nondescript bottles of handmade beauty products in clear bottles

The Bermuda Craft Market

Throughout the 19th-century, the Royal Naval Dockyard was a major hub for the British Navy. Hundreds of laborers toiled at the dockyard’s cooperage to produce kegs and barrels, which were then used to store provisions on Queen Victoria’s ships for the long journeys across the ocean. Though no longer a port of call, the Royal Naval Dockyard is still a vibrant spot for tourists, particularly the former cooperage, which now houses the impressive Bermuda Craft Market. Handmade barrels decorate the scene, testifying to the market’s original purpose. The many beautiful goods available for purchase include paintings, ceramics, sculptures, clothing, jewelry, books, china, candles, banana-leaf dolls, tea sets, honey, spices, jams, jellies, and much more. On any given day, you’re likely to see dozens of artists and artisans at work in the market. Better still, if you visit between now and March (that is, the winter months), many of them will even guide you as you try your hand at their crafts.

Address: 4 Freeport Rd, Royal Navy Dockyard, Sandys, Bermuda

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