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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

Drawings From The 1800s Donated To Museum

Drawings From The 1800s Donated To Museum

An album containing 39 watercolour and pencil drawings that depict landscapes of Bermuda and local activities from 1833–36 was recently donated to the National Museum of Bermuda. This exquisite album contains panoramic and harbour views, and scenes of 19th century activities such as whale processing, shipwreck salvage, boat repair, selling fish and... Read more of this article

Free Admission To National Museum In January

Free Admission To National Museum In January

The National Museum of Bermuda is offering free admission over the month of January for all Bermuda residents. Featuring a host of exhibits spanning centuries of Bermuda history, there are more than 30,000 objects in the Museum’s diverse collections, including photographs, documents, plans, books, oral testimonies, archaeological specimens, boats,... Read more of this article

Museum Displays 400 Year Old Crystal Earrings

Museum Displays 400 Year Old Crystal Earrings

The Instagram page of the National Museum of Bermuda has posted a picture of a pair of earrings that were recovered from an underwater site off of the island’s western shore, carrying a piece of history within them. According to the National Museum of Bermuda Instagram page, “These Crystal earrings were recovered from the wreck of the San... Read more of this article

Bermudian Purple Heart Recipient Remembered

Bermudian Purple Heart Recipient Remembered

The prestigious Purple Heart was awarded to Bermudian Sgt Granville Burton Williams for his service during WWII with a division known as the “Buffalo Soldiers” was recently highlighted on social media. According to the National Museum of Bermuda’s Instagram page where the photo of the medal was posted, Sgt Granville Burton Williams... Read more of this article

Museum Uses New Way To Promote Old Artifacts

Museum Uses New Way To Promote Old Artifacts

An institution dedicated to the promotion of old artifacts is using a modern way to do so, with the Bermuda National Museum recently making its debut on the photo sharing app Instagram. The Museum — formerly known as the Bermuda Maritime Museum — has been sharing photos of the Museum and surrounding areas on Instagram, which allows for photo... Read more of this article

Museum Adds “Horse Ferry” Photo To Collection

Museum Adds “Horse Ferry” Photo To Collection

The National Museum of Bermuda has added a historic 19th century photograph to its collection showing the ferry which was once used to cross the 450-wide channel separating Somerset from Watford Island. Until the construction of the first bridge linking the two West End islands in 1903, ferries had been used since the 17th century to transport people,... Read more of this article

Video: Designer’s Boer Prisoner-Inspired Looks

Video: Designer’s Boer Prisoner-Inspired Looks

Bermudian Meagan Wellman’s final fashion graduation collection for her degree at the University College of the Creative Arts in Epsom, England is cutting-edge current — but also deeply rooted in Bermuda’s history. The former Warwick Academy student’s collection was inspired by the National Museum of Bermuda’s artifacts... Read more of this article

Dr. Edward Harris To Advise Bahamas On Forts

Dr. Edward Harris To Advise Bahamas On Forts

Archaeologist and National Museum of Bermuda director Dr. Edward Harris has been invited to visit the Bahamas this month to offer advice on historic fortifications. Dr. Harris, inventor of the Harris Matrix methodology used worldwide to investigate archaeological sites, is also Bermuda’s forts expert; he is the author of “Bermuda Forts 1612–1957″,... Read more of this article