Itinerary

3 Days of Culture & Heritage in Bermuda

Follow this itinerary for an introduction to Bermuda's vast and interesting heritage. You'll discover some of the island's major art and cultural attractions and significant historic sites.

  • People & Culture

Day 1: EXPLORE ST. GEORGE'S & THE EAST END

On the East End of the island, discover history and culture in historic towns, forts and jungles.

Day 2: EXPLORE HAMILTON & CENTRAL BERMUDA

Discover the cosmopolitan capital City of Hamilton and the historic gardens, parks, estates and museums that surround it.

ART GALLERIES

Start the day immersed in art at the City of Hamilton’s carefully curated galleries. There are visual delights everywhere you look.

  • In the City Hall Arts Centre, the Bermuda National Gallery houses the island’s national art collection, which is dedicated to telling the story of Bermuda’s history through the fine and decorative arts.
  • Behind the gallery, admire the sculptures of Queen Elizabeth Park. Maintained mosaic walkways wind through the luxuriant gardens, featuring colourful flower beds and a koi pond. On Saturdays during the summer, enjoy lunch-hour performances from Bermuda's traditional Gombey dancers.
  • Windjammer 2 Gallery – Located in the Hamilton Princess & Beach Club, features work by Bermuda’s notable artists including paintings, sculpture, textiles and crafts. Don’t miss the intricate cedar models of famous Bermuda ships.
  • Known as “the People’s Gallery,” the Bermuda Society of Arts Gallery has been showing off the work of Bermudian artists (both professional and amateur) for more than 60 years.

FORT HAMILTON

Bermuda was once a prime target for invaders, and Fort Hamilton helped keep the island safe. Built to protect Hamilton Harbour, this fort offers spectacular panoramic views and an ironically peaceful vibe with well-tended lawns, a garden moat, dungeons and never-fired 18-ton artillery pieces.

MASTERWORKS MUSEUM OF BERMUDA ART

On the grounds of the Bermuda Botanical Gardens, discover the treasures of the Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art. Designed to showcase how the island inspires artists, Masterworks' collection of more than 3,000 watercolours, lithographs, photographs and etchings include masterpieces by legendary painters such as Georgia O’Keeffe and Winslow Homer, along with the work of local Bermudians. 

Masterwork Art Gallery in Bermuda

Verdmont Historic House & Garden

Virtually unchanged since it was constructed 300 years ago, the Verdmont Historic House & Gardens is one of the prizes of Bermudian architecture. Stroll the grounds to see an assortment of herbs, old roses and fruit trees. As a bonus, enjoy a sweeping view of the South Shore.

Day 3: DISCOVER THE ROYAL NAVAL DOCKYARD

The former home of the British Royal Navy in Bermuda, the Royal Naval Dockyard is now a popular attraction packed with shops, restaurants, museums and several spots highlighting the work of the island’s most creative artisans. Spend the day exploring, and be sure to chat with a few of the artists to learn what inspires their work. 

Walking down stairs

Highlighting the diversity of Bermuda’s creative community, the revolving exhibits showcase the best local artists.

This lively spot is the best place to experience Bermuda’s thriving DIY scene. You’ll find the perfect souvenirs here – candles, Bermuda cedar, notecards, pink sand sculptures and more – you might even buy them from the artisans themselves.

Bermuda's only full-time production pottery studio features a Collective Gallery filled with the work of independent studio potters and ceramic artisans who work on site

TIP: Don’t miss The Hall of History, a stunning, 1,000-square-foot mural in the National Museum of Bermuda. Created by local artist Graham Foster, it visually represents 500 years of Bermuda history.

Don't miss the Hall of History, a stunning, 1,000 square foot mural in The National Museum of Bermuda.

AFRICAN DIASPORA HERITAGE TRAIL

The African Diaspora Heritage Trail winds throughout the island, but one major stop is at the Dockyard in the National Museum of Bermuda. Visit the First Floor of the Commissioner's House to see the exhibit on the trade of enslaved individuals and enslavement in Bermuda – it's a fascinating, enlightening collection of stories, photos, objects and shipwreck artefacts.

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