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King's Wharf Attractions
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King's Wharf at the Royal Naval Dockyard is where the largest cruise ships dock since the port facilities at Hamilton and St. George's cannot accommodate the mega-liners.

King's Wharf is at the wrong end of the island for easy access to many Bermuda attrtactions. However, the dockyard complex has been redeveloped to include shops, restaurants and other popular attractions such as Dolphin Quest, the Children’s Museum and of course Bermuda’s largest fort, the Bermuda Maritime Museum.

During the summer, on Wednesdays, the Gumba tours offer  "mostly true" about the island. Also in summer, some cruise lines offer special outdoor  programs including music by local musicians when their ships are in port.   

Bermuda Maritime Museum
The maraitime Museum is located within the Keep, a 6-acre fortress at the edge of the Dockyard. The admission fee includes 8 historic buildings including the old munitions warehouses, the restored Commissioner's House, the world’s first prefabricated cast and wrought iron house; and the popular Dolphin Quest. (See below)

Open: Daily (except closed Christmas Day) from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Last admission  4 pm. Admission: $10 adults, $8 senior citizens, $5 children 5-15 yrs. Family rates available. Group rates for 10 or more by arrangement. Admission good for re-entry on same day.

The Keep, Royal Naval Dockyard
Ireland Island
Phone: 441-234-1418
Hours: 9:30 am-4:30 pm daily, except Christmas Day.

Bermuda Maritime Museum
Royal Naval Dockyard
Ireland Island, Sandys
Phone: 441-234-1418
Email: marmuse@logic.bm

The Commissioner’s House was the worlds first prefabricated cast iron house, now restored. Exhibitions include the Bermuda Slavery Exhibit, one about the local Portuguese community and other displays highlighting Bermuda’s maritime history.

Coin Exhibition
The Bank of Bermuda
Royal Naval Dockyard

The Bank of Bermuda coin exhibit may be seen in the Commissioner’s House of the Bermuda Maritime Museum.
Open: Daily 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Last Admission 4 pm. Closed: Christmas Day.

Dolphin Quest
Bermuda Maritime Museum
Royal Naval Dockyard
Phone: 441-234-4464
Fax: 441-234-4992

Educational and interactive programs with dolphins for adults and children 3 years and older. Gift Shop “Dolphin Deck." Office hours: Daily 9 am-5 pm, all year. Admission: Ask about offered programs and prices.  

Dockyard Glassworks & the Bermuda Rum Cake Company
One Maritime Lane
Building 19
Phone: 441-234-4216
Fax: 441-234-3813
E-mail: mail@dockglass.com

Hot glass studio and working micro bakery. Glassblowing and flame working demonstrations daily. Custom orders taken. Hours: 9 am to 6 pm daily; 8 am to10 pm when cruise ships are in port. Admission: Free.

Bermuda Craft Market
The Cooperage, Royal Naval Dockyard
Phone: 441-234-3208
Fax: 441-234-3327
E-mail: bdacraftmkt@northrock.bm

The craft marker has Bermuda’s most extensive craft outlet. More than 60 artists ready to show items such as candles, Bermudian cedar work, ceramics, jewelry, fabric art, painted glassware, three-dimensional decoupage, needlework canvas, Christmas ornaments and quilts.
Hours: 9:30 am-6 pm daily from May to October; 10:30 am to 5 pm daily from November to March. Admission: Free.

Bermuda Clayworks
7 Camber Road, Royal Naval Dockyard
Phone: 441-234-5116
Fax: 441-234-3136
E-mail: clayworks@ibl.bm

Gallery and Paint-Your-Own Studio where visitors can purchase bisque ware and paint their own pot from as low as $7.50. Special birthday party ceramic paintings for children.
Hours: 9 am to 6 pm daily from April to October; 9 am t0 5 pm daily from November to March. Admission: Free.  

Bermuda Arts Centre at Dockyard
Royal Naval Dockyard
Phone: 441-234-2809
Fax: 441-234-0504
E-mail: artcentre@ibl.bm

Exhibits of original artwork by local artists.  The exhibits change every 6 weeks. Hours:10 am-5 pm daily. Admission: Free.

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