A day out West doesn’t have to cost a fortune. The port of Dockyard includes many Bermudian attractions to attend. Adhere to our suggestions and you’ll enjoy a full day of sightseeing (with a delicious lunch too!) for just $32.
Learn About Bermuda’s History at the National Museum of Bermuda – $15
With five centuries packed into a historic location, The National Museum of Bermuda is committed to the preserving of Bermuda’s history and identity. Among the shipwrecked treasures, early maps and celebrated Graham Foster mural in the Hall of History, the first floor of the Commissioner’s House houses an exhibit devoted to 200 years of enslavement, from the early years of settlement through Emancipation. There are also lovely walks to take up on the cliffs for incredible views.
See Local Artists in Action or their Work on Display the Bermuda Arts Centre – Free!
Across from the National Museum of Bermuda is the Bermuda Arts Centre, a place that provides a platform for creative Bermudians to showcase their work. It’s studio spaces and revolving series of exhibitions include original work from the best local painters, photographers, sculptors and textile artists. It is a place that nurtures and showcases Bermudian talent. If you’re not in time to catch a specific show, there is a print gallery and gift shop.
Tuck into some Traditional Fish Chowder at Bone Fish Bar & Grill – $8 (plus tip)
It is hard to resist the large patio at Bone Fish as a place to take a break. Their traditional spiced chowder comes with sherry peppers, Goslings Black Seal Rum, and their toasted house focaccia. Often you’ll luck out with live local musicians performing on the deck.
Admire the Craftsmanship of Glass Blowing – Free!
The Dockyard Glassworks has been operating for over 20 years. As a place for established local glass artists and those in training, as well as guest artists from around the world, you’ll be sure to see some talent at work. Peruse and admire the intricate final pieces on display. Also housed in the studio is The Bermuda Rum Cake Company which you can sample while you’re there.
Visit the Bermuda Transport Museum – $5
Vintage motorbikes, 1950s Mobylettes, Bermuda Cedar buggies and classic cars will transport you back in time at the Royal Naval Dockyard’s Transport Museum. Vintage vehicle collector Paul Martins, who opened the museum in the Chicane Building in 2017 with business partner Luciano Alcardi, has even acquired a huge wing sail from Oracle Team USA’s foiling catamaran.
Cool Off with a Scoop of Alex and Pete’s – $5
The father and son duo of Alex and Pete’s Artisan Ice Cream have been making ice cream together for the past fifteen years. Since expanding to the commercial market, they have created an extensive range of Bermuda-inspired flavours, from St. George’s Black Rum and Ginger to Southampton Sea Salt Caramel. Yum!
On Your Way Home, Take a Dip at Black Bay Beach – Free!
Often overlooked this little bay is just down the coast from the Royal Naval Dockyard. Black Bay Beach and Park is a series of three little coves with tidal beaches, and the shallow and serene waters are perfect for wading into and combing for sea glass. What a perfect way to cool down after a day of sightseeing.