This weekend, explore and indulge in some of Bermuda’s best attractions. Kids will love visiting BAMZ and the Bermuda National Trust Museum and learning unique facts about Bermuda’s history and ecosystem. A trip to the famous Frog & Onion Pub in Dockyard is always a worthy venture and will no doubt result in a satisfied appetite thanks to the diverse menu of delicious pub grub!
Recently refurbished, the Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo boasts a variety of salt water tanks filled with fish found in Bermuda’s waters, an impressive museum and specimen collection, two walk-through animal houses, an exhibit showcasing the animals of Madagascar, and much more. BAMZ will truly allow you to make a day of it with the whole family. If you get tired of exploring the exhibits, take the kids to the nautical playground astride the alligator enclosure, or relax at the aptly named Beastro. BAMZ also has a wonderful shop full of educational gifts for visitors of all ages. In addition to every day amenities, BAMZ is also an educational hub, and puts on informative lectures year round, as well as offering whale watching expeditions, and children’s summer camps.
National Trust Museum, St. George
Housed in a historically significant building in the east end, the National Trust Museum is sure to entice even those who thought they would never be interested in history. The stories of the often colorful characters from Bermuda’s past are told through the houses they lived in and the properties they occupied. The museum’s building was built by a past governor, and is one of the oldest stonework buildings in Bermuda, dating from the 1700s. Bermuda’s geographical position meant that it was heavily involved in the American Civil War, and the offices of a confederate agent were housed in the building that now houses the museum. There are many other National Trust properties in St. George, and visitors will delight in exploring the town.
The Frog and Onion Pub, Dockyard
With their classic burger, cooked to perfection, dripping with savory goodness, and topped with crispy golden onion rings, The Frog and Onion has truly earned its reputation for scrumptious pub grub. Housed in an 18th century Cooperage of The Royal Naval Dockyard, the pub has a certain charm and whimsy unparalleled by any other establishment. Whether you’re hanging out in the spacious bar, or the classic dining rooms hung with flags and encrusted with candle wax, you’re sure to enjoy your visit. In addition to the dining and drinking areas packed full of unique ambiance, the pub sports a tucked away arcade in the back. Kids (and grown-ups too!) will love the air hockey and pinball machines, some of the only arcade games on island.