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“Lots to see”

National Museum of Bermuda
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Montreal, Canada
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597 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 284 helpful votes
“Lots to see”
Reviewed January 29, 2013

The museum is quite large and you can easily spend a few hours wandering around. There are many different buildings setup with exhibits. The Commissioner's house has particularly interesting exhibits. Three floors worth! There are beautiful views from the top area of the fort. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited January 2013
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Lakeland, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 364 helpful votes
“Don't Miss It”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Located at the Dockyards, I was pleasantly surprised at how well-done this museum is. You can walk the grounds of the old fort - old cannons, etc - a herd of goats rule the area, so mind your step as you walk the grass and be sure to close the sheep gate if you head up to the grounds that way. The Commissioner's House houses a fantastic war museum, incredible mural, and other fascinating Bermuda historical facts. Several of the other buildings on the property house other types of historical information all presented with considerable detail. The museum grounds is also the location of the Dolphin Quest which I did not participate in or watch - there is a small dolphin related gift ship near the Quest area.

Visited December 2012
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Ottawa, Canada
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79 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fortifications, Shops, Museums, Beaches, Bars all in 1 Spot”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Great fort to wander around and explore amazing history a lot of the fortifications were built by Boer War prisoners, lots of Canadian and British Naval History here; cool shops and reasonable prices, pubs with great food, pottery shop and rum cake shop are definitely worth checking out. There is even a nice little beach on one side of the fort would recommend it for a family outting but plan a full day; short ferry ride to Hamilton.
Hire a taxi for a quick run around the area if you want to get an idea of the area 10.00 and we found lots of neat spots

Visited May 2012
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Wareham, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“interesting”
Reviewed January 4, 2013

Actually, I went only because of my husband wanted to and ended up truly enjoying it. Boy~ was I surprised.

Visited May 2012
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Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Full to the gunwales (with information)”
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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