Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Hamilton

Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
Inspirock Rating:
4/5 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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  • We are the sort of couple that goes thru a museum in an hour or less. But the BUEI kept us fascinated for 4 hours! (And then we ate a late lunch in the attached waterfront restaurant). There are so ma...  read more »
  • I enjoyed myself here. It's a little different than other museums that I have visited. There's a "shark tank" that you can step into to kind of give you a feel as if you were in a real one. There's al...  read more »
  • This is one of the most interesting places to visit. They have an incredible shell collection ocean history and currently have an outstanding Americas cup exhibit. They offer all kinds of lectures and...  read 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.
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