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Heart's Content Cable Station

Highway 80 | Heart's Content, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 1Z0, Canada
+1 800-563-6353
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Telecommunications time capsule - fascinating!

It's a beautifully designed museum in an actual historic building. From 1866 to 1965, this site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
arlene20172017
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Toronto, Canada
GREAT original site

This was a FANTASTIC site to stop at explaining the history of North America connection to... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
rknack2017
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Edmonton, Canada
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Highway 80 | Heart's Content, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador A0B 1Z0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautifully designed museum in an actual historic building. From 1866 to 1965, this site played a key role in the telecommunications connection between North America and Europe. Equipment from the '60s and a movie explaining the social history of the town provide a...More

Thank arlene20172017
Reviewed June 29, 2017

This was a FANTASTIC site to stop at explaining the history of North America connection to Ireland/England and the role Morse code had in early years of this Country. Make this a day trip from St. John's you won't be disappointed the staff are great...More

Thank rknack2017
Reviewed June 26, 2017

We really didn't know much about the role Newfoundland played in early telecommunications between north America and Ireland. The museum is full of interesting materials, artifacts and information about the first telecommunications pipeline from Hearts Content to Ireland. The equipment used in the early days...More

Thank tourist155
Reviewed June 17, 2017

This was the North American terminus of the first transatlantic telegraph cable that supported communications between Europe and North America during two world wars. The building has been meticulously maintained.

Thank rickwilson99
Reviewed October 14, 2016

A mesmerizing array of equipment is the highlight of the 19th century technological achievement. The staff are very informative and go a long way to make the mind-boggling rooms of equipment somewhat understandable to the lay person. You leave with a respect for those involved...More

Thank kestrels666
Reviewed September 25, 2016

Went to Heart's Content for a conference related to the completion of the 1865 transatlantic cable, which was completed after the 1866 cable was finished. This museum is one of only 3 cable stations which retain the bulk of the equipment used. Most dispersed or...More

1  Thank PhoneChallenged
Reviewed September 23, 2016 via mobile

The story of the laying of the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable is fascinating. This is more than an exhibit. This is the actual equipment used by the Telegraph operators; left intact in situ when it was finally closed in the 1960's. We found the information well...More

1  Thank Karin E
Reviewed September 19, 2016

A short 20 min film was very informative. The equipment used 150 years ago was amazing & the fact that the cable was laid on the ocean floor with only the technology available in those times was an enormous undertaking. Highly recommend this historic site....More

Thank Daphne P
Reviewed September 18, 2016

We loved our visit to this museum. What a long way we have come. It was wonderful to see the real thing...not a replica. Staff was quite helpful. Highly recommended.

Thank Suzanne D
Reviewed September 18, 2016

A well done display of Newfoundland's place in history for linking two continents. It was interesting and informative.

Thank SusanRegina59
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