Fisherman's Life Museum
Fisherman's Life Museum
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From the crackle of wood burning in the cook stove, to the smell of the saltwater breeze, come experience the warmth and welcome of Nova Scotia’s Eastern Shore in a traditional fishing family’s home.
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AshMarMac
15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
Our first time visiting and we very much enjoyed it. The property is beautiful. Loved the guided tour of the house and being able to walk down along the water and throughout the beautiful property and gardens. Doesn’t take too long which is nice too!
Written August 17, 2019
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Hi AshMarMac, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your nice words. All the best, Matthew
Written August 18, 2019
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trainfan2000
Hamilton, Canada2,550 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2019 • Couples
This museum is actually a collection of original buildings that belonged to a family of in-shore fishermen. The buildings passed more or less directly from the family to the province and so there are many original artifacts in the museum (pictures of the family, furniture, etc.). There were 21 children born in the house over two generations and their story is told through the staff and the displays. There is the house, the barn and the fishing wharf and shed - all of which can be visited. As you walk through the house and look at the bedrooms and other rooms you can gain insights into what life was like for this Nova Scotia family of hard working people in the last half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.
Written June 29, 2019
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Hello, Thank you for sharing positive feedback from your recent visit to Fisherman's Life Museum. We hope you got to sample some of our summer kitchen sweets as well. Perhaps we'll see you again as the museum offers different public events throughout each summer season. All the best, -Matthew
Written July 2, 2019
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katie m
Truro, Canada9 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
nice washrooms in there , the clerk wasnt overly friendly never even talked to me or my husband,but nice displays and art
Written October 9, 2018
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Hello Katie, I'm sorry to hear that you and your husband were not greeted upon visiting Fisherman's Life Museum. We feel it's important to make all of our visitors feel welcome. Should you visit again, we'll look forward to providing you with a positive visitor experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback, -Matthew
Written July 2, 2019
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runnerbean111
Berkhamsted, UK38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Solo
This charming homestead is a slice of local history that you can immerse yourself in. Peaceful and full of lovely historical artefacts. No televisions needed then, people were just too busy doing everything themselves. Matthew was a very pleasant source of information and answered all my questions. Spend time walking around the site and unwind.
Written August 23, 2018
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Thank you so much for stopping in to visit with us. It was a pleasure to chat and learn about some of your family history as well. Many thanks for taking time to share reflections of your visit. -Matthew
Written July 2, 2019
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Gayle E
Orlando, FL1,229 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2017 • Friends
This is how a fisherman's family lived and survived with 13 in total. All girls who had to lend a hand to their Dad to make it work. Smoke the fish, can the apples, hook rugs, or make rag rugs, and do e everything to survive! It is an intact home from the past! Well done!
Written July 28, 2017
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dgg123
Halifax, Canada1,409 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
This gives you a chance to see what a Fisherman's life would be like back in the trun of the last century on the Eastern Shore. The Staff are very friendly and helpful. It is like walking back in time. Well worth the price of Admission. The grounds are well maintained and the cottage garden is wonderful.
Written January 15, 2016
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Visit DrunkPhotography.com
New York City, NY2,275 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 • Friends
This was an amazing experience and peek into the lives of a big family (lots of kids) in a very cramped house. Each corner you turn told a different story in this house, it was really magical to see. No two rooms looked the same and you have to go upstairs too to look around, and check out the clothing, the furniture, the things they had to amuse themselves and so much more. If you're claustrophobic, you shouldn't go in there because there are some tight turns. What struck me as odd was that the wood floors didn't make creepy sounds when you walked on the boards. They really knew how to put houses together then. I can't even imagine living in a time like that, let alone use that outhouse there. lol The workers there will make some tea and cookies for you when you visit so I recommend this to everyone.
Written October 7, 2015
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DONNA063
Botany, Australia810 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015
I visited here as it was an included stop on my tour.

The house was very small and it was astonishing that at one time it house 12 people, an additional room was added as one of the daughters who was a nurse became ill with TB she was isolated from the family for two years and her only view was the water from her room, she washed and feed herself and the family spoke to her from outside with the windows opened slightly.

Worth a visit
Written September 28, 2015
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artlandmusictraveler
Massachusetts50 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Solo
Visited the small house and received a tour of it. What a different life people lived not too long ago. This family had 13 (?) daughters - all raised in this little house. Unreal.
Written July 9, 2015
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Laurie L
Calgary, Canada35 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2014 • Family
Felt really homey and cute. The staff were very helpful and the kids learned a lot. Plenty to do. You could easily spend a day there.
Written June 26, 2015
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