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“History of Bermuda !”

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.
Putnam, Connecticut
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“History of Bermuda !”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Located at Bermudas Royal Dockyard,literately steps away from the cruise ship. Very reasonably priced for such a great attraction. We found it to be very informative and interesting. We Highly recommended it !

Visited July 2013
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Belleville, Illinois
Level 6 Contributor
202 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
“The Commissioner’s House”
Reviewed October 5, 2013

We visited Bermuda from NCL cruise ship, docked in King’s Wharf. Our balcony was just facing to the Commissioner’s House in National Museum of Bermuda. I watched the fascinating historical house in sun rise and sunset, wanted to visit it on our last day since it was a short walk from the cruise ship. However, it was rain on our second day so we went to there in the afternoon. The Commissioner’s House is on the hill, built with cast iron and limestone. Strong wind made rain whipping to my face when I was walking up to the house. In the ground floor, I walked through artillery, defense and fortifications, felt the safest place here in this rain storm. The first floor has coins and banknotes of Bermuda, history of Bermuda, the slave trade. Standing at the front door, I saw the big cruise ship was blurred out in the rain storm. The second floor has Commissioner’s room and other rooms. The Hall of History is covered by Foster’s mural in 2 floors. Each peace of history of Bermuda was presented on it. Since I had learned some Bermuda history during my walking tour in St. George and visited City Hall in Hamilton, I could recognize many of historical events on the mural. After the Commissioner’s House, we visited High Cave Magazine, Queen’s Exhibition Hall for Shipwreck Island, and Boat Loft and The Great Storehouse Clock. If you are interested in the history of Bermuda, you should visit the museum.

Visited September 2013
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Sarasota, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
343 reviews
63 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
“Provides a Great History of Bermuda”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

Very enjoyable and informative. We expecially liked the two rooms with the coins and currency and the history behind each of the monies on display.

Visited September 2013
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East Lansing, Michigan, United States
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2013

If you are interested in the history of Bermuda, plan to spend a couple of hours or so walking through the Commissioner's House (which houses most of the exhibits), the buildings in the keep (more exhibits), and the grounds (where you should not be surprised to encounter sheep grazing). The entrance fee is minimal. The exhibits are all quite well done, and there is a mural in the main staircase that is quite impressive. There are ramps as well as stairs, and an elevator in the Commissioner's House, so it should be fully wheelchair accessible. The map and guide (obtained at the entrance) is very useful and very informative.

Visited September 2013
Thank Paul R
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Columbia, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
184 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“History at its best”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

Senior citizen admission is $8....one of the best bargains on the island. Watching the dolphins was nothing special, but the commissioners house and grounds is one of the best museums of its kind in a spectacular setting. Naval history artifacts over several centuries presented quite well. Noteworthy money and coin rooms. A must see for any taste.

Visited September 2013
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