Fodor's Expert Review Museum of the Bermuda Historical Society/Bermuda National Library

Hamilton and The Central Parishes Museum/Gallery

Established in 1839, the library has a reference section with virtually every book ever written about Bermuda, as well as a microfilm collection of Bermudian newspapers dating back to 1784. Mark Twain admired the giant rubber tree that stands on Queen Street in the front yard of this Georgian house, formerly owned by postmaster William Bennett Perot and his family.

To the left of the library entrance is the electic collection of Bermuda Historical Society's museum, chronicling the island's past through interesting—and in some cases downright quirky—artifacts. One display, for instance, is full of Bermudian silver dating from the 1600s. Check out the portraits of Sir George Somers and his wife, painted around 1605, and of William Perot and his wife that hang in the entrance hall. The museum offers limited-edition prints from its vast photographic archives. You can also pick up a free copy of the letter George Washington wrote in 1775; addressed to the inhabitants of Bermuda,... READ MORE

Established in 1839, the library has a reference section with virtually every book ever written about Bermuda, as well as a microfilm collection of Bermudian newspapers dating back to 1784. Mark Twain admired the giant rubber tree that stands on Queen Street in the front yard of this Georgian house, formerly owned by postmaster William Bennett Perot and his family.

To the left of the library entrance is the electic collection of Bermuda Historical Society's museum, chronicling the island's past through interesting—and in some cases downright quirky—artifacts. One display, for instance, is full of Bermudian silver dating from the 1600s. Check out the portraits of Sir George Somers and his wife, painted around 1605, and of William Perot and his wife that hang in the entrance hall. The museum offers limited-edition prints from its vast photographic archives. You can also pick up a free copy of the letter George Washington wrote in 1775; addressed to the inhabitants of Bermuda, it requests gunpowder for use in the American Revolution. Museum tours are by appointment.

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Quick Facts

13 Queen St.
Hamilton, Pembroke Parish  HM 11, Bermuda

441-299–0029-library

www.bnl.bm

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Museum and library closed Sun.

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