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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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A must visit for tourist!

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 18, 2015
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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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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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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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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New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

During our recent visit to Bermuda, my wife and I stopped by the Bermuda National Gallery in Hamilton which is housed in the beautiful white building which also houses Hamilton City Hall. While in St. George's, we visited the satellite location. When we arrived, Sarah, the curator, greeted us warmly and provided a brief overview of the gallery. The art... More 

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

Thank you for the positive review of the BNG and BNG East! Come back and visit us soon. More 

Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The Bermuda National Gallery is located in a large white building called the City Hall & Arts Centre. It is located next to the bus terminal station. It was a very hot day and after walking into the building and up the stairs to see the arts museum, we were met were air conditioning which was a welcome relief. There... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Some of the pieces in the modern section of the gallery were wonderfully done. Some pieces were so well crafted and such simplicity that made them absolutely awe inspiring. It was truly beautiful. The other wings offer out of country artists with the focus on Bermuda and vice versa for the opposing gallery where Bermudian artists portray Bermudian life and... More 

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Oshawa Ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

One item I really wanted to see in Hamilton was the gallery. We got to walk into the City Hall which is a lovely building in itself. The Gallery is on the second floor. There is no charge but they do present you with a lovely book on the Gallery and recommend $5.00 donation. It's worth it. The art collection... More 

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