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National Museum of Bermuda

Address: The Keep, Sandys MA 01, Bermuda | The Old Royal Naval Dockyard, MA 01, Bermuda
Phone Number: 441-234-1418
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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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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

If you're interested in knowing Bermuda for anything other that its beaches, this is the place to visit. It offers a lot of good information on the history of Bermuda as well as lots of interesting exhibits and great views too. The Commissioner's House offers more exhibits as well. The entrance fee is pretty reasonable but they only accept cash.

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Olathe, Kansas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

I spent several hours walking around the Fort and Museum. I arrived here by bus, from Hamilton. It was not crowded when I went, so that was a plus. Walking around the fort was nice, the beach views were pretty. There were numerous buildings to venture into that had fascinating historical items and facts on display. I definitely learned a... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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232 reviews 232 reviews
80 attraction reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

The National Museum was until recently the Bermuda Maritime Museum. It has absorbed parts of the naval dockyard (which itself is being developed very cleverly). The principal building is the Commissioner's House, which is divided into a number of different sections explaining aspects of the island's very interesting history. The second floor remains shut because of hurricane damage. The museum... More 

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Snow Camp, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

We visited the first part of January so there weren't any crowds. The fort and museum were interesting. Great exhibits if you like museums.If you read everything it would take hours. Also, a great view of the ocean and reefs.

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Hampstead, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
5 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

It was a hot day when we toured the area and this stop was a welcome one. The museum was interesting, but I've never been a fan of museums. My wife did enjoy it though, and there is history to see there, if that's your thing. It is neat, clean, well done and air conditioned!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This is a must see place when traveling to Bermuda! Learn the history so you may better understand the Islands civilians & economy.

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Wellesley, Massachusetts
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111 reviews 111 reviews
47 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

From its high perch, this spot affords great views of the ocean and reefs. The Commodore's house has excellent exhibits with well chosen items and informative signage: topics include slavery, the Portuguese connection, development of tourism, military, coinage, and an elaborate historical mural in the stairwell. The top floor is closed for hurricane repairs. In the "cave" area were displays... More 

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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144 reviews 144 reviews
58 attraction reviews
213 helpful votes 213 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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Senior Reviewer
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
68 helpful votes 68 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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