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. 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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  • August 14, 2017
    Some interesting exhibits on the American cup, underwater exploration, and artifacts from shipwrecks. We walked to it from the ferry area at front street. It's about. 25 min walk from there. You can p...  more »
  • August 8, 2017
    I have been visiting the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute since its opening. A learning experience to value. Very innovative. A visit will include the history of diving bells and their scienti...  more »
  • July 29, 2017
    We bought a membership at BUEI when we moved here ten months ago. We have visited BUEI at least six times so far. We are senior (old) missionaries for our church and we have young missionaries who sta...  more »
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  • November 4, 2016
    $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.
  • March 16, 2017
    Nice museum with excellent summer camps for kids.
  • December 24, 2016
    Very interesting place. I always learn something knew when I visit.
  • November 5, 2016
    Good educational visit for kids.
  • November 21, 2015
    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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