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“A Gem within the Gardens” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

The Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art
Botanical Gardens | 183 South Road, DV02, Bermuda
441 299 4000
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Ranked #3 of 14 attractions in Paget Parish
Type: Art Museums
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Owner description: Bermuda's first purpose built museum houses a collection of Bermuda inspired art of over 1,200 works by artists such as Georgia O'Keeffe, Winslow Homer and Albert Gleizes. A continuously evolving show of local artists is also on display. To learn about Bermuda’s culture and history, there is no better stop on your vacation itinerary! Open Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm and Sunday from 11 am - 4 pm CLOSED on Public Holidays and Exhibit Changeovers. Admission $5, free for members and children under 12.
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“A Gem within the Gardens”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Masterworks meets its objective to "release the power of the art to better understand Bermuda’s history and culture." Situated in Bermuda's Botanical Gardens, this small museum offers a unique perspective on Bermuda in the recent exhibit, Drawing with Light Photography in Bermuda.

Having only a few days on a first visit to Bermuda, I was expecting to tour the gardens after a light lunch at Homer's Cafe, another gem within the garden. Eating at the cafe gave us a discount at the Museum (bringing the already reasonable admission price down from $5 to $3) so we decided to check it out. As well as the historical photography exhibit that broadened my understanding of the island's history with memorable photographs, we toured the smaller gallery currently showing paintings by local artists, providing another perspective on the island.

The museum volunteers were helpful as was the Founder and Creative Director who we met on our way out and who offered us a lift back to our hotel after a surprise shower prematurely ended our tour of the gardens. Thanks and keep up the great work.

Oh and Canadians will enjoy the moose that greets you as you enter...

Visited February 2013
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“What a find!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

I went here a few years back and was delighted!! What a find!!! The artwork is top-notch and the museum itself is very well maintained. The staff is super friendly, at the time they were giving out free books showcasing the permanent collection. They have many activities and programs for kids, so I would recommend checking out what is on schedule for the day before visiting. I believe the fee was $5 for non-members when I went - but worth every penny.

The museum coupled with a stroll through the Botanical Gardens and you have yourself a fantastic afternoon!!

Visited March 2012
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Paget Bermuda
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“Lovely location, great staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Ever changing and always interesting exhibits. Not your average art gallery. Free and informative. Kids welcomed. Set in the middle of the Botanical Gardens so they can run around afterwards. Good public transport links (hop off at the hospital). Funded by donations so if you love it drop a dollar in the tin.

Visited December 2012
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“Masterworks in the Botanical Gardens, Bermuda”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2012

The setting for Masterworks is brilliant, in the grounds of the Botanical Gardens. You have to walk pass the Peacock s enclosure and a lovely old house en route to Masterworks. There is a delightful cafe inside.

Visited May 2012
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“Lovely Gallery”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2012

I visited Masterworks at the weekend and found it really well laid out and informative. They showcase mainly Bermudian artists and some of the artwork was astounding. The coffee shop looked lovely and is reasonably priced and the setting within the botanical gardens was really pretty. Worth a visit if you are in the area.

Visited December 2012
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