Heart's Content Cable Station

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Heart's Content Cable Station

Heart's Content Cable Station
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Monday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Wednesday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Sunday
10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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yankeefan730
Burlington, Canada1,013 contributions
Fascinating place
May 2019
Took the long way back to St. John's, passing through Heart's Content along the way, and ever so glad that we did. It meant that we made a stop at the Cable Station, so far out of the way, yet a key link providing communication with Europe at a time when news might take 10 days via a steamship. The cable station is filled with equipment dating back to the station's early days as well as interpretative displays to help explain how those early message got from Newfoundland to Ireland. Well worth a visit.
Written November 21, 2019
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Cathe M
Niagara Falls, Canada54 contributions
Impressed
Aug. 2019
Interesting historical building showing the old machinery used back in the day. The film that was being shown, hi-lited the men and women who worked at the cable station. One of the first cables came from the south of Ireland. The buildings that housed the workers are still standing at the back of the museum. One has been made into a bed and breakfast, might be worth staying a night. It would have been nice to have a guide showing the old machinery and answering questions on them. We really enjoyed our visit to the museum.
Written September 17, 2019
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Paul_T1015
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada8 contributions
Engineering milestone
Aug. 2019
The Cable Station is a must see for anyone interested in trans Atlantic communications. It is an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Milestone site. The Milestone program recognizes outstanding technological developments around the world. In 1866, the Great Eastern, the biggest ship in the world at that time, landed a transatlantic cable which originated in Valentia, Ireland, Instant telegraph communications between Europe and North America were then possible. The Station is a provincial historic site with many displays of the electrical equipment used in the operation. The tour starts with a very good video of its history. The station remained in operation until 1965
Written August 29, 2019
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Warren S
Lewisporte, Canada11 contributions
Cable Station
Jul. 2019
Very interesting.Too see all the giant technologies of the day, that today would fit into a
pen head.
Written August 11, 2019
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tom5819
Halifax, Canada18 contributions
Interesting Bit of History
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Interesting history of telegraph service between Europe and North America. Great detail about the workers lives and wonderful artifacts.
Written August 5, 2019
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MOMWOW
Ontario34 contributions
Transatlantic Cable! Amazing!
Jul. 2019 • Couples
Thanks to the work and effort of so many, we were able to learn so much about this huge undertaking! One very long cable across the ocean so we could take to the other side of the world! You can’t miss the incredible world map on the entranceway floor! And that’s just a start!
Written July 28, 2019
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BobandGillian
Sussex, Canada18 contributions
How North America was linked to Europe
Jul. 2019 • Family
Wonderful history of the Transatlantic Cable and the importance Heart’s Content played in early days of communication. Really Heart’s Content Cable Office in the late 1800s and up to the middle of the 20th century was what what the Internet is today. It linked all communications between North America and the world. This hopefully soon to be UNESCO world heritage site is worth the visit
Written July 9, 2019
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Michele G-W
London, Canada393 contributions
A must see!!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Sooo much history!! Who knew a small little spot would have such an important role in history. And all the hard work that came to accomplish it. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. Answered all our questions and then some. The 20min video was very interesting also. It's crazy to see how technology has changed in just a shorter period of time. It was $6 per person admission and worth it!
Make sure you go outside after to see the actual cable coming out of the water.
Written June 25, 2019
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Colleen N
Boise, ID1,076 contributions
Interesting history
Jun. 2019 • Couples
This is an interesting and unexpected piece of history for this area. The video explains the process of connecting Ireland and Newfoundland via a cable and the first international communications sent. It's very well done and quite interesting. Then you can tour the cable facility, viewing some of the equipment that was used for what was then leading edge technology.
Written June 16, 2019
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Mike M
Heart's Content, Canada17 contributions
Wonderful
Piece of history
Aug. 2018 • Couples
This was the site of the first successful transatlantic cable crossing and opened up a new era in communications. Perfectly preserved exactly as it was when it was an operating station. A real must see destination.
Written December 12, 2018
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Heart's Content Cable Station is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.