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“Historic Small Museum”

Marconi National Historic Site of Canada
Ranked #2 of 7 things to do in Glace Bay
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Reviewed July 26, 2017

Behind the one-room showcase of Italian Marconi's success of wireless transmission at this historic spot is the base foundation of one of the transmission towers. The staff person is knowledgeable and helpful. For those interested, a display of electromagnetic waves would be advantageous.

Thank jbwhitehouse
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Reviewed April 15, 2017

Some unexpected history took place in this mostly forgotten corner of Canada, as telecommunication history was made. It is one of the more engaging National Historic Sites, especially for those who have been to many and seen a lot of the same aspects of history. This one incorporates the history of science and does so well.

2  Thank Edward W
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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.

2  Thank remylarocque1
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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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