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Bermuda National Gallery

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Address: City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton, Bermuda
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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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A nice surprise

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 April 2016
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Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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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 

Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

Don't expect too much here. Located in the heart of downtown Hamilton, a portion of this small collection is related directly to the island of Bermuda. This is NOT the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art. Most pieces are of lesser known artists and some of it is photography, not paintings. Nonetheless it's a nice collection to view, especially if... More 

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

Very, very few museums can be likened to the MET. What we offer at the BNG, in terms of the permanent collection and the variety of exhibitions, could be described as a small plate of fine artworks spanning many regions, styles and time periods, which could be served at the MET. Guests should expect the unexpected, both for their experience... More 

Yorkshire Dales
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015

We met the town crier here who took us on a tour of Hamilton sharing local facts and history which we really enjoyed. Look out for the painting of the Queen in the entrance hall.

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

Thank you for your positive review of the Bermuda National Gallery (BNG). Please note that the portrait of Her Royal Highness is not part of the BNG permanent collection; rather, the Corporation of Hamilton (CoH) have their own collection of which this is one. The artwork in the lobby of City Hall, Family Circle by Bill Ming, is also part... More 

Herndon, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2015

This is a small gallery for a small island. The middle level costs $5 per person, but free for seniors which was a great bonus for my senior parents. It has a section with artists of Bermuda, an area of Bermuda paintings from outside artists, and a miscellaneous arts section. We enjoyed this gallery more than we thought we would.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2015

The Bermuda National Gallery has an interesting permanent collection and the temporary exhibitions can also be fun. Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2015

This isn't on the scale of, say, the National Gallery in London, but there's a nice collection of artwork that's worth a look to get a sense of history and cultural heritage of the island.

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