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Home of the National Museum of Bermuda, the island’s largest cruise piers, and dozens of shops, restaurants, galleries and attractions, the Royal Naval Dockyard is Bermuda’s most visited tourist attraction. Even if you plan to spend all of your time on Bermuda’s pink sand beaches, try to schedule at least a half day to check it out. Once a working boatyard for the British Royal Navy (its purchase by the Bermudian government in 1953 marked the end of British naval might in the western Atlantic), this bustling west end village has been transformed into a 24-acre pedestrian-friendly park. Simply called "Dockyard" by locals, the area has a place to swim Snorkel Park Beach (www.snorkelparkbeach.com; tel. 441/234-6989); outposts of popular Hamilton shops at the Clocktower Shopping Mall; a mini golf course called Bermuda Fun Golf; a Segway tour operator (www.segway.bm; tel. 441/236-1300); the Bermuda Craft Market and Bermuda Arts Centre; the Neptune Cinema (www.libertytheatre.com; tel. 441/292-7296); and the Bermuda Transport Museum. Like most everything in Bermuda, Dockyard is closed on Good Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day (Dec 26).