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Heart's Content Cable Station

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Totally awesome

You look at your smart phone as you walk through this history of a gigantic step forward in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Catherine C
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Ottawa, Canada
Fascinating tangible recording early communication. Must see.

The first long telephone cables laid across the ocean from UK to Hearts Content, done with... read more

Reviewed August 19, 2018
fussy011
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london
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Highway 80 | Heart's Content, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 1Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You look at your smart phone as you walk through this history of a gigantic step forward in communications and have to be awestruck of what was achieved . Guides are very knowledgeable and ready to answer any and all questions. After leaving the building,...More

Thank Catherine C
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

The first long telephone cables laid across the ocean from UK to Hearts Content, done with difficulty and perseverance. The exchange amazingly in good order a fascinating record of man's desire to communicate across the planet. Reserve a couple of hours for a visit here.

Thank fussy011
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

This was a cute town that holds some interesting history. It's amazing to learn about the transatlantic cable that was the start of telegraph communication between North America and Europe. The video was very informative and worth watching. After, it's cool to see the old...More

Thank alisonthegreat
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

The creation of this transatlantic cable station is comparable to the moon landing. To think that in the 19th century man invented and successfully built the technology to communicate across the ocean when most people still lived on farms without electricity! The history and machinery,...More

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Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

This was a great look back at how communication across the world began and grew. Interesting to learn how the cable station was such a boon for the area. Would have liked to learn more about how the devices worked and were used, but there...More

1  Thank Craig R
Reviewed June 3, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful written history, educational video. Worth a trip, but laid back staff a little too laid back: could offer more. Glad we went, though.

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Reviewed May 25, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see for history buffs. The employees there were very informative. We watched a short clip about the area at the time; very informative. A must see.

1  Thank Billie L
Reviewed November 16, 2017

I visited the Cable Station as my father was born in Heart's Content and I wished to take in some of the history. I was there before 2016 but the experience was excellent.

Thank bevk521
Reviewed November 4, 2017

Even thought it's closed during the off season. Definintely worth a look, plenty of information on boards around it explaining the landing of the cable.

Thank Peter K
Reviewed October 24, 2017 via mobile

Although the museum is closed it is still worth a stop as a marker across the street explains the history of the transatlantic cable and you can see the cable coming out of the ocean.

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