Welcome to the Bermuda National Trust


 

The Bermuda National Trust cares for 277 acres comprised of 82 properties that represent much of the best of Bermuda’s heritage – a variety of traditional historic houses, islands, gardens, cemeteries, nature reserves and coastline. In addition, three museums display an outstanding collection of artefacts owned and made by Bermudians, and tell the intriguing story of the island’s development.

The Trust has a strong education programme, focused on encouraging appreciation of our built and natural heritage and what it means to our future. 

Our mission:

To protect and promote Bermuda’s unique natural and cultural heritage forever, by:

- acquiring and conserving land, buildings and artefacts;

- inspiring appreciation and stewardship through advocacy, research, education and participation

 

 For Everyone, Forever

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Trust News


BNT Historic Scavenger Hunt: ‘Winter, Wonder, Win!’ 

Visit BNT properties Spittal Pond and Verdmont to find the answers to our very first week of ‘Winter, Wonder, Win!’ – our historic scavenger hunt!   Submit correct answers to palmetto@bnt.bm or drop them off to BNT headquarters at Waterville located on 2 Pomander Road, Paget. Five correct answers per week will enter you to win a prize of a yearly family membership, plus a private tour with our Trust Conversation Officer or Museums Manager at a nature reserve or museum of your choice.   This will run from Monday, November 23rd until Monday, December 14th. The deadline for each weekly submission is the following Monday at 9am. 
The deadline for week one submissions is on Monday, November 30th. 

Winter, Wonder, Win: Week 1 Questions.pdf 

Winter, Wonder Win: Week 1 Questions Word doc  

 

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BNT Holliday Flyer

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BNT Holiday Programmes Flyer.pdf

Christmas Crafts Camp

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December 22nd Camp is full!

 2020 Christmas Crafts Form

 

BNT 2021 Calendars

BNT 2021 Calendars are now 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 Bermudian photographers Hannah Horsfield.

Calendars cost $10 and are available for purchase at Waterville, BNT Museums, Brown & Co, Bermuda Bookstore, and more locations.

To purchase your calendar over the phone please call 236-6483 or email palmetto@bnt.bm for more information.  Envelopes are available for mailing overseas.

 

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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
 
 

Christmas Walkabout Cancelation Notice

With the safety and health of the community in mind, the Bermuda National Trust has made the difficult decision not to host the much-loved Christmas Walkabout this year.  Traditionally, the Christmas Walkabout represents the launch of the holiday season for many.

While we are sad not to celebrate with the thousands of you who head to St. George’s on the first Friday in December every year, we will make sure the festive season includes some of the popular elements of the Walkabout. We look forward to welcoming visitors to Tucker House and The Globe for exclusive Christmas tours and to Waterville for our Holiday Pop-Up in December.

The Walkabout has been a traditional highlight for visitors and residents – as well as the St. George’s community. We encourage our members and supporters to visit the old town, and enjoy what it has to offer in December.  

 

Raffle Tickets for Sale!

Raffle tickets are here, so be sure to pick your lucky numbers. Prizes this year are focused on the great outdoors and our environment. The prizes are outstanding – topped by a set of eight solar panels, fully installed by BESolar. That is a $12,000 value and potential monthly savings of almost $100. Talking of savings, Lindo’s has generously contributed another $100 per month to the lucky winner – a $1,200 grocery voucher. Belco’s $1,000 power voucher offers another welcome contribution to household spending. Thank you to all our generous donors.

Tickets are available for purchase from Waterville, ScooterMart, Frameworks, BESolar, and every Saturday morning at Windy Bank Farm and Saturday afternoons at Aberfeldy Nurseries.

If it’s easier, call us at 236-6483, and we can assist you in purchasing over the phone.

Raffle tickets are $35.  Draw: Monday, December 7th.

The BNT Raffle is one of the Trusts most significant fundraising events and we need your help!  If you are interested in volunteering to sell raffle tickets, please email palmetto@bnt.bm.

List of Prizes

Click here to Volunteer

 

Guided Tours

Currently, BNT historic properties are open to the public for guided tours only, with our Museums Manager Anna Ridgeway. We have three fascinating guided tours to choose from on various dates.  Read below for more information and to book your tour today!  If you have any issues signing up, please call 236-6483 or email palmetto@bnt.bm 

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   Click below to sign up for the following dates for November:

Saturday, November 28th, 2020

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Click below to sign up for the following dates for November:

Sunday, November 29th, 2020

 

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Click below to sign up for the following dates for November:

Sunday, November 29th, 2020


 

Museums

In the National Trust’s care are 70 properties, covering 250 acres and representing much of the best of Bermuda’s heritage. Learn more about Bermuda's unique architectural...

Town of St. George

For residents and visitors alike, St. George’s is a “must see” on your list of things to do in Bermuda. Founded in 1612, the Town of St. George's has the distinction of being the oldest...

Photo Gallery

Nothing compares to Bermuda's beautiful architecture and nature reserves. Explore the different properties, houses, reserves and events of the Bermuda National Trust.

Gift Membership

Purchase a gift membership (Membership begins/ends October 1st). Show you care by giving a Bermuda National Trust Membership. It's a great gift idea for birthdays, retirement...

For Teachers

The National Trust's nature reserves and historical homes offer unique learning experiences outside of the classroom. To make it easier for you to use these venues...

Volunteer

The Bermuda National Trust relies heavily on volunteers – in fact, we could not operate without them! We run a series of volunteer programmes and are always looking for new recruits.

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