Photos: Vintage Transportation Museum Opens

December 9, 2014

A new museum dedicated to showcasing the various modes of transport Bermudians have used throughout the years is now open, with the Vintage Transportation Museum located inside the Bermudiana Arcade in Hamilton.

Owner Paul Martins has spent the last 25 years expanding his collection in the hopes that one day he would finally be able to share it with the rest of Bermuda. His dream has finally become a reality with the opening of his Vintage Transportation Museum.

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The collection started out with bikes but quickly expanded to include cars, boat engines, horse carriages, an old racing sulky and even a Bermuda made cedar dinghy.

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In addition to the larger items he also has a vast collection of antique tools and license plates dating as far back as the 1940’s. He has even managed to save items from the old Bermuda Railway Train. His goal for this museum is to share his knowledge of Bermuda transportation history with the island.

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“There is something for everyone to relate to in the Vintage Transportation Museum,” a spokesperson said. “Stop on by and take a trip back in time with Mr. Martins and his wonderful vintage collection.”

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  1. sage says:

    Very impressive collection, I will be down to take a look, and check if I have anything to donate or loan. Great job Mr. Martins. ” A people without knowledge of their past, history, origins and culture are like a tree without roots.” Marcus Mosiah Garvey.

  2. Skeptic says:

    Excellent – appreciate Paul Martin’s dedication to preserving these items and his tremendous effort in putting the display together!

  3. Islandguy says:

    Well done, looks cool!Looks like a lot of thought went into it..

  4. JohnBoy says:

    Well done Paul.

    I was checking to see if I would see my license plate that dropped off my Peugeot back around 1987/88.

  5. Val Dickerson says:

    This is amazing, I applaud Mr. Martin and his desire to preserve a piece of Bermuda’s heritage. I will definately be paying the museum a visit on my next trip.

  6. bdaman441 says:

    Congratulations Paul. This is amazing….can’t wait to get there.

    • All the best Paul and family,good to see your dream has finally come true,any idea on the car side of the collection now??

  7. Andrew Paul Scaife says:

    Awesome to see you attack another of your projects with such Vigor Paul, all be it not a restoration……such an eclectic collection, well done sir ;)

  8. Triangle Drifter says:

    Fantastic job Paul. I have some of those tools hidden away in boxes as well. A blow torch, the clamp on grind wheel, the hand drill, the kerosene lantern, plus others. Sad that so much stuff simply went into Pembroke dump.