What We Do
Last Updated: Thursday, 22 August 2019 14:26
The Bermuda National Trust was established in 1970 to preserve natural, architectural and historic treasures and to encourage public appreciation of them. We aim to ensure that Bermuda’s unique heritage remains protected for future generations. Our forerunner was the Bermuda Historical Monuments Trust, working in conservation from 1937 to 1970.
In the Trust’s care are 82 properties, covering some 277 acres and representing much of the best of Bermuda’s heritage – an incredible variety of traditional houses, nature reserves, islands, gardens, cemeteries, farmland and coastline. The Trust’s historic homes display an outstanding collection of artefacts made or owned by Bermudians, including cedar furniture, silver, maps and paintings, all contributing to the intriguing story of our island’s development. We are also a leading advocate for Bermuda’s natural and cultural heritage on a national level.
The Trust’s programmes and activities are focused in the key areas of Preservation, Education and Advocacy. Our education programme is most important and focuses on encouraging appreciation of our unique culture and history. Over 3,000 children participate annually in our curriculum-linked school programme. Additionally we offer teacher training workshops and holiday camp programmes.