Museums in Hamilton (Capital City)

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Travelers needing indoor activities may seek out Hamilton museums. There are several museums highlighting the history and nautical heritage of Bermuda.

Bermuda Maritime Museum

The Maritime Museum is located in what used to be Bermuda's largest fort. The Museum is comprised of several structures, one of which is thought to be the world's largest building made of cast iron. The first floor of the museum is dedicated to Bermuda military history, while the higher floors highlight artifacts.

Bermuda Aquarium, Museum, and Zoo

These 3 museums are located in Flatts Village. The primary destination, the aquarium, has over 100 species of native fish on display. The zoo features local wildlife and provides child-friendly exhibits such as a touching pool. The museum highlights the natural history of Bermuda before settlers and the subsequent ecological impact of humans.

Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art

Open only since 2008, this museum displays over 1,200 works by artists who have a connection to Bermuda. The artists on display include Georgia O'Keeffe, Henry Moore, and Winslow Homer. The museum is located just outside of Hamilton in the Bermuda Botanical Gardens.

Local History Museums

The 18th century Bermuda National Trust Museum, Tucker House, and the Verdmont Museum may be visited on a combined admission pass.

The Bermuda National Trust Museum was once home to the governor and served as an important staging post during the American Civil War. The Tucker House Museum has been preserved to illustrate the lifestyle of a merchant in the 18th century. The Verdmont Museum is a large Georgian-style home built on a hill overlooking the ocean.

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February 23, 2010 new by huttongreen

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