Isles Wooden Boat Museum
Isles Wooden Boat Museum
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Biff Simpson
Wilbraham, MA946 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
A punt is like a rowboat, except made of spruce… while you watch in the shop upstairs. Downstairs are a series of displays on the various types of boats, what they’re used for and how things as technology changed

Absolutely fascinating. As they finish each boat, they raffle it off to pay for the museum. Yes, I bought a raffle ticket and yes, I have no idea how I’ll get it home to Massachusetts if I win

The whole experience is highly recommended
Written August 3, 2023
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Andrew J
Victoria, Canada113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Couples
Interesting small display of some nautical history items on the first floor. The bonus is the guided tour of the upstairs workshop where punts are made and construction techniques shown. Also a bit of history on the use of small boats in Newfoundland.
Written June 29, 2022
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raetrip
Vancouver, Canada276 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2022
We spent about an hour here looking at the boats and hearing details of what we were looking at. The fellow telling us about the fishing gear and boats was very knowledgeable and willing to share his information. We learned how each hook was individually baited and other details of the fishing industry.
Written June 17, 2022
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MGM3841
Chester, Canada115 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 • Couples
Well curated. The boat builder spent time showing us the boat building steps and was very informative. I think families would enjoy it.
Written September 21, 2021
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iplayazi
Calgary, Canada281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Enjoyed learning more about the history of boat building in Newfoundland. Gained a new appreciation for the complexity of this work and the steady improvement in boat design over the years.
Written August 7, 2021
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Jean S
Ashby de la Zouch, UK547 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
We hadn't expected to find a boat museum so this was an added bonus. The young man on the desk was very informative and the displays downstairs were well presented and extremely interesting. Upstairs we were given a guided explanation by the man who is building a new wooden boat using old techniques and tools. utterly fascinating and a great place to visit.
Written September 25, 2019
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Maebee
Toronto, Canada53 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
my friend who I was travelling with loved this tour. She is a boat fanatic and was interested in alot of the items they had shown.
Written September 14, 2019
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Bren0990
St. John's, NL150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
I really didn't know what to expect at the Wooden Boat Museum but it was well worth the visit. Be prepared for a $10 entry fee but it s self sustaining not for profit organization. I am interested in woodworking so the resident boat building expert was well worth the price of admission. They could use a bit of work on the outside of the building to make it more inviting. Overall a must visit if you have an interest in boats.
Written September 8, 2019
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GrahamH60
29 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019 • Friends
The boat building exhibit and presentation was fascinating. Wonderful craftsmanship and great history presented.
Written September 6, 2019
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Terry M
Hamilton, Canada4,897 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2019
This is something at the heart of Newfoundland and Labrador, no province more associated with the sea. It is near St Peter’s Church. On the main floor were exhibits on various styles of wooden ships like a schooner. There were also exhibits on some fishermen and boat builders from the area, adding a bit of perspective on the importance of boats to the life of many a fishermen. On the second floor was a workshop where boats were being built. We were given an overview of models and putting the frame of a boat together. The museum gives a perspective on the past history of boats and modern building techniques.
Written September 4, 2019
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