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Prince Edward Island Shellfish Museum

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Very helpful staff

This museum was a bit boring. But the girl who worked there was so helpful. She answered all of our... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2018
Sudbury, Canada
via mobile

This was our midway point on a 2 week road trip. We also attended the Tyne Valley Oyster fest and... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2014
Knoxville, Tennessee
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166 Bideford Rd | Bideford, Ellerslie, Prince Edward Island C0B 1J0, Canada
+1 902-831-3374
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Reviewed 14 September 2018

We were pleasantly surprised by our visit here. The well informed staff were friendly and accomodating. The museum is a treasure for those wishing to learn about all kinds of shellfish, not oysters and mussels alone. And the samples were great. Great rainy day activity...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

This museum was a bit boring. But the girl who worked there was so helpful. She answered all of our questions and brought the displays to life. I wish this museum had more interactive options. The museum only cost $5 for adults

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

The shellfish museum was a bit hard to find at first but just keep driving down to the water and you will find it. I understand it’s been closed for a few years but it opened again in mid June this year. A small location...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank msc_travel2013
Reviewed 21 May 2015

I quaint little interpretation about oysters, clams, mussels etc. Learn about how they are grown in the past right on up to present day techniques. A pleasant location with picnic tables overlooking oyster and mussel growing leases etc. Affordable and only takes less than an...More

Date of experience: May 2015
Thank Pei C
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Enjoyed the great information on the World Famous Malpeque Oyster .This the unique feature of Western PEI and the Oyster coast or north Cape Coastal drive. The Bideford Parsonage Muse is nearby if you are an Anne of Green Gables Fan Author Lucy Maud Montgomery...More

Date of experience: September 2014
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Reviewed 14 September 2014

This was our midway point on a 2 week road trip. We also attended the Tyne Valley Oyster fest and parade. The museum is small, but interesting.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank CajunGrrrl
Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you are expecting a modern museum, you will be disappointed. This is a small building near the water, with a very small 2nd floor (stairs, no elevator). What makes it especially interesting are the women who staff it. They tell you lots about how...More

Date of experience: July 2014
Thank TravelinGal1029
Reviewed 15 November 2013

Though dated (as museums often are), my nephews and I loved it here. The guide was Wendy and she had an entire depth of knowledge and really allowed us to be interactive with displays. We shucked Oysters (well the boys tried, only one succeeded!).

Date of experience: August 2013
Thank puck013
Reviewed 14 August 2013

Hate to agree with one of the reviews below, but indeed, this "museum" is not worth it. Exhibits are old, place is tired-looking, and staff really don't know much at all.

Date of experience: September 2012
Thank Doctor F
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We did not intend to stop at the Museum. We just found it by chance. Our host was so knowledgeable and only $5 for the tour. Very interesting!

Date of experience: July 2013
Thank MarkP600
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