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Ryan Premises National Historic Site

Closed Now: 10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 6:15 p.m.
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More than you expect

A most informative and entertaining walk through history in a well done and presented museum. More... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Donna R
Elliot Lake, Canada

Very interesting museum. friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. Lots of informative story boards... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nicholas C
Gander, Canada
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Rolling Cove Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
+1 709-468-1600
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All reviews fishing industry cod parks canada fishing history several buildings different buildings two hours family home interesting displays local area a great learning experience low admission price rich history discovery pass lots of history dining room self guided
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A most informative and entertaining walk through history in a well done and presented museum. More information and history than you would expect and the price of admission is very reasonable.

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very interesting museum. friendly and knowledgeable tour guides. Lots of informative story boards. Interesting insight to the Newfoundland Cod fishery of years ago. Very interesting and enjoyable place

Thank Nicholas C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting site. It is divided up between the original home, the mercantile premises and a museum. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and very friendly. Questions are welcome.

Thank DianeM2148
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here, thinking it would not be open as it has not been in the past, but it was great! It was informative and well-organized. The guide at the door was local and enthusiastic. There were clean bathrooms and many different buildings to see....More

Thank judithyo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum proved to be considerably more then we expected. Plan to spend some time here as there is a lot to absorb. Great history of the area...

Thank mikepascoe2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are visiting Bonavista this should be your first port of call before chasing off to the lighthouse. Great exhibit over five buildings covering the history of Cod fishing and sealing - how, when and where! The museum of Bonavista is also housed here...More

Thank David G
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This is a really well laid-out and exhibited history of the Newfoundland and Labrador fisheries, with some interactive displays and a lot of great pictures. Easy to follow, and not overwhelming in terms of the amount of information it provides. Plus, a gorgeous (original) site...More

Thank goatee6
Reviewed August 20, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed visiting the old buildings and learning about the history of the Ryan family, along with the history of their family business in the area. The kids enjoyed all the displays, especially the local museum items. The price to visit can't be beat,...More

Thank Scott M
Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We visited this place and spent 2 hours going through all the buildings. Really informative and first the $ 7.90 it cost for 2 people it was worth the visit.

Thank debbiecoffin
Reviewed August 6, 2018

We did not expect to enjoy this site as much as we did. For a ridiculous price of less than $4 per person you get a really interesting overview of the cod fishery in Newfoundland and its unfortunate collapse, as well as a museum of...More

Thank BC-Westcoaster
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