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Bermuda National Gallery

City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
+1 441-295-9428
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The one "must see" in Hamilton during the day

This is an extraordinary museum--and I live in NYC, so I know museums--there's something here for... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2017
garyrichmond
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New York City, New York
Nice gallery with few tourists

We read reviews about this gallery and decided to take a stroll one cloudy, rainy afternoon. It's... read more

Reviewed 17 May 2017
Alison P
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The Bermuda National Gallery was established in 1992 and has an historical and contemporary collection to reflect the history and diversity of the Island's evolving demographic. Artworks include European (for example Gainsborough, Reynolds, Wilson), traditional west African, Bermudian, American Impressionism, photography and more. Every other year, the BNG hosts the Bermuda Biennial of Contemporary Art, next opening is June 2014. This museum has provided sculpture for the Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-la-Ville Park) in Hamilton and has a satellite location in St. George's: BNG East, located in Bridge House. Admission is free to the BNG sites.
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  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
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Reviewed 19 May 2017

This is an extraordinary museum--and I live in NYC, so I know museums--there's something here for everyone, from a (few) old masters, to African and contemporary art. The galleries themselves are extraordinary. The museum is housed in Hamilton City Hall. In addition, there is a...More

1  Thank garyrichmond
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your 5 star review of Bermuda National Gallery! Creating engaging experiences with art is our goal. I'm so glad that you had an 'extraordinary' visit! Cheers- Lisa

Reviewed 17 May 2017

We read reviews about this gallery and decided to take a stroll one cloudy, rainy afternoon. It's a very nice, smaller gallery, well worth the donation of only $5 (how many things can you do in Bermuda for $5). There is a delightful children's room...More

Thank Alison P
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your experience at the BNG! Families will enjoy the activities we have for children, focusing on Peter Woolcock's illustrations of zany creatures and a scavenger hunt for the main exhibition. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 15 May 2017

We stopped here while walking around Hamilton. There is a fee for the gallery on the second floor but the gallery on the top floor was showcasing local student art and was very interesting to see all the different types of painting and different mediums...More

Thank viv2367b
Reviewed 25 April 2017

It is a very small gallery, next to central bus station. Different types of painting and sculptures. Good place to go during raining day, senior is free.

Thank traveler_Yardley_PA
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Try to get here at 10 a.m. when it opens and the friendly young art curator will give a brief but very interesting introduction

Thank Bob F
Reviewed 20 February 2017

A first rate small gallery for an island famous for artistic endeavour. The permanent collection not only contains some European gems but also quite wonderful works by Bermuda artists and those who made Bermuda their artistic summer home over many years. The regular special exhibitions...More

Thank David M
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 February 2017

Dear David, Thank you very much for your positive review of Bermuda National Gallery! Such comments have a wide impact online so I imagine that, thanks to your comments, we will have more visitors coming our way. Thank you again and safe travels, Lisa

Reviewed 10 October 2016

I really like the permanent collection the gallery. It is a mix of Bermudian artists and other artists who have depicted Bermuda. The other collection was full of modern art, and I'm not sure why those items were selected for the Bermudian Gallery- many of...More

Thank AliMaddieGood
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2016

Thank you- we are glad to know to that you had a positive experience in The Ondaatje Wing, which is dedicated to the Bermuda Collection and telling the story of the development of the visual arts on Island. The "modern art" that you refer to...More

Reviewed 25 September 2016

its a nice pace with a bit of history and some local artists as well. they also throw events as well some evenings

Thank sash_imi31
Reviewed 23 September 2016

There was no one else in this art gallery when we visited. It is small, containing what I would describe as "modern" art by local artists. Since modern art is not my thing, I was not impressed with the pieces displayed. This museum is just...More

Thank ginals
Reviewed 21 September 2016

I caught the biennial art exhibit here. It was outrageous! It reminded me of the Venizia Biennale, the works were that good! I was so unexpectedly delighted. It's small, but that means only the choicest art is displayed. There was another little museum in the...More

Thank ebocababe
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2016

Your appreciation for the edginess of the Bermuda Biennial is wonderful. Thank you for acknowledging the fine contemporary artwork being produced in Bermuda.

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