The National Museum of Bermuda

Bermuda may be a tiny island nation, but its history could fill whole shelves up with books. Fortunately, you don’t have to devote years to reading about this one subject to get a good sense of the fascinating story of our island. At the National Museum of Bermuda (previously the Bermuda Maritime Museum), you’ll find over five centuries of history and culture conveyed through a variety of elaborate and informative media. The museum itself is built on the grounds of the old fortress Keep of what was once the Royal Navy Dockyard. In addition to wandering the Keep citadel, you’ll be treated to exhibits on the island’s role in World Wars I and II and, prior to that, its place in the trans-Atlantic slave trade. Fascinating artifacts recovered from beneath the waves relate the founding of Bermuda in the 16th and 17th centuries, and Graham Foster’s mural, alternately playful and portentous, lays out the history of the island in a breathtaking sweep of images. And that’s just a small sampling of what awaits you at Bermuda’s National Museum.

Address: The Keep, Maritime Ln, MA 01, Bermuda

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