THE MORAY EEL
Ireland Island, Bermuda - 2014
National Museum of Bermuda
The National Museum of Bermuda is located within the grounds of the Keep Fort of the old Royal Naval Dockyard, overlooking the beautiful sea. Visitors to the museum can explore the maritime and island history of Bermuda. To make the site even more appealing to families, it was decided to create an adventurous playground. It consists of two main elements - the lighthouse and the green moray eel. The lighthouse represents the historical aspect of the museum as it is a replica of St. David’s Lighthouse from 1879, located on St. David’s Island, overlooking the South Shore. The well-known ancient lighthouse is a landmark on Bermuda’s east coast. The green moray eel represents the maritime aspect of the museum as the eel is found in the surrounding water and is known for its characteristic, intense color and scary big open mouth.
The construction of the moray eel is long and narrow and is an intriguing feature to climb into.
The iconic, bright green eel is an eye-catching feature by the museum.
Next to the moray eel and the lighthouse, the younger kids can play in the fortress-shaped sandbox. The sandbox even includes details like small canons and a barrel.
Watch out you don't get swallowed up by the big eel!