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Bermuda National Gallery

City Hall | 17 Church St., Hamilton HM 11, Bermuda
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The exhibits are always of a high standard and this November included Picasso, Damien Hirst, and... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Charles G
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
Outstanding little gem of art and culture in Hamilton

Located in central Hamilton on Church Street, Bermuda National Gallery is housed in City Hall. From... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Kris1230
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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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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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Reviewed 7 November 2017

The exhibits are always of a high standard and this November included Picasso, Damien Hirst, and Joshua Reynolds; and a whole gallery devoted to Shephard Fairley - known through his screen prints, as the rebel 'with a cause.'

Thank Charles G
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Located in central Hamilton on Church Street, Bermuda National Gallery is housed in City Hall. From the ground floor of City Hall, take the magnificent cedar stairs to go to the upper floor where you will find the Bermuda National Gallery. It was opened in...More

Thank Kris1230
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your review!

Reviewed 17 August 2017

A really nice, small and manageable museum highlighting local art. If you spent 30 mins here it is a worthwhile stop on the itinerary.

Thank Ian G
Reviewed 7 August 2017

You can spend an hour or so just looking and reading up on local artist. the volunteer at the entrance was very helpful. It was air conditioned for a nice stop and relief from the heat.

1  Thank Urban1026
Reviewed 29 July 2017

I stopped in here on a whim and was pleasantly surprised at the small, lovely art exhibit. The docent was a true Bermuda gem! She was so kind and friendly. She explained what I would be looking at and we chatted a bit more about...More

1  Thank lisainnh
Reviewed 27 July 2017

We visited during the one rainy day we had on our week long vacation and were not disappointed to have to wait out the thunderstorms.

Thank freemanassociates
Reviewed 11 July 2017

The Gallery wasn't very big nor did it have a lot of exhibits. But, it was a nice stop along the way. There is a theater in the building for special events. Very nice building.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 20 May 2017

This is an extraordinary museum--and I live in NYC, so I know museums--there's something here for everyone, from a (few) old masters, to African and contemporary art. The galleries themselves are extraordinary. The museum is housed in Hamilton City Hall. In addition, there is a...More

1  Thank garyrichmond
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2017

Thank you for your 5 star review of Bermuda National Gallery! Creating engaging experiences with art is our goal. I'm so glad that you had an 'extraordinary' visit! Cheers- Lisa

Reviewed 18 May 2017

We read reviews about this gallery and decided to take a stroll one cloudy, rainy afternoon. It's a very nice, smaller gallery, well worth the donation of only $5 (how many things can you do in Bermuda for $5). There is a delightful children's room...More

Thank Alison P
Lisa H, General Manager at Bermuda National Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your experience at the BNG! Families will enjoy the activities we have for children, focusing on Peter Woolcock's illustrations of zany creatures and a scavenger hunt for the main exhibition. Please visit us again soon!

Reviewed 16 May 2017

We stopped here while walking around Hamilton. There is a fee for the gallery on the second floor but the gallery on the top floor was showcasing local student art and was very interesting to see all the different types of painting and different mediums...More

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