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Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour

Compressor Hill, Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4H0, Canada
+1 709-488-2880
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Amazing!!!! It gave me a better picture of what those miners (including my father) lived through. It was emotional at

I think this visit is a must, especially if you had relatives working in the Bell Island Mines... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
dinahhelpert
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Torbay, Canada
Exciting historical experience

Friends of ours live on Bell Island and invited us over for a tour. They suggested the Number 2... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
morganj142
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Calgary, Canada
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“ferry ride” (12 reviews)
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Compressor Hill, Bell Island, Newfoundland and Labrador A0A 4H0, Canada
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+1 709-488-2880
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"interesting artifacts"
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"iron ore mine"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I think this visit is a must, especially if you had relatives working in the Bell Island Mines; special!

Thank dinahhelpert
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Friends of ours live on Bell Island and invited us over for a tour. They suggested the Number 2 Mine Tour and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The history, storytelling and walk through the mines really makes for a fantastic experience. Would recommend this tour for...More

Thank morganj142
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This tour is a must do if visiting the St. John's area. Brian told us all about his family's connection to the mine. Technically 3 generations of his family have worked there. The mine also has a very interesting connection to WW2. Go. Just go....More

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My son and I visited the Mine and did a tour with Brian. He was so informative and animated about the mine. What stood out for me was that Brian's family worked at the mine. It was great to hear personal life stories about what...More

Thank carla122018
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Teresita M, Executive Director at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This was an outstanding exhibit, our guide Bonnie was informative, gave us a great glimpse of life on Bell Island during the mining days, including sharing some o her ownfamily stories. When your in the mine and she prepares you for turning the lights out,...More

Thank Doug A
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Teresita M, Executive Director at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

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...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bernie did our tour, and she was amazing! She was the kindest woman, and she told us all about the island and what it was like growing up there. She was also really funny, so it made it even better. Everyone there is really nice...More

Thank Nicole P
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Teresita M, General Manager at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Bonnie was very informative, friendly and interesting to listen too. Worth the random visit!!!! 😊😊More

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Teresita M, General Manager at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Brian, the guide, was great. The history behind the museum is extraordinary. I would recommend it 100%More

Thank Guillermo B
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Teresita M, General Manager at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We can across this tour by accident and it was the highlight of my trip! Bonnie is wonderful and my only suggestion is that she record her voice so visitors can purchase it to take time and enjoy ❤️ Thank you for a lovely tour...More

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Teresita M, General Manager at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

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...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A fantastic experience. We found the tour informative and exciting. Our tour guide Bonnie was exceptional. I was born and grew up in Newfoundland but knew very little about the history of this unique place. Even the ferry ride to and from the island was...More

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Teresita M, General Manager at Bell Island's Mine Museum and Underground Tour, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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...More

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normahCambridge
March 15, 2018|
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Response from Teresita M | Property representative |
We open for the season on Tuesday, May 29th.'18 and close for the season on Sunday, September 30th. ’18. We are open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm with the final tour going into the mine at 5 pm. We follow the boat... More
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northernclipper
January 20, 2018|
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Response from LindsayCharles | Reviewed this property |
The above ground tour is open ended (apart from opening and closing times) - below ground takes around an hour.
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