We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marconi National Historic Site of Canada

Review Highlights
Great for history buffs or people with an interest in radio communications

I enjoyed the Marconi Historic Site. It is small and in some respects there isn't a huge amount to... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2018
jamesmK7272TY
Get Connected to History!

I agree with others that it's important for Parks Canada to continue to operate small facilities... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2018
PamAJ
,
Nashua, New Hampshire
Read all 64 reviews
33
All photos (33)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent17%
  • Very good39%
  • Average34%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
-5°
Dec
-2°
-9°
Jan
-3°
-10°
Feb
Contact
Table Head on Timmerman Street., Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
Website
+1 902-842-2530
Call
Improve This Listing
Reviews (64)
Filter reviews
62 results
Traveller rating
11
23
21
4
3
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
11
23
21
4
3
Show reviews that mention
All reviews small museum morse code worth a short visit concrete base radio communication interesting facts wireless transmission tower model telegraph canada telecommunications text role learning ocean sydney
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 62 reviews
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Having read the biography on Marconi and loved the story and history of his feverish work to make transatlantic communication possible, I was more than pumped to view where this took place. I could picture the cliffs and the cables and the zaps of electricity...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ScottyS29
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

I had read a book earlier this year that was mostly about Marconi and his race to prove his method for long distance wireless. Was looking forward to seeing the site even though I knew the indoor exhibit wasn’t open. I was very disappointed to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank hansonkg
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I enjoyed the Marconi Historic Site. It is small and in some respects there isn't a huge amount to see but I am glad we visited. We had our 11-year old in tow and he didn't complain about the time spent there. Marconi's story offers...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank jamesmK7272TY
Reviewed 12 August 2018

I agree with others that it's important for Parks Canada to continue to operate small facilities like this one that hold historical significance. My family and I not only learned more about Marconi, but also learned more about radio operations and Morse code thanks to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank PamAJ
Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a small exhibit and it is free to see it. It is very well done and it surprised me to find out the obstacles Mr Marconi had to overcome. It did not take long to go through the building but it is worthwhile...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan P
Reviewed 18 July 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank SkipJAtlanta
Reviewed 11 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank LindaLou1954
Reviewed 10 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank SCruzer
Reviewed 26 June 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank skwhite7
Reviewed 24 June 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Chuck B
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 nearby hotels
Spanish Bay Inn and Suites
101 reviews
20.44 km away
Holiday Inn Sydney Waterfront
454 reviews
20.51 km away
Cambridge Suites - Sydney
1,568 reviews
20.58 km away
Hampton Inn by Hilton Sydney
1,241 reviews
20.99 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 458 nearby restaurants
Miners Village Restaurant
162 reviews
2.21 km away
Colette's Family Restaurant
123 reviews
2.90 km away
The Glace Bay Chip Wagon
40 reviews
2.05 km away
Talo Cafebar
69 reviews
1.78 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 361 nearby attractions
Cape Breton Miners' Museum
462 reviews
2.21 km away
Dominion Beach Provincial Park
11 reviews
6.08 km away
Glace Bay Heritage Museum
6 reviews
1.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Marconi National Historic Site of Canada staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines