Royal Naval Dockyard
Royal Naval Dockyard
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Built in the early 1800s, this dockyard is now the largest museum in Bermuda and features exhibits on the island's maritime history.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • Mary Kate B
    170 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great Historic place to check out
    We walked to the Dockyards from our resort to explore and it was a great time. There are a lot of little shops and places to eat. We were not on a cruise ship, so we got there early before one was docking so that there weren't a lot of people. Fun and historic place to check out.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 4, 2023
  • Matt S
    Brighton, Michigan2,460 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Historic tourist area
    The Royal Navy Dockyard is unavoidable if visiting via cruise-ship...but that's not all together a bad thing. Yes, a lot of the Dockyard is catering to cruise ship guests, but there's still a lot to see and do, and a decent amount of history to explore. We assumed we would spend an hour or two here and be good...but realized quickly we didn't plan nearly enough time, especially if wanting to visit the National Museum. A literal can't-miss if you're visiting via cruise ship, but worth a trip even if you're not!
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 26, 2023
  • lexmiller
    Burlington, Massachusetts1,160 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Royal Naval Cemetery, a short walk from the Dockyard
    The Dockyard itself consists of souvenir shops, restaurants, a museum and a dolphin experience - all located within the historic buildings of the Royal Naval Dockyard. But what many visitors miss, we feel is the most compelling aspect of the Dockyard, which is the Royal Naval Cemetery, just a short walk from the Dockyard buildings. We spent several hours there exploring this hallowed ground reading the stories on the gravestones/memorial stones - fascinating! A beautiful, peaceful location - the history here is incredible, read the stories of those that were lost on their stones and prepare to be amazed and moved.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 26, 2023
  • Katrina W
    New Kensington, Pennsylvania26 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lot’s to do.
    Royal Navy Dockyard has something for everyone. History, shopping, restaurants, entertainment. Snorkel Beach is walking distance from the pier. Lounge chairs are available along with a bar/restaurant and restrooms. Be warned there are glass pieces up and down the beach. Probably washing in from the water. There are many local excursion available.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 27, 2023
  • Libby
    Toronto, Canada10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Our Cruise Ship Docked Here -
    Lovely spot - our ship docked there and there was lots to see and do. Museum was great. We also made use of the local bus to Hamilton. Met lots of characters on the bus. Had a nice time on the island. Because all the food has to be brought in - it is expensive to eat here. My favourite thing was listening to the tree frogs at night. They whistle.
    Visited November 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 3, 2023
  • Garry517
    Boise, Idaho113 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice Place to Explore
    This cruise docking area is right across from the former Royal & American fleet headquarters which is now a museum well worth a couple hours to explore. Nearby are a shopping mall, a ferry terminal, and restaurants. Taxis are also readily available.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 23, 2023
  • NickyI
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Best Guide around Bermuda
    We were introduced to Mr Quinton B Bean by friends who live on the island and have used his taxi service. Although he is a taxi driver, in his own air conditioned mini van, he is also the most informative and courteous guide round the island of Bermuda. His depth and spread of knowledge is phenomenal and he imparts it clearly and with humour. My husband and I spent a lovely four hours in his company and would do so again very happily if we had the time.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 23, 2024
  • psudino
    Weehawken, New Jersey4,219 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Easily the best cruise ship work we've ever been to
    The one thing about Bermuda is that there is very little tourist trap attractions here. You can tell that the Island's economy is not reliant on tourism, it's insurance and financial services. There are no kiosks selling cheap Goods because the people who live here are all middle class are better. The dockyard has some nice stores a historic military Barrack and is the starting point for lots of fun excursions. If only all cruise ship ports were like this one!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 26, 2024
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xygb7dklt
Ottawa328 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
Okay, the Bermuda tourist season runs from April to October, and this was February. Took the ferry from Hamilton. Very good. Fast and efficient. The Dockyard was dead, dead, dead, except for a rooster and some hens pecking around on the grass.

Big hint this was the ‘off season’ -- even the tourist info booth and souvenir shop were closed. The Clocktower Mall was closed entirely ‘for renovations’ a small sign said. The craft markets and most of the restaurants were shut. The Dockyard Pharmacy “your drugstore away from home” (one of eight in the Phoenix Shops group on the island) was only open on Wednesdays. This was not Wednesday.

However, the nearby Makin’ Waves beachwear shop was open as was a pottery studio and the National Museum fort with its Commissioner’s House exhibits which were interesting but not interactive. A walk up an incline path takes you to the top of the ramparts for an ocean view. A very quiet Dockyard visit. On the plus side the day was sunny and there were no crowds. Hardly any people, period.
Written March 24, 2024
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Sharon B
Spring Hill, FL1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
Beautiful surroundings, wonderful shopping, perfect way to spend the day. The variety of stores appeals to all. We got some beautiful handmade pieces
Written March 15, 2024
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psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,219 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Family
The one thing about Bermuda is that there is very little tourist trap attractions here. You can tell that the Island's economy is not reliant on tourism, it's insurance and financial services. There are no kiosks selling cheap Goods because the people who live here are all middle class are better. The dockyard has some nice stores a historic military Barrack and is the starting point for lots of fun excursions. If only all cruise ship ports were like this one!
Written February 26, 2024
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NickyI
11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
We were introduced to Mr Quinton B Bean by friends who live on the island and have used his taxi service. Although he is a taxi driver, in his own air conditioned mini van, he is also the most informative and courteous guide round the island of Bermuda. His depth and spread of knowledge is phenomenal and he imparts it clearly and with humour. My husband and I spent a lovely four hours in his company and would do so again very happily if we had the time.
Written January 23, 2024
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AustintoBoston
Boston, MA339 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
We came here only for the sheer fact that our catamaran cruise departed from the dockyard. Decided to come in the afternoon to see what the hubbub was about and grab an early dinner. This is where the huge cruise ships dock and it shows - stall after stall filled with tacky, cheap souvenirs, each selling the same junk. The dockyard structure itself is cool, but it has turned into a major tourist trap. Loved Bermuda, but no need to return to this particular spot ever again. You can get better souvenir shops in Hamilton if that's what you're after.
Written January 21, 2024
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Garry517
Boise, ID113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This cruise docking area is right across from the former Royal & American fleet headquarters which is now a museum well worth a couple hours to explore. Nearby are a shopping mall, a ferry terminal, and restaurants. Taxis are also readily available.
Written December 23, 2023
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Libby
Toronto, Canada10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Lovely spot - our ship docked there and there was lots to see and do. Museum was great. We also made use of the local bus to Hamilton. Met lots of characters on the bus. Had a nice time on the island. Because all the food has to be brought in - it is expensive to eat here. My favourite thing was listening to the tree frogs at night. They whistle.
Written December 3, 2023
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Pistachon279
Cancun, Mexico10,998 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Solo
It was our last stop from europe, nice port of the Cruise ship, itself is full of souvernirs shops, nice restaurants, bars. We spent half of the day.
Written December 2, 2023
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Katrina W
New Kensington, PA26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Royal Navy Dockyard has something for everyone. History, shopping, restaurants, entertainment. Snorkel Beach is walking distance from the pier. Lounge chairs are available along with a bar/restaurant and restrooms. Be warned there are glass pieces up and down the beach. Probably washing in from the water. There are many local excursion available.
Written November 27, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

lexmiller
Burlington, MA1,160 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The Dockyard itself consists of souvenir shops, restaurants, a museum and a dolphin experience - all located within the historic buildings of the Royal Naval Dockyard. But what many visitors miss, we feel is the most compelling aspect of the Dockyard, which is the Royal Naval Cemetery, just a short walk from the Dockyard buildings. We spent several hours there exploring this hallowed ground reading the stories on the gravestones/memorial stones - fascinating! A beautiful, peaceful location - the history here is incredible, read the stories of those that were lost on their stones and prepare to be amazed and moved.
Written November 26, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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