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“Facinating place”

Prime Berth Fishing Museum
Ranked #1 of 25 things to do in Twillingate
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre is a private interpretive fishing center and craft studio created by David Boyd as a tribute to his fisher forefathers.In honour of this tradition, and as a tribute to proud people so dear to his heart, David decided to call his heritage centre - "Prime Berth"- meaning literally -"the best spot!"
Reviewed October 2, 2016

My wife and I visited the museum during our tour of Newfoundland. It came highly recommended by host at our bed and breakfast, Captain's Legacy. We met Dave and did the tour. A lot of history here, very interesting. Highlight was the whale skeleton. It comes from a whale washed up on an Island which Dave found and got permission to take possession. The entire skeleton has been put together on his dock. It is family friendly and we would recommend visiting to get a lot of historical knowledge of area and the cod fishing industry. The owner is an active fisherman.

Thank Ray J
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Reviewed September 26, 2016

There are a lot of very interesting and educational displays here. After several weeks of travel in Nfld. we had seen a lot of presentations about the cod fishery and thought we had a pretty good handle on how it worked but it wasn't until we saw the displays at the Prime Berth that it all came together and the whole thing made sense.

Thank Peter B
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Reviewed September 23, 2016

An interesting visit. Walk around and you might see things that your grandparents used and many things that you won't recognize.

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Reviewed September 21, 2016

Fascinating look at how the fishermen survived in the past. Good gift shop attached and books on local lore.

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Reviewed September 20, 2016

Were so lucky to meet two fishermen and hear so much about the differences in the past and now.The museum is a true trip into the past and very interesting.My husband and i both enjoyed it very much and were glad we stopped!

Thank Sandy M
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