The Royal Naval Dockyard, built starting in 1809, remained a major Atlantic outpost for the British Royal Navy until 1951, when most of the facility was closed. A limited number of buildings and facilities remained opened for the support of British and NATO ships until complete closure in 1995.
Upon return from our sightseeing in Hamilton, we entered the old Keep to begin a self-guided tour of the Maritime Museum. Scattered around the grounds are ship's propellars, anchors, and other maritime artifacts.
The cannons, which have been silent for years, still point out into the harbor as if they are still standing guard.
Snorkel Park is a new attraction at the Royal Naval Dockyards. It can be seen from the Keep as you walk through the grounds. While it is convenient to the ship, I'd probably select Horseshoe Bay or one of the other popular beaches instead of this one.
Make sure to visit the actual museum building in the center of the Keep to see various displays. For more pictures, see our Dockyards Photo Album. There are still more Bermuda attractions for me to discuss, so come back and visit again for more updates.