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“Full to the gunwales (with information)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of National Museum of Bermuda

National Museum of Bermuda
The Keep, Sandys MA 01, Bermuda | P.O. Box MA 133, Mangrove Bay MA BX, Bermuda, Bermuda
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“Full to the gunwales (with information)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

If you have any interest at all in history, you will love this place, which presents a ton of information about Bermuda's history from start to finish. The Dockyards installation itself is a wonder to behold, the views back to Hamilton across the sound are fantastic and the history from the discovery of the islands through the war years (which was fascinating) is well worth the trip and the admission fee. It's one of those places you leave, feeling the need to come back for more. (If you're into souvenirs, arts and crafts and Bermudian rum cake, you can get those at the Dockyards too).

Visited December 2012
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Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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“Make this one of your first stops”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

I will admit, this was the only museum we visited in Bermuda, but I think it was a good choice. The museum contains very comprehensive information about the history of Bermuda, which may prove helpful to you during the rest of your trip. The Commissioner's House is beautiful and well restored. I was shocked to find myself in a bathroom with a pull chain toilet! So quaint. We spent a lot of time looking at past currency and stamps of Bermuda. They even have displays of miniatures that children would probably enjoy (and so did I). The views from the museum are breathtaking. This is a "must" for your vacation.

Visited November 2012
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Stow, MA
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“Absolutely fantastic!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

We visited the Commissioners' House which is part the National Museum of Bermuda, at the Dockyards. I believe it has only fairly recently been renovated; I cannot tell you what a wonderful experience this was: absolutely the gem of Bermuda. What a sanctuary after the shops and restaurants with their way-too-loud music. Each room in the spacious, lovely house is devoted to a different topic of Bermuda history, e.g. tourism, naval engagements, and -- most engaging of all -- slavery. I was impressed by how honest they were about their history -- it was nothing short of riveting. Also, there is a fabulous mural painted by a young Bermudian man (trained at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) which was absolutely astounding and merited a lot of time. The setting is also spectacular, overlooking the water (and cruise ships!). Within the same area, we were fortunate to accidentally see the Dolphin Adventure while the dolphins were playing and interacting with people who'd paid for this privilege (which I did on another trip and totally loved) -- you could ask at the desk about the timing of this. Surprisingly, I don't think many people know about this wonderful place, which was the highlight of our visit.

Visited September 2012
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