Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
4.5
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This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents accumulated by Dr. Bell and his family during their time in Nova Scotia.
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tshep42
Halifax, Canada3,527 contributions
Lovely Grounds
Aug. 2021 • Couples
It is a lot smaller than I remember it. I was there as a child and there with my own children about 10 years ago. There are a few interesting displays, especially the Silver Dart hanging from the ceiling, but won’t take an hour to get through even taking your time.
There is a small cafe and a lovely, little gift shop. Not very busy on a Saturday afternoon.
Written August 2, 2021
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Mary A
20 contributions
Very interesting...
Jul. 2021
We found this to be enlightening and quite interesting. It's very focused on reading during covid as the little theatre was closed. I'd recommend it.
Written July 31, 2021
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Asha
5 contributions
We'll laid out. Good rainy day activity if you're in the area.
Jul. 2021 • Family
Not particularly interactive, but lots of artifacts to look at that gives you an idea of how technology developed. Plus there's a big hall filled with hydrofoils and such that was pretty remarkable for a small town museum.

My 12-yr-old doesn't have the interest to read all the panels of info, but there was enough "stuff" there to keep him interested.

Personally, I loved learning about how Bell was such a humanitarian and about how he had a hand in developing many of the emerging technologies. Also enjoyed all the panels devoted to his wife's contributions.

We'll laid out. Good rainy day activity if you're in the area.
Written July 9, 2021
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DragonflyHalifax
Bedford, Canada24 contributions
Good rainy day activity
Jun. 2021
A good museum, but small and some of the interactive displays that would have been really fun like the VR racing simulator we’re not open because of Covid. Maybe later in the summer would be better? There was a nice rooftop patio area that made me wish I had brought a picnic lunch. Lots of good artifacts and I liked the sheep!
Written July 5, 2021
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HalifaxQuestor
Halifax229 contributions
Lots to learn
Oct. 2020
This isn't a huge museum but there is lots to learn about a very interesting man. They have some great exhibits and a great location.
Written October 28, 2020
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David S
4 contributions
Definitely worth the trip.
Oct. 2020
Favorite was the large exhibit hall; Silver Dart and hydrofoil watercraft were impressive. The historical information was very well presented. Easy to read and interesting to follow.
Written October 19, 2020
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Donna S
Bridgewater, Canada212 contributions
Great way to spend a few hours, learning about Alexander Graham Bell
Oct. 2020
This Museum is a great place to visit - a good location, lots of free parking, and hundreds of artifacts and displays to view. Alexander Graham Bell was an amazing man, who spent his life improving the lives od others. He was so creative and "driven" to perfect so many inventions, not just the telephone. We are so fortunate he chose Baddeck, NS to build his summer home.
Written October 19, 2020
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JFLeBlanc
Moncton, Canada3,175 contributions
Great Museum
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Came here today to visit the museum. Staff members were really friendly, helpful and answered many of our questions. Parks Canada did an awesome job at showing everything at the museum. Lots of information for sure!
Written October 13, 2020
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Lindsey C
Baddeck, Canada5 contributions
Not to be missed on a visit to the Baddeck area of Cape Breton!
Oct. 2020
Lovely informative staff are more than willing to answer your questions and share their knowledge! The displays are very well prepared and flow easily throughout the history of Mr. and Mrs. Bell and their time in Baddeck and beyond. Young and old alike can enjoy this very important national historic site!
Written October 12, 2020
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Jan D
10 contributions
very interesting
Sep. 2020 • Couples
a lot of information that I didn't know. spent about 1.5 hrs and read most info boards. not all exhibits were open due to covid but still very worth the visit if you like history!
Written September 27, 2020
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