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St. Paul Island Museum

Closed Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Really informative and interesting! Pleasant volunteers are eager to tell stories and show off the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
mswhipper
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Canmore, Canada
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Unexpected place

We went there thanks to a local’s recommandation and that was really interesting. Good to improve... read more

Reviewed September 2, 2018
Salomé G
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Step back into time to when seamen and vessels relied on lighthouses for navigation. Climb the stairs in Canada's first heritage lighthouse and take a guided tour in the adjacent century old house now serving as a place to hold and maintain our...more
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575 Dingwall Road | Open 7days A Week From 10 Am To 5 Pm, Dingwall, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
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+1 902-285-0304
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really informative and interesting! Pleasant volunteers are eager to tell stories and show off the historical photographs, journals, and artifacts.

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Reviewed September 2, 2018 via mobile

We went there thanks to a local’s recommandation and that was really interesting. Good to improve the knowledge of the region.

Thank Salomé G
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This, along with the St. Paul lighthouse is a small museum with personal attention where an interpreter will answer all of your questions. Artifacts from the area and the lighthouse along with pictures of what it used to be can be found here. If you're...More

Thank Michele M
Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

The lighthouse has been brought back to life and preserved so well! Even the glass for the light up top, wow such a beauty to see! Very friendly and kind ladies stayed alittle after close to make sure we had an informed visit! Thank you...More

Thank Cheryl P
Reviewed August 16, 2018

There was a young girl there to greet me. She started by telling me that there were over 350 recorded ship wrecks at St. Paul Island. We looked around then went upstairs to see the rest of the treasures then we went out to climb...More

Thank Maureen D
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Interesting history. More to see than expected. Kind women that explained everything and showed us the lighthouse, that originally was located on St. Paul Island.

Thank Thomas A
Reviewed October 17, 2017 via mobile

Love these local museums- apparently quite a few lighthouse keepers have ended up in Dingwall and worked to get this lighthouse transferred here. Volunteer docents are informative and helpful. Glad it was still open.

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ruby f, Manager at St. Paul Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2017

Thank you so much for your review and delighted that you liked our little corner of the world Have a great day

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Read about this lighthouse and museum in a brochure and added it to our Cabot Trail bucket list. My husband, Darcy (our dog) and I were warmly welcomed into the museum. Darcy was treated to a dog biscuit and became Ruby's best friend! We were...More

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ruby f, Manager at St. Paul Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hi guys and thanks for the wonderful review Glad you enjoyed your tour and give Darcy ( beautiful dog)a hug from me Have a great evening

Reviewed October 4, 2017

Tour guide/historian Ruby gave us an exceptionally interesting and informative tour of the museum. She really knows and loves her subject and makes a delightful presentation. We expected to be in and out of the museum in 10 minutes and ended up staying for well...More

Thank ruth C
ruby f, Manager at St. Paul Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Thanks for your lovely review have a great day

Reviewed September 29, 2017

Definitely worth a stop. Some really interesting history about the island where this light was originally. Although it is not operative, the close up look of the light itself makes you wonder how way back when with just a coal oil flame could produce enough...More

Thank James C
ruby f, Manager at St. Paul Island Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 17, 2017

Hi thanks for your review and so glad you liked out little light with its big history

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midgemini
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we are open every day from 10am until 5pm
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