Royal Naval Dockyard, Sandys Parish

Wander the historic and now decommissioned Royal Naval Dockyard. After many years falling into ruin, the refurbished dockyard now serves as a popular stop on cruises, housing a mall, artisan shops, and Bermuda's maritime museum. Peruse the variety of wares being sold and pick out a perfect souvenir, then head to the museum and explore the interesting naval history of the base, through artifacts and informative displays. You can swim with dolphins at Dolphin Quest, also contained within the dockyard. To visit Royal Naval Dockyard on your holiday in Sandys Parish, and find out what else Sandys Parish has to offer, use our Sandys Parish driving holiday planner .
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  • Super interesting history of Bermuda. Loved it! Really interesting displays. It’s really all about the last 300 years in Bermuda, not about the British Navy. Plan on a couple of hours. It closes at 5.  more »
  • There is nothing here, an old fort which is a bit interesting and the America's Cup Yacht, but that is hoisted 30 feet in the air so it is hard to really see it. Shops typical of any Caribbean port.  more »
  • Tucked next to dockyard mall this surprise new attraction is building a following. We stumbled on it and enjoyed talking with the young - yet knowledgable - fellow at the front desk. Great collection ...  more »
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  • The yard: You can rent a scooter or swim with the dolphins or take a trip to the mini golf area for a good time. It's a great place to catch a bite to eat and watch ships or people all day during the tourist season. Cute shopping areas where you can grab tourist items or watch glass blowing. There is also an incredible set of artists in the area doing pottery, paintings and I think jewelry? Don't miss the black kitty in the art area across from the museum. The museum: This is a must see for history buffs. Upon entry look up and you'll discover 400 year old stalactites growing into the rock used to create the building. Tour inside to see old boats, a beautiful large clock, remnants of the past and cannons. Watch your step while touring the upper grassy plains to the main house where a local artist spent 3 years painting Bermuda's history in a must-see 2 story mural. I say watch your step because a few animals roam the property and you could easily step in their doing if not careful. You could spend up to 4 hours here easily just reading plaques and exploring the vast museum.
  • Very nice and lots to see. They did a nice build out for the 2017 America's Cup. Impressed with the change in my last visit of 2014. Nice to be able get off your cruise ship and start enjoying Bermuda right away. Great on the short day of your trip. Nice you can look around and go back for lunch or dinner on your ship. More boats to take a nice quick trip right at the dock. Bonefish restaurant is nice but pricey.
  • Lots to do in this small area. When arriving on a ship it's easy to get off the ship and walk around and stay in the air in case you're afraid of getting left. Plenty of things to do from shopping, drinking, historical exploring. Lots of Cavs and other means of transportation around the island if wanted. Very accessible.
  • This place is actually very boring. Everything is extremely high priced (as to be expected in Bermuda.) It is beautiful, and the panoramic view of the water and the islands are gorgeous. But there is not much to do other than eat at a few overpriced restaurants or indulge in alcohol and beer at a local brewery. Would NOT recommend as a "have-to-go" destination to anyone.
  • This place was awesome, open concept- meaning you can walk anywhere without getting yelled at! It was really great seeing the old limestone walls and envisioning the fully functioning port back in the day. Plenty of old architecture and pathways to keep your imagination rolling and your legs movings.
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