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Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Open today: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Good history of the Tuna tournaments of past years.

The museum shows the popularity of the large Tuna industry and the huge annual tournament that was... read more

Reviewed 16 January 2019
Chris B
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Small, but lots of good info

In the 1930's, Wedgeport was the "tuna fishing capital of the world". - People, including... read more

Reviewed 5 August 2018
Alison L S
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Springfield, Massachusetts
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57 Tuna Wharf Road Highway 334 | Lower Wedgeport, Wedgeport, Nova Scotia B0W 2B0, Canada
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Reviewed 16 January 2019 via mobile

The museum shows the popularity of the large Tuna industry and the huge annual tournament that was held.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed 5 August 2018

In the 1930's, Wedgeport was the "tuna fishing capital of the world". - People, including Hemingway, FDR, movie celebrities, etc. came from all over the world to catch the giant bluefin tuna (up to 1500 pounds). The museum has lots of informative panels and photos...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Alison L S
Reviewed 24 July 2018

A very small museum but there was a lot of interesting displays and artifacts, unfortunately, however, the student tour guide I had did not seem to be very knowledgeable about many of them. Other guides with other groups seemed very knowledgeable so I guess it...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 590marlat
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This museum is really fascinating. It is quite small, but packed with so much great information and artifacts that I could spend ages there. My 6 year old enjoys the huge lobsters and my 10 year old likes the old photos of the fishermen. It...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank uktraveller713
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Great photos and artifacts. The record blue fin tuna caught in waters not far from Brador Lake is pictured there. That was one big tuna. You'll have to visit to find out how much it weighs. Very informative and a nice gift shop crafts made...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 9 July 2016

Wed Night Dinner was great we has a wonderful time on the wharf having a great boiled Lobster and a trip to the museum.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Reviewed 19 July 2015

Wedgeport is a small Acadian fishing village in SW Nova Scotia that for many years hosted an international tuna fishing derby. The museum records that history. Your tour guide is a young local, well versed in who came (a whose who of New York industrialists),...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Judi09
Reviewed 18 June 2015

I loved the history of Wedgeport and the tuna fishing history of the place. Sure wish is was still happening like the old days.

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank PattyJensen
Reviewed 6 November 2014

A visit to the Wedgeport Tuna Museum is a must for anyone interested in fishing- it's history, evolution and the tuna trade.

Date of experience: August 2014
Thank Lorelei M
Reviewed 12 September 2014

I really liked this museum. The curator did an excellent job explaining the history of the sport in N.S. & had some wonderful displays, including some world record tuna.

Date of experience: September 2014
Thank jtq111
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