridge House. Admission is free to the BNG sites.
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Splendid facilities for the Islands Art

The gallery is well worth a visit. One side gives the Bermudans the opportunity to display their own best efforts - and there were some excellent presentations when we visited... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 1, 2015
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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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Blackpool, England, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 NEW

The gallery is well worth a visit. One side gives the Bermudans the opportunity to display their own best efforts - and there were some excellent presentations when we visited. The other side has a good selection of professional art from across the spectrum that will challenge your taste.

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Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Even with the fact they are now charging for entrance this is an interesting gallery with locally relevant art.

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Singapore, Singapore
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Lovely way to spend an hour in Hamilton. The collections are thought provoking and stimulating. Housed in a wonderful building and run by warm and friendly staff. Highly recommend.

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Lisa H, Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the positive review- glad that you had an enriching experience! Visit us again soon! Regards, Lisa Howie Director More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A must see for art lovers. My friend and I have been going to Bermuda for years now and just last year visited the Gallery. This is now at the top of our "must see" every year.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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58 reviews 58 reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A great place to connect with Bermuda. Displays are wonderful, the art is enjoyable and just a place to unwind and get lost in the moment.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Our visit to Bermuda coincided with a period when the Gallery was shut for reorganisation. But one floor further up is the Bermuda Society of Artists, who change their exhibitions every three weeks (in on the opening Thursday hold a reception which anyone can attend). These exhibitions are fairly eclectic, but still worth seeing.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I am shocked when I talk to people who live in Bermuda - who never have been to the Gallery. The gallery is small but free to all. I visit Bermuda annually, and they always change some of the work. This time, I saw artwork from Bermudian school children, which were very good. The permanent collection is almost interesting with... More 

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hertfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This place is a hidden gem. Easy to get to on the bus as the station is just 100 yards away. Spend some quality time here. You won't be dissapointed.

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

If you are fortunate to be given a tour by Sophie Cressall, you will be treated to an articulate, knowledgable and passionate discourse about the exhibits. The gallery itself has a collection that is exceptional for such a small Island and the exhibitions are always stimulating.

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Anacortes, Washington
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72 reviews 72 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a stroll through while waiting for our town crier tour. The docent was excellent in this lovely museum!

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