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Ye Matthew Legacy

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Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1493
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People who enjoy history would enjoy this tour

This site was not mentioned in our tour book, but it was definitely worth the visit. This site... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Julie H
Omemee, Canada

I love how they made it seem so lifelike with the people and animals portrayed on this ship. Very... read more

Reviewed 22 November 2016
Calgary, Canada
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Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1493
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This site was not mentioned in our tour book, but it was definitely worth the visit. This site explains the life and adventures of John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto). The replica of The Matthew was impressive. It was built for the 500th anniversary of its landing...More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I love how they made it seem so lifelike with the people and animals portrayed on this ship. Very well done

Thank WSawicz
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We visited on our trip around NF and stippped by after our visit to the lighthouse. The ship is impressive for its small size and how it must have been difficult dealing with the North Atlantic when John Cabot came and claimed the land for...More

Thank Hud B
Reviewed 27 September 2016

The issue here is misinformation-- NL Guidebook stated the interpretation centre was open to the end of September. Locals heard that it was closing for the season on the 24th. We arrived on the 21st, but it had just closed for the season. No amount...More

1  Thank mijoOntario
Reviewed 25 September 2016

This museum houses a wonderful experience of what the voyage of John Cabot was like in this replica of his ship. The replica is an amazing tribute to seafaring life of the late 15th century. Well worth a visit as the staff are so very...More

Thank Pat L
Reviewed 25 September 2016

visited last day of season and the ship was in storage shed for winter. informative display but hard to get much detail walking on replica ship

Thank David S
Reviewed 21 September 2016

Provided a good description of the landing by John Cabot. Interesting how he ended up getting the charter from Henry.

Thank eej1212
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Self guided tour in an interesting building. Story told on info boards through the eyes of a child on board. Tour finishes with walking on to the ship which is a replica and has actually sailed.

Thank guglil
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We found this museum while in Bonavista. There is a history of the ship told from the point of one the people on the ship. It is fascinating to learn about the boat and the voyage. There is also a scaled replica of the boat...More

Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 14 September 2016

Pleasant surprise...a must see museum that is self guided. The history behind the ship is quite interesting. The work done on the replica is amazing!

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How much time would you allot to this visit? Is it all in the one large building? There seemed to be out buildings/gift shop in back.
10 October 2016|
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Response from Madeline R | Reviewed this property |
I think 45 minutes to an hour would do it. I'm very interested in history so read each placard and enjoyed it all. the ship was in dry dock through a set of doors to the left and the exit takes you through the gift shop.
Lisa P
I am confused by the recent reviews. We are coming to Bonavista in August 2016 - can you walk on the ship, go inside the rooms etc or is it under renovation?
5 April 2016|
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Response from BCbikeGuy | Reviewed this property |
The interpretive centre is in the large building that also houses the ship. You can go on board and see all of it although some of the smaller cabins are roped off but open to see. We really enjoyed the museum part as well... More