National Museum of Bermuda Sandys Reviews
Bermuda's History at the National Musuem Sep 10, 2010
The National Museum of Bermuda was formed in 2009 with the addition of the Casemates Barracks and ramparts to the existing Bermuda Maritime Museum. (Visitors may find guidebooks refer to the Bermuda Maritime Museum.)
The main part of the museum consists of the 10-acre Keep, the fortification defending the entrance to Great Sound and the Naval Dockyard. It was built and expanded along with the Dockyard. Displays of gun batteries line the perimiter of the Keep. Naval munitions were also stored in bombproof storehouses inside the Keep. Visitors can walk around the grounds of the Keep to see the batteries and views across the Dockyard and out to sea.
In the center of the Keep is the Commissioner's House, home of the civilian superintendent of the Dockyard. The Commissioner's House contains the museum's main exhibits. Objects are displayed in themed galleries. The galleries examine slavery in Bermuda, the Portuguese in Bermuda, Bermuda's ties with the West Indies, the Royal Navy's presence, and even the history of tourism in Bermuda, among other subjects. The house provides an opportunity to examine Bermuda Cedar furniture up close. The centerpiece of the museum is a two-story mural of Bermuda history. The flowing mural depicts scenes from the wreck of the Sea Venture to the present in a continuous panorama. Don't miss it!
Admission is $10.
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