Bermuda National Museum open day

Posted on: March 30th, 2010. Filed under: Events.

Celebrating Bermuda’s Historic Environment

An Open House of the Bermuda National Museum , including the Northwest Rampart and Casemate Barracks

On May 1st From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

In celebration with the National Museum of Bermuda and the Catlin End-to-End 

Join the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs as we celebrate our archeological and military history with the National Museum of Bermuda on 1st May/the Catlin End-to-End Day.  The Heritage Month theme for 2010, Green: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, aims to raise public awareness of the value of preserving Bermuda’s historic environment.  In honoring Bermuda’s built heritage, our premier event celebrates with an Open House of the Bermuda National Museum; which includes Commissioner’s House, the Northwest Rampart and the Casemate Barracks.   

This Open House will take place in Dockyard alongside the Catlin End-to-End presenting a unique opportunity to educate the public on the ‘monumental works’ of the fortifications of the Dockyard.  In addition, this journey though that historic environment also affords the opportunity to highlight Bermuda’s traditional modes of transportation, as were used in the earlier centuries of our settlement and which were less destructive to our environment

We invite the public to walk, carpool or take a free ferry ride to the Dockyard and celebrate Bermuda’s most valued asset – our historic environment.  Come  and experience all there is to see and do.  From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. activities for this grand open house event will include: 

  • free horse and buggy rides into our past via the Northwest Rampart
  • An Open House at the National Museum (including Commissioner’s House and parts of the Casemate Barracks area) as well as Dolphin Quest
  • Live Bermuda Folk Music
  • An electric bike, car and antique horse and buggy display
  • An all-natural Kiddie Zone
  • All natural food vendors 

The Department extends a special “thank you” to the National Museum of Bermuda and to the organizers and participants of the Catlin End-to-End, who annually highlight the enriching experience of our oldest form of transportation – walking.