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“Very informative, comprehensive”

Ryan Premises National Historic Site
Ranked #3 of 18 things to do in Bonavista
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Burlington, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very informative, comprehensive”
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Adults in our party loved it. Kids might enjoy a few more interactive, hands-on or guided activities/displays

Visited June 2014
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English first
Ontario, Canada
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124 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Excellent presentation!”
Reviewed July 11, 2014

First of all it was a very informative museum and artifacts were plenteous from the times of the fishing industry. If you get a chance to ask for Richard who helps run the place. He is a walking infomercial. Just to listen to him tell of the area and the stories made it worthwhile for us. Don't be in a hurry though he is a wealth of information. The historial houses and displays were worth seeing and the beautiful old buildings. There is a gift shop on the street as well. You can purchase Labrodite jewelery there an Lupins seeds from the maritimes.

Visited July 2014
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Fort McMurray, Canada
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Worth visiting”
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Definitely worth visiting. This gives a great overview of the fishing industry in all its various forms and how much it has influenced the lives of Newfoundlanders. The Ryan's home gives a good impression of what life was like at the time as one of the wealthier community members. Guides are friendly and knowledgable. You can tell they enjoy their jobs. Also included with admission is the Bonavista museum. Take the time to visit!

Visited June 2014
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Newmans Cove
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“A Historical View of Bonavista and Newfoundland”
Reviewed April 15, 2014

There are actually three museums here, the home of James Ryan, the most prominent 'Merchant' in Bonavista in the early years, then across the street there is on the lower floor a museum of the Cod Fishery by Parks Canada, and upstairs it is more a history of the way of life in early Bonavista.

Visited July 2013
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Pouch Cove, NL
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24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“wonderfull informative”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

The guides were excellent, among the best I've encountered at a Parks Canada site. The displays were well mounted and very informative.

Visited August 2013
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