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Solution To The Riddle Of Bermuda’s Sphinx

Solution To The Riddle Of Bermuda’s Sphinx

The 142-year-old riddle of Bermuda’s own Sphinx has finally been unravelled. Prompted by a photograph of the statue of the Baskerville-scaled Great Dane of that name in the National Museum of Bermuda’s collection, the institution’s executive director emeritus Dr. Edward Harris donned his deerstalker. And then, over the course of... Read more of this article

Museum Uploads MariTimes Magazine Online

Museum Uploads MariTimes Magazine Online

The National Museum of Bermuda has just made a treasure trove of information about the island’s history and cultural available online. The West End museum announced this week that it has posted downloadable PDFs of all of its MariTimes magazine issues from 2001 to 2019 at its website. MariTimes is published twice a year and includes articles on... Read more of this article

National Museum Dockyard Clock Chimes Again

National Museum Dockyard Clock Chimes Again

Recent visitors to the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] may have noticed the reassuring chimes of the Dockyard Clock are back, faithfully alerting them to the time every fifteen minutes. Originally installed in the south turret of the Great Eastern Storehouse [now the Clocktower Shopping Mall], the mid-Victorian clock mechanism was made by John Moore... Read more of this article

Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution Talk

Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution Talk

The latest installment of the Department of Community and Cultural Affair’s Bermudian Heartbeats lecture series – a joint event in partnership with the National Museum of Bermuda and the Bermuda College – saw historians Dr. Clarence Maxwell, Dr. Theodore Francis II and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler share the research for their new book Prudent Rebels:... Read more of this article

‘Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution’

‘Bermudians & The First Age Of Revolution’

The Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, Government of Bermuda and National Museum of Bermuda Press have recently launched a new publication, Prudent Rebels: Bermudians and the First Age of Revolution [1774-1849] by renowned Bermudian historian Dr. Clarence Maxwell, with contributions from Bermudian Dr. Theodore Francis II and Alexandra Mairs-Kessler. “Prudent... Read more of this article

National Museum’s New Education Strategy

National Museum’s New Education Strategy

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] launched its Education Strategy on Friday, May 3 at Bermuda College to a room full of educators, students, staff from local cultural institutions, and representatives of the Bermuda Government. The interactive, illustrative, and immersive nature of the launch demonstrated how the NMB Education Strategy aims to reposition... Read more of this article

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

New Volume Of ‘Heritage Matters’ History Book

The seventh compilation of Dr. Edward Harris’ Heritage Matters columns has now been published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. The column ran weekly for ten years in local newspapers, bringing Dr. Harris’s passion for local heritage into almost every home in Bermuda. Heritage Matters 7 is a selection of essays exploring, illuminating... Read more of this article

Newest Volume Of BJAMH Available Online

Newest Volume Of BJAMH Available Online

National Museum of Bermuda Press has launched Volume 21 of the Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History [BJAMH] which is available to purchase for download on the National Museum of Bermuda website [here]. The latest edition of the Journal comprises ten articles offering a diverse collection of historical and archaeological examinations of... Read more of this article

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO Donates Old Devices To Museum

BELCO recently donated two antique electrical testing devices to the National Museum of Bermuda to add to the existing BELCO collection and items on permanent display at the ‘Progress of Power’ exhibit. The first piece of equipment is an ammeter from 1945 with the original instruction card included. The second item is a 500-volt insulation... Read more of this article

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

Museum Offers Free Admission In February

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is opening its doors for free to all Bermuda residents during the month of February. “For over four decades, NMB has promoted the preservation, understanding and enjoyment of Bermuda’s cultural heritage through collecting practices, exhibitions, restoration projects, conservation, research, publications,... Read more of this article

NMB’s Executive Director On Her First Year

NMB’s Executive Director On Her First Year

Elena Strong took the helm as Executive Director of the National Museum of Bermuda [NMB], in January 2018. The former Curator and Deputy Director of NMB, Ms. Strong has worked as a museum specialist for 15 years and holds a B.Sc. in Anthropology from University College London, and a Masters in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto. She first... Read more of this article

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Restoration Of Hidden Museum Magazines

Underneath the bastions of the National Museum of Bermuda lie several hidden magazines. Normally off-limits to visitors, these rooms were originally used to store the shells and gun powder for the gun emplacements above. For the past week, visiting volunteer forts historian Victor Smith has conducted an intensive examination and survey, recording the... Read more of this article

65 Delegates Attend Museum Conference

65 Delegates Attend Museum Conference

Last week the National Museum of Bermuda welcomed over 65 delegates from North America to the 2018 Annual Conference of the Council of American Maritime Museums [CAMM]. Founded in 1974, CAMM aims to bring together institutions working toward the preservation and interpretation of North America’s maritime heritage, promoting research, exhibition, publication... Read more of this article