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Marconi National Historic Site of Canada

Table Head on Timmerman Street., Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-842-2530
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Nothing much to see

I guess if you are a history buff with a deep interest in communications this might be interesting... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SkipJAtlanta
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Atlanta
History was made here

Marconi was the father of wireless radio communication and this is the site where his years of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LindaLou1954
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Duncan, Canada
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Table Head on Timmerman Street., Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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"small museum"
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"worth a short visit"
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"concrete base"
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"interesting facts"
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"wireless transmission"
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"transatlantic"
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"foundation"
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"canada"
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"telegraph"
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"bay"
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"signal"
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Reviewed yesterday

I guess if you are a history buff with a deep interest in communications this might be interesting. But its chiefly a number of informational displays about Marconi. There is a large model showing what the site resembled when the first transmission was made, but...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Marconi was the father of wireless radio communication and this is the site where his years of experiments led to success. Great little museum with clear displays, an interesting video, and some hands on learning of morse code. Well worth visiting.

Thank LindaLou1954
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little historic site with museum and park setting on the Glace Bay coast. Very educational and interesting displays. A great free experience for the whole family.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you have an interest in the history of telecommunications or took a class in electrical engineering, this is a place to check out. This small museum in Glace Bay highlights the important work in telecommunications through several small displays. The concrete base of one...More

Thank skwhite7
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We got there in the second half of June. The place was not in full swing to say the least. Walked around the grounds read that talk about so long to Trail and learned some things about Marconi and this place. It would seem that...More

Thank Chuck B
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Reviewed 1 November 2017

Check the operating dates. They seem to be few. Hence we arrived when it was closed. The view of the sea is good.

Thank W J K
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We enjoyed the trail that the Marconi National Site of Canada had established for people like us. We saw some rare birds flying above our heads. We had some great views from there. The telegraph was still visibly attached on the roof. Everything was well...More

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Interesting to see where history was made. The building was closed as it was after the season, but the surroundings were quite beautiful and really worth the short detour.

Thank Carl G
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Worth the short trip from Sydney or North Sydney areas. This is a historic site as it relates to world communications. Being there causes one to think about history and the important role this area played. Do check their operating hours as it is a...More

Thank gold-vintner
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Reviewed 11 September 2017

This is a nice bit of history of Italian Marconi's wireless transmission. It was informative and there were things that I did not know about the location. The museum is located just behind where the tower was built (not much to see outside but the...More

Thank Karen M
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