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Basin Head Fisheries Museum

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A little gem, don't miss it.

If you want to learn a bit about the lives of the fishermen on Prince Edward Island this is a great... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2017
Robert F
Quebec, Canada
Worth the visit

The locals are really proud the fishing heritage it doesn't take much to get them going on the... read more

Reviewed 23 July 2016
Oli G
via mobile
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Basin Head Road, Souris, Prince Edward Island C0A 2B0, Canada
+1 902-357-7233
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Reviewed 18 September 2017

If you want to learn a bit about the lives of the fishermen on Prince Edward Island this is a great place to start. The Basin Head Fisheries Museum is a little gem, lots of local charm and effort. Our hostess as we walked through...More

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Reviewed 11 July 2017 via mobile

We went on a free Friday - every Friday in July and August 2017 it is free. I was glad to not have paid as I'm not that interested in fishing. However the exhibits are well done and their new wax figures are incredibly life...More

1  Thank jlasn
Reviewed 27 February 2017

do not miss the wonderful regional museum which is right at the wonderful singing sands beach we went for the beach and came across the museum very knowledgeable super friendly staff and if you are interested in the sea, local culture, history an absolutely charming...More

1  Thank Ed E
Reviewed 18 October 2016

What a super collaborative of information and displays! We are not from Eastern Canada, and found that Basin Head Fisheries Museum was a wealth of information regarding historical methods, fishing gears, kinds of fish, and historical events. Surely not to be missed if you love...More

1  Thank muchmusic
Reviewed 27 July 2016

We stopped here during a road trip around the island. It is a small museum with several floors of displays. The focus is on the wildlife and fishing industry of the area. Well done displays that would keep kids interested as well as educating adults....More

1  Thank Barbara F
Reviewed 23 July 2016

While the family was changing, I decided to walk in and check out the museum. The A-frame sign said FREE, but donations welcome... A friendly woman greeted me and answered my questions about some of the wildlife displayed near the entrance... As I proceeded, she...More

2  Thank One-Mad-Tourist
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

The locals are really proud the fishing heritage it doesn't take much to get them going on the topic. The receptionist/ curator knew her history very well, it was a nice visit.

1  Thank Oli G
Reviewed 19 July 2016

This is a very nice museum. There are lots of interesting artifacts and exhibits that explain the PEI fishing industry. We recommend that you accept the offer of a free tour guide as we did. When we finished the museum tour we went to the...More

1  Thank Diane C
Reviewed 4 July 2016

There are many artifacts here. Some of the displays are a little cheesy but a good effort. I would like more interpretive information to explain what the pieces are and how they were used, stories of fishing history, triumphs, tragedies, evolution of laws and regulations...More

1  Thank SueBC67
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

You can learn a lot about fishing here also it has a beautiful beach you can attend the gift shop is wonderful great place to take your kids to the day

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