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Billy Bishop Home & Museum

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Address: 948 3rd Ave W, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4P6, Canada
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+1 519-371-3333
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

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A great Canadian gem

Self guided tour. Stairs. There is wheelchair accessible at the back of the house. Canada is so fortunate to have such a character. We are lucky to still have his boyhood home. I... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
PiperGuy
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Comber, ON
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Owen Sound, Canada
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

There are stories that this home holds a lot of character and could be perhaps haunted. Regardless it is eventuful to venture through the home and learn all about Billy Bishop and what he did.

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Thank WandaWestover
Owen Sound, Canada
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Excellent museum, entering the house is like stepping back in time. I am definitely going back for the Christmas special they do every year

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Thank Eamon F
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Located on a street with other homes, it has no parking lot, but free street parking is available. Admission was $5, which includes a small booklet. The tour is self-guided. Lots of excellent information and photographs are provided in what was his childhood home.

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Thank Gla_Rangers
Southern Ontario
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55 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

This museum being in the Bishop home makes it really nice. There are plenty of original items in the home and some replicas of originals (to preserve the original item, like letters). But I was disappointed when I saw little signs saying the item I was looking at wasn't actually from the home but something very much like what the... More 

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Thank Savytraveller10
Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

It always is a treat to step into the past, figuratively, and see history come alive. I know that I have a deeper appreciation for and understanding of Bishop's WWI contributions as a result of this museum - and so does my daughter. I was especially impressed by how thoroughly the museum explains Bishop's later contributions to society and the... More 

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Thank MaraInTO
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77 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great museum. It has a nice set up and good displays and information. It is nicely maintained and a great place to go if you want to learn about Canadian heritage or just want to do something interesting.

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Comber, ON
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Self guided tour. Stairs. There is wheelchair accessible at the back of the house. Canada is so fortunate to have such a character. We are lucky to still have his boyhood home. I would have liked to see what young Billy's bedroom would have looked liked. But, great displays for all wars and all of our military. It is nonetheless... More 

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Thank PiperGuy
Durham, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

Never mind Billy Bishop for a moment. This house appears the way it did way back in the early 1900's. It has been restored faithfully and many family belongings remain. Billy Bishop's family life and military career are detailed. He was a pioneer military aviator. Canada was a colony of Great Britain back then and many Canadians died in the... More 

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1 Thank Sam B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2015

On a rainy Sunday afternoon, we visited the Billy Bishop museum. It was very interesting. There were a lot of things to see and reed. Liked the model "little daisy with witch he earned the Victoria Cross.

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1 Thank Peter Z
Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

We were driving by and visited the place briefly and read up on the information outside but didn't venture inside to tour the museum. Instead just sat on the porch. Definitely was woth the visit.

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