BNT Temporary Closure

Dear members, friends, volunteers and supporters,

 
With the safety and health of the community in mind, due to the new Covid-19 government regulations, the Bermuda National Trust offices and museums will be closed until further notice. We have followed government guidelines and have cancelled our spring camps and decided to cancel all of our weekend walking tours in St. George’s during April.
 
As always, we thank you for your support which helps us continue the important work we do in our community. Please visit our website and social media for any updates and contact us with any questions or concerns via email at palmetto@bnt.bm
 
We look forward to seeing all of you soon!

Built Heritage: Skittle Alley, Dockyard

BUILT HERITAGE: March 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust

This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda's endangered historic buildings. 

 

Skittle Alley is a Grade 2 Listed Building yet very few of us know of its existence. It is located on a small island and is connected to the mainland by a footbridge leading from the former residence of the Captain-in-Charge, the most senior officer at the Dockyard. The captain’s residence, known as The Cottage, was built in 1827 for the Naval Storekeeper who in 1837 became the Dockyard Superintendent. When Joseph Balingall retired in 1857 this post was abolished and Captain Frederick Hutton became the first Captain-in-Charge of HM Dockyard.

 

Skittle Alley was built as the bowling alley for Captain John Moresby RN who arrived in April 1878. It was during Moresby’s tenure that the Sailors’ Home, now demolished, was built. It too would boast of a bowling alley. Although Captain Moresby spent only three years in Bermuda, that he was highly respected is clear from the fact that his name survives to this day with Moresby House, built in 1899 for the Officer-in-Charge of Works, and Moresby Plain, the naval recreation and parade ground, today used by the public for large events.

 

Click here to read the newest Built Heritage Article on Skittle Alley!

Capital Improvements at Verdmont Museum

We are excited to announce that our capital project of improvements at Verdmont Museum has officially begun.  

Click here to read the full Press Release

 

Built Heritage: Former Hospital Cottage

BUILT HERITAGE: March 2021 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust

This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda's endangered historic buildings. 

 

Citing the steady increase in the population, the lack of accommodation for those with complicated diseases and needing surgical operations, Dr Eldon Harvey spearheaded a group of his fellow physicians and community leaders and in 1886 lobbied the Governor, Lt Gen Sir Thomas Lionel Gallwey, for a cottage hospital. At the time there only existed two Royal Navy hospitals and the so-called Lunatic Asylum in Devonshire.

 

Click here to read the full article!

FOR RENT: 1.46 acres of arable land, Devonshire, Lot J3 Jubilee Road

The Bermuda National Trust is offering a rare opportunity to lease 1.46 acres of arable land in Devonshire. This land is suitable for grazing cattle and horses.
 
Before submitting a bid, please visit the site. Please drop off completed bid forms to our offices at ‘Waterville’, 2 Pomander Road, Paget, or email them to Myles Darrell at myles@bnt.bm by February, 19th, 2021.
 

Built Heritage: Wantley

BUILT HERITAGE: December 7, 2020 By Linda Abend and Margie Lloyd, Bermuda National Trust

This post is part of a series of architectural articles by the Bermuda National Trust that highlight some of Bermuda's endangered historic buildings. 

Wantley, located on Princess Street, has a rich social history and was built by prominent businessman Samuel David Robinson.  One of the founders of Berkeley Educational Society, Samuel David and five other men met in 1879 at his newly-built home to discuss the feasibility of establishing a school that would become the Berkeley Institute.  The Robinsons were influential family in the then Town of Hamilton.  Younger brother Joseph Henry Robinson built The Emporium on Front Street and lived at the elegant Finsbury on Court Street.

Click here to read the full article on Wantley 

BNT 2021 Calendars

BNT 2021 calendars are available for purchase! This calendar is filled with images of some of the most beautiful aspects of Bermuda.  Each month provides a glimpse of the diverse treasures that fills this 22 square mile paradise.  Photographed and designed by Bermuda photographers Hannah Horsfield.

Calendars cost $10 and can be purchased at Waterville, BNT Museums, Brown & Co, Bermuda Bookstore and more locations.  To purchase a calendar over the phone please call 236-6483 or email palmetto@bnt.bm.  Envelopes are available for mailing overseas.
 
Unfortunately, we have discovered that the alignment of dates for the month of July 2021 are incorrect. The corrected version for the month of July is included below and can be printed to easily replace the page you currently have.
 
If you would like to exchange your calendar, we will have limited quantities available at Waterville after Monday, January 4, 2021.  We do apologize for this oversight and any inconvenience this may have caused. Please do not hesitate to contact us at palmetto@bnt.bm if you have any questions.
 

Click here to download the updated version of July

 

 

2020 Raffle Winners

BNT Leadership Announcement

The Bermuda National Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew Vaucrosson as our new Executive Director, effective November 1.  We are also excited to welcome two more new additions to the teams - Britt Franklin Call our new Director of Development and Engagement and Randolph Joynes our new Property Manager.   Click here to read more about BNT leadership changes

A message from Amanda Outerbridge, Interim Executive Director:
 
Welcome to Andrew Vaucrosson who joins the Trust as our new Executive Director on November 1. The attached announcement, also includes news of our new Director for Development and Engagement, Britt Call, and Property Manager, Randolph Joynes. The professional skills and experience they bring to the Trust are immensely positive for our future.
 
As outgoing interim Executive Director, I'd like to wish them the very best and assure them that they are becoming part of a dynamic team. At the Trust we accomplish what we do because of your support as members, and our whole team's commitment. It's the only way we can continue to be good stewards of Bermuda's built and natural heritage, keeping it safe and accessible "for everyone forever".
 
Thank you for your support over the past months; all of us are needed to get through this together.
 
Amanda Outerbridge
 
Interim Executive Director January-October 2020
Executive Director 1993-2003

Wilkinson Quarry Objection

Wilkinson Quarry Objection | June, 10th 2020

Click the link below to read more the objection regarding the proposed demolition of an unstable mound with a subterranean void in Wilkinson Quarry, Hamilton Parish.

Wilkinson Quarry Cave Objection 

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