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“Interesting place”

Marconi National Historic Site of Canada
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Glace Bay
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Reviewed March 22, 2017 via mobile

This is a one room place and there is no fee to see where the first messages were sent, they have a big display of what things use to look like and staff is really helpful and informative. It's worth a stop to see.

Thank mitchd117
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Reviewed February 17, 2017

It is a small exhibit but it explains well the challenges that Marconi faced when he tried to send his signal across the Atlantic Ocean. We visited with our five kids and they all learned something. It is only opened from 1 July to 31 Aug.

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Reviewed November 27, 2016

On our return trip from Newfoundland we headed from North Sydney over to Glace Bay to stop and visit the Marconi NHS. Unfortunately we were a couple of days too late as it had closed for the season on 05 Sep 2016.

I had hoped to see the inside exhibit and possibly operate the amateur radio station there. We took a walk around the grounds and read the interpretative signs which gave us a pretty good idea of what had been built and accomplished here.

Thank vb22
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Reviewed October 29, 2016

It is closed and boarded up, no plaques to be seen anywhere. Very windy place. Information is found about the site on the internet.

Thank springbanktraveller
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Adam Y, Internet Content and New Media Officer at Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2016

Sorry to hear about your experience at Marconi National Historic Site.
The site is operational between July 1 and August 31 each year.

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Reviewed October 15, 2016

We were in Glace Bay to tour the mining museum and wanted to visit Marconi. Unfortunately, the small museum was closed; attractions tend to close just shortly after labour day in the Maritimes due to the weather and to the student employees returning to school! Weather was sunny and warm so we walked along the grounds to see the towers etc. Immense view from the location and learned more history.

Thank pathwaysVancouver
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