Built circa 1725 by John Trimingham II, Waterville is one of Bermuda’s oldest houses. It remained the property of the Trimingham family until the 1960’s when it was acquired by the Bermuda National Trust. It is now their headquarters and administrative offices.
Originally the Trimingham family built and docked ships here. The upper floor was used as living space, with the ground floor being used for storing cargo and shipping equipment. In 1842 James Harvey Trimingham opened a store here before moving it to Front Street. Trimingham’s was once of Bermuda’s biggest and best known department stores but has now closed.
The dining and drawing rooms of the house and the gardens are open to the general public and admission is free. The rooms contain a collection of antique furnishings; many donated by the Trimingham family. Countless beautiful roses can be found in the grounds, along with a bunch of ducks and a tamarind tree as old as the house (well what’s left of it after Hurricane Fabian).
Tourist attractions and things to do near Waterville include:
- Johnny Barnes (0.1 miles) - A Bermudian legend
- Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute (0.2 miles) - The BUEI's purpose is to enhance our understanding of the mysteries of the ocean
- Arboretum (0.4 miles) - Park with collection of trees and shrubs from around the world
- Fort Hamilton (0.4 miles) - Offers spectacular views of Hamilton
- Masterworks Museum of Bermuda Art (0.5 miles) - Art gallery of the Masterworks Foundation
Restaurants and places to eat and drink near Waterville include:
- Harbourfront Restaurant (0.2 miles) - Restaurant at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute. Offers a sushi and tempura bar. Stunning views of Hamilton Harbour.
Map showing location of Waterville.
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2 Pomander Road