Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour

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Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour

Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour
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Speciality Museums • Mines
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
About
Closed for the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Opening May 2021. Group and Off Season Tours can be booked in April, 2021. This “Cultural Tourism Award” winner is a 20 minute ferry ride from scenic Portugal Cove. When you arrive, the #2 Underground Mine Tour & Museum is a 5 minute car ride from the ferry dock. At our facility you will be greeted by local tour guides who will share our history and tell you amazing stories about our forefathers. You'll be inspired by tales of these hard working Bell Islanders who risked their lives to supply the world markets with precious iron ore and were instrumental in contributing to the economic stability of the province of Newfoundland Labrador in the early 1900's. Our experience includes a walking tour that goes down into the #2 Mine to 650 feet on a 10 degree slope. Wear a jacket or warm sweater, it is 6 degrees. After your tour, sit and enjoy a cup of our own Miners' Blend Coffee with a treat in our newly renovated Mug Up Coffee Shop.
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1-2 hours
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Barb K
1 contribution
May 2022 • Business
Fantastic tour with our guide Brian, so much history and presented in such a wonderful manner. We had a group of international students who thoroughly enjoyed the experience
Written May 7, 2022
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Surahman
Samarinda, Indonesia9 contributions
Jun. 2019
Bell island is separated with Newfoundland island but very close. You can reach this island by tour travel agent from Downtown the city of St. John's. the ferry will bring you cross the bay to Bell island. Explore your mine tour and going to the deep of the earth bellow the sea level of Bell island, The community museum was iron mine that operated since before World War I and continues to World War II
Written May 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. wish to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience while visiting the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with our very knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to welcoming you again should you visit this community surrounded by incredible vistas! Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on beautiful Bell Island!
Written June 16, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

jaytee4349
Ontario42 contributions
Aug. 2019
Tour of the mine was absolutely fabulous with detailed information about the mine when it was open and we learned a lot. What an experience that no one should miss. Very interesting and price was not very expensive, but well worth every cent.
Written February 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. wish to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience while visiting the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with our very knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to welcoming you again should you visit this community surrounded by incredible vistas! Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on beautiful Bell Island!
Written February 29, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mary C
Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada32 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Friends
We had an amazing experience. So much of the history of the little island in one little visit
You'll be amazed.
Written November 7, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. wish to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience while visiting the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with our very knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to welcoming you again should you visit this community surrounded by incredible vistas! Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on beautiful Bell Island!
Written November 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

dhait2017
West Oneonta, NY3 contributions
Aug. 2019
Everyone at the Museum was wonderful! Bonnie was unbelievably kind to my mother who was celebrating her 80th birthday by returning home to the island that she left when she was 16. Bonnie shared personal connections with the mine. The others in the museum were also eager to share their experiences of island life. My family thoroughly enjoyed our time on Bell Island!
Written October 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the to the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with our knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to seeing you again should you visit this wonderful gem in Conception Bay. Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on historic Bell Island!
Written November 10, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JLA
1 contribution
Sep. 2019
This was well worth the time. The museum is very interesting, the tour guide was excellent. He added many personal stories from his father's and grandfathers' time in the mine. Incredibly interesting to learn how the mine worked.
Written October 17, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the to the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with our knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to seeing you again should you visit this wonderful gem in Conception Bay. Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on historic Bell Island!
Written October 19, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Dorothy C
21 contributions
Jul. 2019 • Family
The history of the mine, it's place in history and what they currently do are all very interesting. It is a must see place.
Written October 16, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. wish to sincerely thank you for taking the time to write a review about your experience while visiting the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with our very knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to welcoming you again should you visit this community surrounded by incredible vistas! Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on beautiful Bell Island!
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Amber S
1 contribution
Oct. 2019 • Family
This tour was very interesting and well presented. Our tour guide, Bonnie was incredible. She was very knowledgeable, lively, and brought some special effects to the mine tour experience. It was amazing and moving. Bonnie was supportive of us having young children and she was so kind
She made the tour a lot of fun and more interesting than i imagined it would have been.
The stories of the workers and community members of this mining town came to life for us as we toured underground and also above ground through their museum. The museum had many items and photos that told the amazing stories of these miners and their families.
This guided tour was very informative and interesting. We would suggest this experience for all ages. (Going on the underground mine tour requires the ability to walk, but young children could do it easily). We brought our 7mo old in a carrier and another family had their 4 year old walk with them.

Thank you Bonnie and others at the Bell Island Mine Tour
Written October 12, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the to the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with our knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to seeing you again should you visit this wonderful gem in Conception Bay. Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on historic Bell Island!
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Tracy B
5 contributions
Oct. 2019 • Friends
Fantastic visit. Our guide Brian was very knowledgeable and passionate about the history of this very interesting mine. His grandparents had worked in the mines for many years and Brian was able to bring their stories to life.

We enjoyed the small museum of artifacts after the tour. I thought I might feel a little claustrophobic but the mine is fairly open and it didn’t bother me at all.

We highly recommend a visit to this significant historic place. Taking the quick ferry was added fun and only $22 round trip for 4 adults.
Written October 5, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are happy to know you enjoyed your time with our knowledgeable staff while visiting our facility. We look forward to welcoming you again should you visit this beautiful island. Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on Bell Island.
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Donna
3 contributions
Oct. 2019
Brilliant tour...SO amazing! Geraldine was a terrific guide. There's a nice little cafe and souvenir shop at the mine...and the museum has some very interesting artifacts. Walking through the mine is an unforgettable experience.
Written October 4, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
The board and staff of the Bell Island Heritage Society Inc. would like to thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the to the Bell Island #2 Mine Tour and Museum. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with our knowledgeable staff while visiting our site. We look forward to seeing you again should you visit this wonderful gem in Conception Bay. Thank you for choosing the #2 Mine Tour and Museum on historic Bell Island!
Written October 17, 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Bell Island Community Museum - No. 2 Mine Tour is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.