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Ryan Premises National Historic Site

Rolling Cove Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1600
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This site is well maintained and is a great way to learn about the history of Bonavista. The... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bonavista, Canada

We were taken to this attraction by our tour group. The Ryan Premises tells the story of the... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Rolling Cove Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This site is well maintained and is a great way to learn about the history of Bonavista. The history of the fishing moratorium and its impact on the community is well captured.

Thank rc697
Reviewed 15 October 2017

We were taken to this attraction by our tour group. The Ryan Premises tells the story of the fishing and seal industry. The exhibits are broken up into four buildings plus Mr. Ryan's house, which is across the street. The buildings house some really nice...More

Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Learn all about the salt fish trade and the merchants who lived and worked in this area for centuries.

Thank SylRickTraveler
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Ryan Premises is a National Historic Site located in Bonavista, on the Discovery Trail, Route 230 in Eastern Newfoundland. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I returned in September to drive the few scenic routes...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 18 September 2017

We went in primarily to see the Biennale art exhibition but it transpired that the most interesting things to see were the photographs of the area. The explanation given by the guide was truly comprehensive and very informative. We even discovered that some of the...More

Thank Greyfoodie
Reviewed 13 September 2017

A must-see site in Bonavista that explains the importance of cod fishing as well as the history of Bonavista from a personal standpoint.

Thank dkb60
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

The Ryan Premises is made up of several buildings which depict the life in an early outport town. Displays of furniture, films about the sealing and fishing industries show how hard it was to survive in this rugged land. I think the site could be...More

Thank farmgirl821
Reviewed 20 August 2017

When you consider the time, the collection of buildings that were owned by one person was huge! We didn't visit them all, too many for the time we had. We visited the shop and the warehouse behind where the fish was received and weighted. Lots...More

Thank busymothertoronto
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

The exhibit included 3 buildings and the family home across the street. The families life was interwoven with the history of the Cod industry. Many excellent exhibits and artifacts told the story of NFLD and its dependance on the Cod Fishery for their way of...More

Thank Warren D
Reviewed 16 August 2017

A variety of buildings. The Ryan heritage home has only one fully furnished room. Wonderful depiction of the cod fishery and its evolution over time. A good gift shop.

Thank Craig B
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