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Bermuda Historical Society Museum

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Address: 13 Queen St. | Par-la-Ville Park, Hamilton, Bermuda
Phone Number: +1 441-295-2487
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Antique furniture, silver and coins: a look at the colonial history of...

Antique furniture, silver and coins: a look at the colonial history of Bermuda.

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A small but very interesting museum

Staffed by very knowledgable volunteers this is well worth a hour or so of anyones time. It is not very large with just a few rooms, but is nonetheless full of interest and very... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 September 2016
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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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Saint Augustine, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

The Historical Society offers an glimpse into many parts of Bermuda's history. From settlement, to war involvement, to civil rights, to period furniture, there is something for every history buff.

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Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

Staffed by very knowledgable volunteers this is well worth a hour or so of anyones time. It is not very large with just a few rooms, but is nonetheless full of interest and very informative.

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Maitland, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

This is a great museum with so many interesting artefacts from Bermuda's past on display and not all behind glass . Fascinating to walk around and discover so much more about Bermuda's - and our family's- history. Volunteers are very helpful and knowledgeable , we all really enjoyed it and would recommend to visitors .

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Philadephia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016

The staff at this location (which is attached to the National library) is very helpful. The building, architecturally is interesting and the collections, particularly the Boer War carvings done by the prisoners was fascinating. They also have a nice collection of coin silverware. I picked up some brochures there for further reading about; Pocohontas' Bermuda connection, 19th Century Biowarfare, 17th... More 

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Dallas, TX
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

Short walk from the ferry terminal, and next to a park and the National Library, so this is good for a quick look - longer, if you like. It's an old house that now contains an eclectic collection of Bermuda historical items & info. Excellent staff who are willing -eager?! - to chat and go into greater depth on anything... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2016

Nicely done museum. Staff is more than helpful and will answer any and all of your questions no matter how many! A nice way to spend some time off the beaches.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2015

Best part of this visit was the time to chat with the docent, and learn a great deal of the history behing the exhibits.

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Buckingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2015

If ever a place exuded history by impact on the senses of the visitor, this small museum has it in spades! Originating as a country mansion and gardens, all that remains now of the estate of the Perot family "Par-la-Ville" is a wonderful old house hosting creaks, smells, sounds and ghosts (probably!) of times gone by. Containing a range of... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

This is a must when in Bermuda, so much history, so much to see and learn. It is fantastic history of the island, please go and enjoy.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

Learned a bit of the history of the island nation. No entrance fee. Lots of artifacts from the centuries from old croquet sets to tools fashioned by prisoners. Probably will only take you 30 minutes but well worth the trip.

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