Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Hamilton
(4.1/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
Dive into the fun and educational displays at Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Opened in 1997, the museum presents the myths and facts of the deep sea and Bermuda’s historic shipwrecks through a combination of interactive displays and intriguing artefacts. Discover lost underwater riches in the “Treasure Room,” a vast collection of jewels, gold, and artifacts retrieved from the depths by Bermuda’s legendary scuba diver, Teddy Tucker. The star exhibit here is the mesmerising shell collection, an enchanting array of over 1,200 shells owned and collected by Jack Lightbourn. It is though to be the largest private collection of shells in the world. With our custom trip planner, Hamilton attractions like Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A wonderful museum with lots of interactive exhibits. Most amazing shell collection we have ever seen. The Americas Cub exhibit has Virtual Reality and lots if video with some interactive. If you want...  more »
  • This is not a large museum but we found some interesting areas and had a pleasant visit for a couple of hours. I never knew much about the America's Cup (to be hosted by Bermuda in 2017) but there was...  more »
  • I lived in Bermuda for many years and we had a family membership for BUEI. I love this place. It changes very little but it's always nice to visit and see the huge sea shell collection. As the kids gr...  more »
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  • $15 per adult for non members. Great rainy day activity if you're visiting the island. Great for kids, they also host events and movies etc. There is a nice place for food downstairs, and a gift shop upstairs. Interesting information about environmental impact from plastic, Americas cup, Local wrecks and lots more.
  • BUEI is a great local resource for learning about a range of things related to Bermuda's relationship with the ocean. Fun and interesting for both children and adults. It's also a popular place for school field trips.
  • Good educational visit for kids.