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Address: Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-468-1493

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Provided a good description of the landing by John Cabot. Interesting how he ended up getting the charter from Henry.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 September 2016
Calgary, Canada
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Omemee, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This site was not mentioned in our tour book, but it was definitely worth the visit. This site explains the life and adventures of John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto). The replica of The Matthew was impressive. It was built for the 500th anniversary of its landing in America. I appreciate the fact that he is called John Cabot because no one,... More 

Thank Julie H
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

I love how they made it seem so lifelike with the people and animals portrayed on this ship. Very well done

Thank WSawicz
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We visited on our trip around NF and stippped by after our visit to the lighthouse. The ship is impressive for its small size and how it must have been difficult dealing with the North Atlantic when John Cabot came and claimed the land for England. He was Italian (like Columbus) but John Cabot is what we learned in school... More 

Thank Hud B
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

The issue here is misinformation-- NL Guidebook stated the interpretation centre was open to the end of September. Locals heard that it was closing for the season on the 24th. We arrived on the 21st, but it had just closed for the season. No amount of begging at the door or on the phone could get us in for a... More 

Thank mijoOntario
Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

This museum houses a wonderful experience of what the voyage of John Cabot was like in this replica of his ship. The replica is an amazing tribute to seafaring life of the late 15th century. Well worth a visit as the staff are so very knowledgeable.

Thank Pat L
Vernon, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

visited last day of season and the ship was in storage shed for winter. informative display but hard to get much detail walking on replica ship

Thank David S
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Provided a good description of the landing by John Cabot. Interesting how he ended up getting the charter from Henry.

Thank eej1212
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Self guided tour in an interesting building. Story told on info boards through the eyes of a child on board. Tour finishes with walking on to the ship which is a replica and has actually sailed.

Thank guglil
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

We found this museum while in Bonavista. There is a history of the ship told from the point of one the people on the ship. It is fascinating to learn about the boat and the voyage. There is also a scaled replica of the boat you can go on. It would be great if you could go on the upper... More 

Thank Jennifer S
Sudbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Pleasant surprise...a must see museum that is self guided. The history behind the ship is quite interesting. The work done on the replica is amazing!

Thank Travel-lady055

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