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Basin Head Fisheries Museum

Basin Head Road, Souris, Prince Edward Island C0A 2B0, Canada
+1 902-357-7233
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wonderful regional museum

do not miss the wonderful regional museum which is right at the wonderful singing sands beach we... read more

Reviewed 27 February 2017
Ed E
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Newmarket, Canada
A great character museum not to be missed while in the area.

What a super collaborative of information and displays! We are not from Eastern Canada, and found... read more

Reviewed 18 October 2016
muchmusic
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Victoria, Canada
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Basin Head Road, Souris, Prince Edward Island C0A 2B0, Canada
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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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Thank peiseaglassstore
Reviewed 23 July 2015

Learn more about the fishing industry on PEI. Lots of artifacts, such as fishing floats, different kinds of fishing craft, displays showing different kinds of fish, an old lighhouse lens, seashells, dioramas, whale bones, description of the tuna canning industry.

Thank USFmom
Reviewed 14 August 2014

We were rather disappointed in the lack of info at this museum. It was mostly displays without much description or history at all. The (many) teen girls manning the office were not engaging at all - they were talking amongst themselves - who knows if...More

Thank Colhills
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