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Glad we didn't miss this museum!

This is one of the highlights of our Newfoundland vacation. We spent a good part of an afternoon... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2018
TwoByMotorcycle
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Halifax, Canada
Above and beyond

We arrived after the museum had closed for the season, but at a time when several volunteers were... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
cherylhughes2018
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Eston, Canada
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St Peter's Church Rd | St. Peter's Anglican Parish Hall, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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Reviewed 28 October 2018

This is one of the highlights of our Newfoundland vacation. We spent a good part of an afternoon here. The welcome we received by volunteers at the museum, a former school house, was the first positive. The downstairs consists of story boards and artifacts and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 23 October 2018

We arrived after the museum had closed for the season, but at a time when several volunteers were cleaning the museum for the season. One of the gentlemen offered to show us the process of bulding a boat and explained the differences in the boats....More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Being a woodworker, I found the boat building shop to be very interesting as was the talk provided by the boat builder.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

A large building that was a school is the museum. Arriving at the entrance Chris put us at ease and introduced us to the museum. A cost of $10 entrance fee but have a number of discounts. The display on the lower floor is an...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 19 September 2018

A rainy day led us to look for indoor activities during our stay in Twillingate. Did we ever luck in. The Wooden Boat Museum is a labour of love on the part of many very involved citizens. We learned a great deal through the many...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

It was intriguing to learn about the master boat builders of the area, several of whom were profiles in the displays. Tony, the builder who has built a dory as a demonstration vessel over the summer, was shaping a pair of oars while we were...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 8 September 2018

We had two excellent volunteer guides at the Museum. We learned the history of the place before the cod moratorium and what life was like for the people in the area. The guides lived through the tough years after the cod fishery was closed and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Douglas S
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Having visited another wooden boat museum, we were intrigued to visit this one. The museum is fairly new, and has drawn on the boat-building expertise of local fishermen and boat builders to highlight the different types of watercraft that have been built and used in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank wendy5448
Reviewed 14 August 2018

My sister and I went to the boat museum to get in out of a gale, or we likely would not have visited. We were pleasantly surprised. The museum was quite interesting and is staffed by friendly, engaging, knowledgeable volunteers, who know how to make...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Kathy E
Reviewed 7 August 2018

This is especially interesting to wood-workers as you can watch a master builder building a wooden boat by hand, using the old methods. A guide explains what he is doing, which is very helpful and makes you appreciate what you are seeing. Interesting exhibit on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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