Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre

Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre

Wedgeport Sport Tuna Fishing Museum and Interpretive Centre
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The area
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1 within 5 kms

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4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles14 reviews
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J Lane
Merrickville, Canada296 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
While some might never think to vacation in Wedgeport NS when "the popular" places are such a draw (think Lunenberg, and Halifax), we chose this small South West village for our week vacation and have zero regrets.
The museum is a meeting point for many locals early in the morning. They are free with their smiles and their answers to questions, and can seemingly open the museum too (if you find yourself before opening).
This isn't a National Gallery people. It is a small fishing village museum with speaks to the rich history of the industry and the infamous people who used to come here to fish the waters.
Written August 19, 2021
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Nancy M
Campbellcroft, Canada4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
to Cody and Grace for their welcoming and informative attitudes today at the Museum. We very much enjoyed our time there.
Written July 29, 2019
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Chris B
Southwest Nova Scotia, Canada29 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Family
The museum shows the popularity of the large Tuna industry and the huge annual tournament that was held.
Written January 16, 2019
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Alison S
Springfield, MA1,010 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
In the 1930's, Wedgeport was the "tuna fishing capital of the world". - People, including Hemingway, FDR, movie celebrities, etc. came from all over the world to catch the giant bluefin tuna (up to 1500 pounds). The museum has lots of informative panels and photos about this period. There also is a section about the Acadian heritage of the village with an excellent map of where the English deported the Acadians to during the Expulsion. Our guide was a real rookie, but very pleasant. Didn't have answers for most of our questions.
Written August 5, 2018
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590marlat
Northeastern Ontario, Canada15 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Solo
A very small museum but there was a lot of interesting displays and artifacts, unfortunately, however, the student tour guide I had did not seem to be very knowledgeable about many of them. Other guides with other groups seemed very knowledgeable so I guess it was just "luck of the draw". If my husband and son had been with me they would've enjoyed it a lot more than I did as they love anything to do with fishing!
Written July 23, 2018
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uktraveller713
Tortola43 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Family
This museum is really fascinating. It is quite small, but packed with so much great information and artifacts that I could spend ages there. My 6 year old enjoys the huge lobsters and my 10 year old likes the old photos of the fishermen. It is a well thought out space and the staff are very friendly too.
Small Frys resteraunt is next door, so you can have a delicious seafood meal after the museum tour!
Written August 23, 2016
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Jane A
Wedgeport, Nova Scotia, Canada9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016 • Friends
Great photos and artifacts. The record blue fin tuna caught in waters not far from Brador
Lake is pictured there. That was one big tuna. You'll have to visit to find out how much it weighs. Very informative and a nice gift shop crafts made locally.
Written August 13, 2016
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crm882016
Beverly, MA7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2016
Wed Night Dinner was great we has a wonderful time on the wharf having a great boiled Lobster and a trip to the museum.
Written July 8, 2016
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Judi09
Nova Scotia, Canada56 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Couples
Wedgeport is a small Acadian fishing village in SW Nova Scotia that for many years hosted an international tuna fishing derby. The museum records that history. Your tour guide is a young local, well versed in who came (a whose who of New York industrialists), what it meant for the community and what the derby is like today (Acadian music, local cuisine, local accommodations). It's a lovely place set in a small harbour. The guide is enthusiastic, the museum is well laid out, the adjoining cafe is spotless and friendly. Well worth a visit if you are touring Nova Scotia's Evangeline Trail. A bargain at three dollars a person.
Written July 18, 2015
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PattyJensen
Beamsville, Canada3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Friends
I loved the history of Wedgeport and the tuna fishing history of the place. Sure wish is was still happening like the old days.
Written June 17, 2015
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