3 Days of Arts & Heritage
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
EXPLORE HAMILTON & CENTRAL BERMUDA
Discover the cosmopolitan capital City of Hamilton and the historic gardens, parks, estates and museums that surround it.
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.
- 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.
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.
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.