National Museum of Bermuda is a non-government, not-for-profit Bermuda Registered Charity (No. 136). The Museum’s operations, projects and programmes are funded by generous private and corporate donations and income from admissions, membership dues, and facilities rentals.

The Museum is governed by a Board of Trustees, who are responsible for the general management and control of the Museum and the appointment of the Executive Director. The Board’s responsibilities include:

  • The Museum’s well-being and function in the community
  • Establishment of basic policies and objectives
  • Solicitation of funds
  • Approval of annual budget and major projects

Board of Trustees

James Hallett, Chairman
Rees Fletcher, Vice Chairman
Charles Thresh, Treasurer
James Watlington, Secretary

Philip Akeroyd
Jens Alers
Robert Blee
Dr. Douglas De Couto
Andrew Dias
Dr. Janet Ferguson
Pamela Ferreira
Michael Grayston
Michael Maguire
Dr. Clarence Maxwell
Edwin Mortimer
Isabelle Ramsay-Brackstone
Robert Steinhoff
Neil Stempel
Sharon Vesey
Col. Sumner Waters

The American Friends of the National Museum of Bermuda, Inc.

The American Friends of the National Museum of Bermuda, initially called the Friends of the Bermuda Maritime Museum, was established in 1982 and incorporated in the State of Delaware as a 501(c)(3) organisation. Its purpose is to raise funds for approved capital projects and accept other donations for the National Museum, other maritime museums and Sea Scout organisations in the region. Donations are generally tax deductible for those subject to US income taxation. It usually meets twice a year in Bermuda and on other occasions in the United States. Most of its Directors are Americans who have strong connections with Bermuda.
Tel: +1 441 234 1333

Friends of the National Museum of Bermuda (UK)

The Friends of the National Museum of Bermuda (UK), (formerly The Bermuda Maritime Museum Trust) was established in London in 1985 and has charitable status under UK law. Its purpose is to assist in the raising of funds for approved capital projects and to accept grants in support of the work of the National Museum of Bermuda. The majority of its Trustees are residents of the UK who have a long-term interest in Bermuda and the preservation of its heritage. It meets at least once a year in London with the Executive Director and other Trustees.
Tel: +1 441 234 1333