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XL Catlin Staff Volunteer At National Museum

XL Catlin Staff Volunteer At National Museum

For 11 years, volunteers from XL Catlin have descended on the Casemate Barracks, National Museum of Bermuda at the Royal Naval Dockyard with purpose and muscle, tackling any dirty job thrown at them. On Thursday, it was no different. Picking up rusty shovels to scrap filthy floors of grey linoleum or rip tenacious tussock grass from roof gutters, 20... Read more of this article

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

National Museum Launches Latest Publication

The National Museum recently launched its latest publication, Thomas Hurd, RN & His Hydrographic Survey of Bermuda, 1789–97. The author of the book, Dr. Adrian Webb, was unable to attend the presentation of the book, but two descendants of Lt. Hurd came from Canada and four of his colleague, Lt. Andrew Evans, RN, came all the way from Australia.... Read more of this article

Interactive Children’s Exhibit Opens At Museum

Interactive Children’s Exhibit Opens At Museum

The National Museum of Bermuda has a new addition to its collection of exhibits — the Museum Playhouse — which includes 15 interactives allowing children to explore aspects of Bermuda’s maritime history in original and fun ways. This whimsical interactive children’s exhibit is located in one of the historic military buildings in the... Read more of this article

National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

National Museum Book Showcases Shipwrecks

Three hundred-plus shipwrecks shed light on 500 years of history in a new coffee-table book published by the National Museum of Bermuda Press. Shipwrecked: Bermuda’s Maritime Heritage, by Dr. Gordon Payne Watts Jr, traces the island’s role as the “shipwreck capital of the mid-Atlantic” and describes “the intimate partnership” Bermuda has... Read more of this article

Historic Cannon From 1807 At Warwick Camp

Historic Cannon From 1807 At Warwick Camp

As a part of the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Bermuda Regiment this year, the National Museum of Bermuda has placed an historic cannon at the entrance to Warwick Camp, the home of the Regiment. The cannon and carriage will be officially dedicated in a ceremony in October 2015 when the contributing donors, including the Bruce Sharpe Family, will... Read more of this article

National Museum Launches Public Survey

National Museum Launches Public Survey

The National Museum of Bermuda [NMB] is seeking the public’s input to develop a new long-term vision and five-year strategic plan to help shape its future and ensure it remains relevant to Bermuda and the community it serves. As part of an island-wide consultation process, the museum has launched an online survey to get feedback from the public.... Read more of this article

Free Admission To National Museum In January

Free Admission To National Museum In January

The National Museum of Bermuda has announced free admission in January for all Bermuda residents in celebration of their 40th anniversary, marked by the new year. A spokesperson said, “It’s our 40th anniversary in 2015, so your National Museum is throwing open its gates during January as a new year gift to all Bermuda residents.” “There’s... Read more of this article

Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Book Celebrates Bermuda’s Royal Connections

Just in time for Christmas, the National Museum of Bermuda has released a photo-packed new book celebrating the Island’s connections to the British Monarchy. Royal Bermuda, by the Museum’s Executive Director Dr. Edward Harris and journalist Rosemary Jones, of Brimstone Media, is a pictorial history of Bermuda’s four centuries of connections to... Read more of this article

National Museum Highlights Old Onion Trade

National Museum Highlights Old Onion Trade

A photograph recently shared by the National Museum of Bermuda highlights the former glory of the Bermuda onion trade, depicting a man standing in an island onion patch in 1910. Introduced to the island in the early 1600s, the sweet and succulent Bermuda onion was first exported to the American east coast from St. George’s in 1847. Onions quickly... Read more of this article

Museum Playground Now Open In Dockyard

Museum Playground Now Open In Dockyard

Adventure and fantasy reign supreme at the National Museum of Bermuda where a playground like no other is now open inside its historic grounds. Designed by award winning Danish firm Monstrum, the playground includes a 70-ft vibrant green moray eel wrapped around a 21-ft lighthouse with slide, which resembles St. David’s lighthouse. Other elements... Read more of this article

Construction Continues On Museum Playground

Construction Continues On Museum Playground

Construction has begun on the new playground at the National Museum in Dockyard, with a giant eel in place and a replica of the St. David’s lighthouse keeping watch over the area, along with climbing poles designed to resemble sea grass throughout. Designed by Danish firm Monstrum in Copanhagen and arriving in Bermuda on April 28, the unique playground... Read more of this article

Lecture, Slideshow On Drawings From 1800s

Lecture, Slideshow On Drawings From 1800s

The St. George’s Foundation is getting set to host Dr. Edward Harris of the National Museum of Bermuda, along with two special guests, for a lecture and slideshow highlighting the 19th century artwork of Johnson Savage. The event will take place on Saturday, April 5 at 3.00pm. A spokesperson said, “We are excited to host Dr. Ed Harris of... Read more of this article

Dice Games Banned Early In Bermuda History

Dice Games Banned Early In Bermuda History

Dice games were banned early on in Bermuda’s history according to the National Museum of Bermuda, who posted a photo of bone dice from a 17th century shipwreck on Instagram recently. The Museum often posts photos and historical facts on the photo sharing network allowing people to glimpse into the past using modern technology. The caption said... Read more of this article