Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute, Hamilton

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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. Plan your visit to Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Hamilton trip itinerary planner .
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  • I keep going back to BUEI with anyone new to Bermuda. It’s the ONLY place to see the model of the seamount that Bermuda sits on - that by itself is pretty amazing! I’ve added a photo for a traveler wh...  more »
  • Not only are the lectures educational this is a lovely institute to visit. It gives a real feel for the island and i would also recommend the series Ocean vet as compulsive viewing.  more »
  • We were a little disappointed as a previous reviewer. The staff were very friendly and talked us around staying but it wasn’t worth it really. The exabition was having some work carried out so in one ...  more »
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  • Great visit for first time visitors to the island, as it shows a great deal of history of Bermuda. Often they have expositions of other ocean related themes.
  • $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.
  • Nice museum with excellent summer camps for kids.
  • Very interesting place. I always learn something knew when I visit.
  • 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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