|Taking it all in!|
So I am a history buff or nerd, what ever you want to call it! While I love relaxing on the beach, if there is some history to discover, I want to discover it. I can't imagine passing up history in person! We took one of the cloudy days in Bermuda and headed to the Royal Naval Dockyards. Tons of history here! Built in 1814 as a strategic outpost for the British Royal Navy, Royal Naval Dockyard played roles in many historic events, including the War of 1812 and World War II. But after 1945 the role of Dockyard diminished, and eventually the Royal Navy sold the land to Bermuda. Decades passed while the old fort and its buildings sat abandoned. However, that all changed in 1982, when a massive redevelopment effort began that restored Dockyard and its surroundings. The old warehouses and barracks were transformed into workspaces, the clocktower regained its former glory, and The Keep took on a new life as the National Museum of Bermuda. Artists, retailers and restaurateurs soon moved in —the rest is history. We tried to cover every inch of the place. Here are some of our discoveries in the National Museum of Bermuda.