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National Museum of Bermuda

The Keep, Sandys MA 01, Bermuda | The Old Royal Naval Dockyard, MA 01, Bermuda
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Inside the world of secret underground tunnels, shipwrecked explorers and hidden treasure.
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Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Inside the world of secret underground tunnels, shipwrecked explorers and hidden treasure.
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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141 reviews 141 reviews
56 attraction reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The National Museum of Bermuda is the result of a recent rebranding of the Bermuda Maritime Museum to include a wider variety of exhibits and more fully explain Bermuda's history, although the maritime aspect is still dominant. It is located totally inside the keep of the Royal Naval Dockyard and is completely surrounded by what were once heavily fortified defensive... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It was interesting to see what Bermuda was made up of. It was very informative. The way it was set out was very inviting and also allowed you to reflect on both the positive and negative aspects of its history. I would recommend a visit, definitely

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Omaha
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Large 3-story house filled with well-signaged pieces from history, slavery, and development of Bermuda and its people. Part is closed now to repair hurricane damage, but there's still lots to see, plus the whole fort is interesting to explore. Located Close to Dockyard where cruise ships, ferry and buses come.

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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88 reviews 88 reviews
54 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

This is a very nice museum/fort. If you visit Bermuda for it's history, this is the best place to start. If you visit Bermuda for any other reason, this is the one historical site that you should see regardless. Below are my comments by functional area. Expectations. I am a retired U.S. Marine Corps Infantry Officer and prefer to visit... More 

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Oromocto NB
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Not knowing a lot of Bermuda history it was a good place to stop and find out the history of the place. It covers a lot of history from discovery, the slave trade, ship wrecks, and local history. I enjoyed the trip on the ferry from Hamilton to the dockyards. The trip on the ferry was the best deal in... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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895 reviews 895 reviews
600 attraction reviews
632 helpful votes 632 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

This museum is located in the Dockyards where there will be plenty to eat and shop making this at minimum a 1/2 day excursion. The museum is located a fort and has several rooms with exhibits from the history of the island to its climate and geography. The exhibits are modern and very informative. The Commissioner's House as many exhibits... More 

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Confolens, France
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54 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Some parts were closed due to hurricane damage, sadly this include the Governors's House, but the reduced admission price reflected this. Exhibition good, walking the ramparts gives good views and the highlight was the High Cave which tells the story about the area being used as a prison. The chance to view the Dolphins is also a real treat.

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North Monmouth
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This place was a great place to spend a few hours. Lots of really interesting history and really neat old artifacts and old cannons and stuff. Plan on taking your time and really checking out all that is there. Only thing I would recommend is not wasting your time walking over to the old housing (across the bridge type area).... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
27 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I really enjoyed what we did see at the museum, but unfortunately the Governors mansion was not open at this time. When we first went in the admission price was reduced because not all the areas were open. Hopefully one day we will return and would definitely like to see more of the artifacts. The museum is set up in... More 

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Gilford, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

I was totally fascinated with the National Museum of Bermuda. When you first walk in there are magnificent views. Stop in the Governor's mansion, I spent 3 plus hours in there alone. My wife was sick and was back at the ship. I left early because I was concerned about her.. Could have stayed much longer, between the interactive displays... More 

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