National Museum of Bermuda
National Museum of Bermuda
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
About
Explore 500 years of Bermuda history and culture in Bermuda's largest fort. Jaw-dropping views, massive cannon, shipwreck artefacts, local watercraft, a stunning mural, a children's playhouse and playground make if fun for all ages.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Siteseer1
    Jacksonville, Florida946 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great History
    If like history at all or just find it interesting this is a must see. The fort itself is interesting but the history on display there is well worth seeing. My favorite part was the lowest part of the museum, it was very hot outside but nice and cool there. Also very nice views from the top floor terrace.
    Good day Siteseer1 Thank you for your support, the whole property is historical in itself but we pride ourselves on showcasing the culture and heritage of Bermuda and her people. We look forward to having you in a future visit with us!
    Written August 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written August 27, 2023
  • Greg187
    New Jersey100 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Views! The History!
    Enjoyable visit! Views are spectacular and you can feel the history around you. My only regret is that I didn’t allow myself enough time to fully explore. I did find the price slightly high considering it’s a national museum. But, understand that arts institutions everywhere are tough to maintain. Sure, most people think beaches and swizzles when in Bermuda. I’m one of them! But don’t miss this opportunity for some culture.
    Good day Greg, Thank you for your review, your support goes back to our work of cultural and heritage preservation, education, research and upkeep of the grounds. We say give yourself between 1.5 to 2h to explore everything without feeling rushed. We do look forward to having you visit again!
    Written August 31, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written August 27, 2023
  • psudino
    Weehawken, New Jersey4,390 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    History, a nice walk, and beautiful views
    Much like most of Bermuda, even though this is really close to the cruise port it is not a tourist trap. This is an actual old military fort and it is extremely well kept and located on beautiful grounds. It's easy to walk around and when you get to the second floor of the building you are rewarded with beautiful views. If you are waiting around for an Excursion or your Excursion ended but you don't want to get back in the cruise ship this is a great place to go.
    Thank you for visiting NMB! We pride ourselves on our breathtaking views. As a non-profit, admission fees contribute to our ongoing purpose of cultural heritage preservation, research, and education. We look forward to your next visit with us in the future!
    Written March 8, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written February 24, 2024
  • MrMCNY
    Coram, New York217 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Cannons, dolphins, sheep and a fort….what’s not to like?
    This was a fort built in the early 19th century, now it is the National Museum of Bermuda so its exhibits are more than just for the fort. The Commissioners House is the most identifiable building in the fort and it is quite impressive. The fort is right on the water and a tunnel allows dolphins to come and go as they please. There are also sheep on premises, just make sure you close the sheep gate so they stay there. The museum is completely self guided and the museum brochure was not much help. Cost of admission is $18.
    Visited July 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written July 16, 2024
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Jeop86
Newark, NJ27 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Family
My third trip to Royal Dockyard and I didn’t know what I’d been missing. Beautiful, well thought out museum with indoor and outdoor exhibits in a spectacular location. Prepare to spend a few hours viewing interesting artifacts, artwork, and exhibits. Lots of fascinating facts about Bermuda’s history and her surprising role in global historical events. I was with two teens (14, 16) who were not bored.
Written June 24, 2022
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Robert W
23 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The museum itself consists mostly of signs that describe the history of Bermuda. It's likely you can learn the same information on Wikipedia. Two highlights, however, are the Prisoners in Paradise exhibit which is easy to miss and the Queen's Exhibit Hall that has excellent artifacts recovered from the many wrecks off Bermuda's coast. The views of the dockyard were excellent.
Written August 1, 2023
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Good day, We are glad you enjoyed our museum. We do apologize if we missed the mark on some of our exhibits, we are constantly evolving and aim to exceed expectations. We look forward to your next visit with us in the future.
Written August 2, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

psudino
Weehawken, NJ4,390 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Much like most of Bermuda, even though this is really close to the cruise port it is not a tourist trap. This is an actual old military fort and it is extremely well kept and located on beautiful grounds. It's easy to walk around and when you get to the second floor of the building you are rewarded with beautiful views. If you are waiting around for an Excursion or your Excursion ended but you don't want to get back in the cruise ship this is a great place to go.
Written February 24, 2024
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Thank you for visiting NMB! We pride ourselves on our breathtaking views. As a non-profit, admission fees contribute to our ongoing purpose of cultural heritage preservation, research, and education. We look forward to your next visit with us in the future!
Written March 8, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Siteseer1
Jacksonville, FL946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
If like history at all or just find it interesting this is a must see. The fort itself is interesting but the history on display there is well worth seeing. My favorite part was the lowest part of the museum, it was very hot outside but nice and cool there. Also very nice views from the top floor terrace.
Written August 27, 2023
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Good day Siteseer1 Thank you for your support, the whole property is historical in itself but we pride ourselves on showcasing the culture and heritage of Bermuda and her people. We look forward to having you in a future visit with us!
Written August 31, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Becky R
Minneapolis, MN127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We really enjoyed this! It was fun to explore and we spent about an hour looking through the house and checking out the area. They had little bunkers that was cool with wood pieces the POWs had made. We also were able to see the dolphins and they had a question and answer with one of the trainers. This was a highlight for the kids which also get in for free.
Written June 28, 2023
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Good day Becky, Thank you for visiting us, your support goes back into preservation of culture, we look forward to seeing you in the future!
Written June 29, 2023
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slarson127
Dover, NH302 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
The museum is one room located in the Old Fort. The displays are interesting and artifacts well identified. The room itself is worth a visit with brick ceilings. The adjoining Boat House has some old sailing boats.
Written February 20, 2023
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Good day, we are happy to know the old architecture of our buildings were worth it. We try to preserve as much of our heritage and original buildings as much as possible. We look forward to your next visit with us!
Written March 1, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

LeslieL4
Mooresville, NC247 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Couples
Great museum. Fun for all ages. Nice for a rainy day trip or if you have had too much sun. Nice display of items from shipwrecks going back 100’s of years. Lots of places for kids to zoom around looking at gun turrets & cannons. Terrific views. You can walk here from cruise ship very easily. Two seniors cost $24, so about the price of lunch.
An added bonus is the Lilli Bermuda perfume store now located there. I picked up some nicer gifts than T shirts & something for me too.
Written November 1, 2022
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jenrn2020
Fleming Island, FL65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
There is a lot of walking here. The exhibits are spread out. You learn a lot about the Bermudians and their heritage.Make sure you see the exhibits near the cave as they are easy to miss but well worth it. They also have a dolphin quest. With your admission you can sit and watch the dolphins. For an additional fee you can swim with them.m
Written February 13, 2020
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Greg187
New Jersey100 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
Enjoyable visit! Views are spectacular and you can feel the history around you. My only regret is that I didn’t allow myself enough time to fully explore. I did find the price slightly high considering it’s a national museum. But, understand that arts institutions everywhere are tough to maintain.

Sure, most people think beaches and swizzles when in Bermuda. I’m one of them! But don’t miss this opportunity for some culture.
Written August 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.
Good day Greg, Thank you for your review, your support goes back to our work of cultural and heritage preservation, education, research and upkeep of the grounds. We say give yourself between 1.5 to 2h to explore everything without feeling rushed. We do look forward to having you visit again!
Written August 31, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

mtt1220
Oviedo, FL194 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023
You must look to find the entrance to this museum. Plan to spend 1-2 hours and wear comfortable shoes! Lots of walking. Exhibits are very engaging and the history of the Bermuda is laid our well. Bring a snack and water bottle. Lots of sheep poo in the grassy areas. We were surprised at the $18 entrance fee. A good choice overall.
Written July 7, 2023
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Good day! Thank you for your review, our natural "lambscapers" help maintain the grass around the grounds. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Written July 13, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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