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Bermuda National Gallery

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Address: City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
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+1 441-295-9428
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Hours:
Mon 10:00 - 16:00
Fri 10:00 - 16:00
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
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The Bermuda National Gallery was established in 1992 and has an historical...

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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If you expect to see world famous art pieces or quantity of art that you may see in major museums, you will be disappointed. Still, if your objective is to learn a bit more about... read more

Reviewed 3 August 2016
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winnipeg
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016

If you expect to see world famous art pieces or quantity of art that you may see in major museums, you will be disappointed. Still, if your objective is to learn a bit more about local art scene and see some of local pieces, it will be a quite enjoyable visit.

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London, UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

I'd heard great things about the Bermuda National Gallery but I was fairly disappointed with the exhibition. When we visited they had moved all of the artwork out and there was a 'modern art' exhibition instead. I'm no art critic but broken stuff on the floor, computers with error messages, interactive pieces that have malfunctioned just don't do anything for... More 

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Boston
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

This welcomed us as we toured the Hamilton area. The main exhibit was interesting and gallery itself showed local artwork and photos.

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Thank Virginia P
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Wonderful holiday, FANTASTIC island so enjoyed sightseeing around this beautiful Island history and the magnificent beaches

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Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Fantastic building jazz day they had a great jazz session jamming outside on steps it was so nice to see

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2016

I went to this Gallery 3 times while in Bermuda. I loved their small galleries and the current show of Peter Woolcock illustrations and political cartoons created over his long career. The Childrens' Gallery had an exhibition by school children of various ages - there is so much talent on this small island. Also in the lobby is a three... More 

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Easton, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016

This is a small gallery which is seniors "friendly. " While we were there there was an interesting exhibit hanging. But the must see is a large painting of Queen Elizabeth. I can't imagine she likes it, but we did!!!

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Thank joanns58
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this review

Thanks for the review Joanns58. We are happy to extend free admission to seniors and students! The royal portrait you refer to is actually part of the collection of the City of Hamilton. The City of Hamilton is supportive of artwork and has both an art collection and a calendar of art related events. Please visit again soon for more... More 

Springfield, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 March 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the art on display from local middle and high school students on the top floor. This exhibit is free but we were happy to provide a small donation. Some of the young artists are very creative. The main gallery is small (3 main rooms) but has an interesting collection from a Bermuda cartoonist Peter Woolcock. You'll get a... More 

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Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this review

I find your comment interesting as your visit was to two distinct spaces with two different missions and yet it felt like one. I will be sure to pass this on to the Boards of both organizations. Please visit Bermuda again soon! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The national gallery of art is housed in a fantastic white building. We walked all around it and took many photos of the details. My favorite: the caravel on top of the building. Marvelous!

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Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

This gallery only has a few rooms but they are well displayed and pleasant to browse through. I come each time I am in Bermuda and the exhibits are ever changing. It is inexpensive and worth 45 minutes of your time.

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Thank ArmandaMoncton
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for making the Bermuda National Gallery one of your must-see sites on each visit to Bermuda! More 

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