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Marconi National Historic Site of Canada

Table Head on Timmerman Street., Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
+1 902-842-2530
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Important History

Worth the short trip from Sydney or North Sydney areas. This is a historic site as it relates to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gold-vintner
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Indianapolis, Indiana
Nice bit of history

This is a nice bit of history of Italian Marconi's wireless transmission. It was informative and... read more

Reviewed September 10, 2017
Karen M
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London, Canada
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Table Head on Timmerman Street., Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth the short trip from Sydney or North Sydney areas. This is a historic site as it relates to world communications. Being there causes one to think about history and the important role this area played. Do check their operating hours as it is a...More

Thank gold-vintner
Reviewed September 10, 2017

This is a nice bit of history of Italian Marconi's wireless transmission. It was informative and there were things that I did not know about the location. The museum is located just behind where the tower was built (not much to see outside but the...More

Thank Karen M
Reviewed July 30, 2017

We had a nice drive out from Sydney to the Marconi Site. The drive was easy and the site was fascinating. The displays were well written and interactive. Seeing the foundations of the towers made me realize just how big the installation had been. Nice...More

Thank Machta
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
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....More

2  Thank Edward W
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
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...More

2  Thank remylarocque1
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...More

Thank vb22
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
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.

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!...More

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