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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

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Address: 559 Chebucto St, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with...

This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents accumulated by Dr. Bell and his family during their time in Nova Scotia.

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A good collection of Bell's inventions from tiny ones to giant ones. Also an interesting insight into his life. Entry was included with the parks discovery pass, so even better.

Reviewed October 21, 2015
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2015

A good collection of Bell's inventions from tiny ones to giant ones. Also an interesting insight into his life. Entry was included with the parks discovery pass, so even better.

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 20, 2015

I was astounded about how little I knew about Alexander Graham Bell. The telephone was only one aspect of his life, albeit maybe the most significant. There was so much information that I could hardly take it all in. The helpful staff invited us to return as we had arrived quite late on the Saturday afternoon and even then, there... More 

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Thank Harry L
Austin, Texas
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187 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

I never knew Bell was this interesting. The museum covers his family life (via video interviews with surviving relatives) and his extensive creative professional life. Kids will enjoy the life-size models of his experimental aircraft as well as playing with a dial phone. Lovely views of Bell Bay from the grounds.

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Thank Susan M
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

What a great museum. We were there a number of years ago but thoroughly enjoyed it again. It is hard to absorb all of the information in one go. It also was the venue for some of the Celtic Colour concerts which gave an extra flavour.

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Thank elva111
Chesterfield, Missouri, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 20, 2015

The museum was really nicely done. We had no idea how instrumental Bell was in the development of airplanes in Canada. We learned a lot about him and what drove him, and about many of the other things he invented. Hopefully someday the family will open the Bell home to visitors as well.

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Thank Gareld B
Ottawa, Canada
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26 reviews
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Reviewed October 18, 2015

I really enjoyed the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site. It was well organized, informative and fun. Great for the whole family. I learned a lot. And the views were spectacular.

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Thank Gaye H
Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2015

This museum is a modern building containing various displays. I was under the impression the original old home belonging to Bell was still standing or at least part of it. That was a disappointment to me. The museum is on a hill where the original house stood (I think). The views are lovely. Peaceful location

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Thank newtonizer
Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great place to visit, very accessible and lots of free parking. Lots of displays and lots of hands on things for children to try. It overlooks the beautiful Bra Dor Lakes. Admission is reasonable and you really get your monies worth. Great venue for a rainy day.

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Thank Pauline. M
Buffalo, New York
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Reviewed October 14, 2015

Any person interested in science and technology would be interested in this museum. I was most interested in the many photos, interviews of relatives, and scenes of AGB's daily life. Beautiful setting!

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Thank anitabee
Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed October 14, 2015 via mobile

This is an amazing tribute to the Bells. His achievements were only limited by his curiosity and imagination. The displays were all very well done and one could spend days there learning about Mr. Bell's life. I was so impressed with the aviation displays. Plan to spend several hours.

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