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Address: 135 East Big Intervale, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-248-2848 ‎
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Quiet Museum Holds a Wealth of History

Excellent museum for fishing, fishing artifacts and local history. The very knowledgeable lady who works here can tell you about each piece in the collection. You can learn... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 16, 2015
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Carbondale, Illinois
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Carbondale, Illinois
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Excellent museum for fishing, fishing artifacts and local history. The very knowledgeable lady who works here can tell you about each piece in the collection. You can learn something about fly fishing, see a myriad of fly patterns and fishing equipment, and get a feel for how fishing is interwoven in to the fabric of this region. You can also... More 

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Bracey, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

We stopped here our last day on Cape Breton Island. What a cool place. They have so many different things to discover inside. The so, so sweet lady working that day gave us many historical facts and insight into the local fishing culture. The museum is very well maintained and informative. It was really cool to see the personal items... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

It and the hatcheries were very interesting - you must like fishing! Out of the way but worth the drive. The Dancing Goat Bakery is nearby - great find.

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Whycocomagh, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

It truly is amazing the collection of rare & antique and historically significant pieces in this museum. If you love fly fishing this is a must stop. The eloquent lady, Frances that runs the museum is a wealth of knowledge about the sport & the world class Margaree River. I can't say enough good things about it. It definitely qualifies... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We were astonished at the size and age of the collection. Large numbers of historic fishing gear and photos going back maybe 100 years. An amazing collection, beautifully displayed.

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Philadelphia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

The docent Frances was wonderful -- so lovely and informative. The museum is full of everything you could want to know about Salmon and Salmon fishing.

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Denver
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Saw a roadside sign and decided to stop. Wow, are we glad we did! The museum is full of really special rods that are over 100 years old and many hand tied flies and pictures. Really worth the $2 entry fee.

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Cape Breton Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This is a very neat museum that is as much about the history of the "Margaree" as it is about salmon fishing. When people travel the Ceilidh Trail ,and the Cabot Trail, they often do not allow enough time to travel inland along both sides of the Margaree River , and to see such things as this museum nor the... More 

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Great museum to visit, even if you're not into fishing. Loads to learn and see, and the old photos of the area are not to be missed. The lady there is lovely and so full of information.......

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Beaufort, SC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

This is a "must see" if you're in the Maritimes and are interested in the history of the sport of fly fishing, particularly for salmon. Near the Great Margaree River, the beautifully done little museum offers fabulous displays of flies, rods, reels, historical memorabilia, equipment, paintings, books, and just about everything related to salmon fishing in this area. Every item... More 

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Additional Information about Margaree Salmon Museum

Address: 135 East Big Intervale, Margaree Valley, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-248-2848 ‎
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Margaree Valley
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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