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Heart's Content Cable Station

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Wonderful Piece of history

This was the site of the first successful transatlantic cable crossing and opened up a new era in... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
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Totally awesome

You look at your smart phone as you walk through this history of a gigantic step forward in... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Catherine C
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 12 December 2018 via mobile

This was the site of the first successful transatlantic cable crossing and opened up a new era in communications. Perfectly preserved exactly as it was when it was an operating station. A real must see destination.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 7 October 2018

You look at your smart phone as you walk through this history of a gigantic step forward in communications and have to be awestruck of what was achieved . Guides are very knowledgeable and ready to answer any and all questions. After leaving the building,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Catherine C
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

The first long telephone cables laid across the ocean from UK to Hearts Content, done with difficulty and perseverance. The exchange amazingly in good order a fascinating record of man's desire to communicate across the planet. Reserve a couple of hours for a visit here.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank fussy011
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

This was a cute town that holds some interesting history. It's amazing to learn about the transatlantic cable that was the start of telegraph communication between North America and Europe. The video was very informative and worth watching. After, it's cool to see the old...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank alisonthegreat
Reviewed 22 June 2018 via mobile

The creation of this transatlantic cable station is comparable to the moon landing. To think that in the 19th century man invented and successfully built the technology to communicate across the ocean when most people still lived on farms without electricity! The history and machinery,...More

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

This was a great look back at how communication across the world began and grew. Interesting to learn how the cable station was such a boon for the area. Would have liked to learn more about how the devices worked and were used, but there...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful written history, educational video. Worth a trip, but laid back staff a little too laid back: could offer more. Glad we went, though.

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank John O
Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

This is a must see for history buffs. The employees there were very informative. We watched a short clip about the area at the time; very informative. A must see.

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank 653billiel
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I visited the Cable Station as my father was born in Heart's Content and I wished to take in some of the history. I was there before 2016 but the experience was excellent.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank bevk521
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Even thought it's closed during the off season. Definintely worth a look, plenty of information on boards around it explaining the landing of the cable.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Peter K
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