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“Bermuda Maritime Museum = National Museum of Bermuda” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of National Museum of Bermuda

National Museum of Bermuda
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Owner description: Inside the world of secret underground tunnels, shipwrecked explorers and hidden treasure.
Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Bermuda Maritime Museum = National Museum of Bermuda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Please note that two institutions have been combined -- the Bermuda Maritime Museum is now part of the National Museum of Bermuda. (Trip Advisor's reviews for under both names should probably be consolidated.) In any event, this is a fantastic place to visit to learn Bermuda history! I highly recommend it.

Visited August 2013
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Brooklyn, NY
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Bermuda Maritime Museum = National Museum of Bermuda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

Please note that two institutions have been combined -- the Bermuda Maritime Museum is now part of the National Museum of Bermuda. (Trip Advisor's reviews for under both names should be consolidated.) In any event, this is a fantastic place to visit to learn Bermuda history! I highly recommend it.

Visited August 2013
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Thank Stephanie L
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Boston
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“Spent 2 Hours...Enjoyed Every Minute”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2013

Spent two hours going through the museum that was filled with lots of history and information about Bermuda's past. Found the restored Commissioner's House to be a gold mine of neat and interesting things to see - cannons from old forts guarding key port entrances, info on annual Bermuda sailing race, impact slavery had to economy, how the island changed over the years from initial founding to WWI and WWII to the present day, and how the economy changed. Outdoor exhibits were just as good. Take time to walk the grounds to see how it was built since its a very large fort facility. Overall this is a must see site to fully understand Bermuda, the people and how it was settled.

Visited August 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“If you enjoy history, yes, visit!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2013

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For an affordable $10, you can see this interesting attraction located right in the dockyard, very close to the cruise ships. It is not crowded at all even with two cruise ships docked there. Since it becomes very warm towards mid to afternoon, I'd go when they are opening or soon after. Then go up and start in the Commodore's house before it gets too hot. There are many rooms with different themes in the Commodore's house: slavery, coins, bills, birds,... I could have stayed longer looking in each room, but not everyone in the visiting party found it as engaging as I did. And I'm not usually the one who enjoys history! Also without A/C, some people become a little cranky.

Now that you are a bit warm, go down the hillside being careful not to step in the goat poop as you see the different cannons to the northwest of the compound, Go into the air-conditioned one-story long museum where you will get much more detail on the Sea Bounty, the original ship heading to Jamestown that crashed on Bermuda's northeast St. George's end. Learning about the Deliverance and the Patience along with additional archaeological technology, local shipwrecks, and artifacts.

Behind this exhibit is the dolphin attraction where you should have a pre-arranged time to swim with the dolphins. Not our thing but interesting to see for a couple of minutes.

Then back to the front of the long museum and go eat to see another area with different types of sailboats, knots, electronics,...maritime odds-and-ends.

Overall, I found the lower museum with the A/C the most interesting not because of the A/C but for the history behind the formation of Bermuda based on the British shipping. I believe that the top area could be a bit challenging for wheelchairs.

Visited July 2013
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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“Not to be missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2013

If you are a history buff or armature archeologist or just a plain old tourist....don't miss this attraction. Lots of great information on the island and its history.

Visited August 2013
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