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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

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Address: 559 Chebucto St, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with...

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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I was really quite surprised that Alexander Graham Bell I was really quite surprised that Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of so many things. He was a genius. We took a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 24 August 2016
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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

I was really quite surprised that Alexander Graham Bell I was really quite surprised that Alexander Graham Bell was the inventor of so many things. He was a genius. We took a guided tour - very interesting. It was 7.50 for admittance and 3.90 for the guided tour.

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Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is an impressive collection of things. Watching the kids eyes pop over a rotary phone or the plane was lovely! Bell's fascination with kites is also evident between the kid area, the supply of kites you can try outside and the gift shop. Some of history isn't well known to the general public, such as Bell's later fascination with... More 

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Geneva, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Really a worthwhile experience. Laid out well with different areas with movies. Great pictures and explanations. Usable fun area for kids. Well worth the stop.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

We really enjoyed this museum. Had absolutely no idea how much Bell had contributed to the world of science, aviation, communication and many other fields. A lot of his memorabilia was contributed by his family with the provision that the museum be built near his summer home in Nova Scotia. Visit the small town of Baddeck while you are there!

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Great for kids of all ages. Inspired learning about one of the worlds' great inventors. Mt grandfather was one of the children he let play among his inventions

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Fascinating museum staffed with knowledgeable staff. Couldn't believe everything we learned there. And the gift shop is great. Small but stacked with unusual items.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

We learned so much about this great man from here. Always thought he was Scottish, and invented telephone, full stop. The display and the narrative by the people there was clear and interesting, the whole environment especially the outdoor was very pretty, serene and scenic. The entry price was reasonable too.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Visited the museum and learned several facts about Bell that I never knew. The museum provides an informative background on his early life in Canada and his quest to continuously improve living through his inventions. There are examples of many of his inventions, small to very large. If you are in the area, be sure to take an hour or... More 

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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

The museum, is very well presented, the staff are very knowledgeable. I learned a lot about G Bell that I was not aware of. It is certainly a must see when you are in the area

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

We learned so much more about this great man and his wife, what a team, he loved her and respected her as much as she did him! A lot to read, was hoping for more real artifacts, but very impressed overall, score 10/10'm should have looked for his home, across the water, would have been something to see,,lovely trip

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