National Museum of Bermuda is inside the fortress keep of the Royal Naval Dockyard. Among eight historic exhibit halls is the Commissioner’s House, which showcases local heritage and military history. Other subjects explored in displays include slavery and the connection between Bermuda and the Azores. Bermuda’s maritime history—including shipwrecks, shipbuilding, ocean commerce, transport and the dockyard—is chronicled in converted ammunition storehouses on the lower grounds. Boats, ship models, shipwreck artifacts and artillery also are displayed. The exhibit Shipwreck Island: Sunken Clues to Bermuda’s Past explores Bermuda’s discovery and early settlement as illustrated by 16th- and 17th-century shipwreck artifacts recovered from local waters.
Wear comfortable walking shoes, as there is a good amount of stair climbing and navigating narrow passageways.