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“Destination Museum”

Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site
Ranked #1 of 18 things to do in Baddeck
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Owner description: 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.
Pasadena, Maryland
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Destination Museum”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

This museum is a National Historic Site of Canada on the Cabot Trail It is situated on a beautiful landscaped elevation where you can enjoy a lunch picnic. At a leisure pace you can easily spend a half day or more. There is something for all ages and very educational. There is so much to learn and you can decide what level or depth you wish to experience. We chose to do it all and came away with a new appreciation of this great man. It is laid out in a user friendly way with exhibits and films. Truly this will give you a wonderful appreciation of Alexander Graham Bell as you learn about not only his inventions but also his personality and his friends. I felt like I really came to know this brilliant person. At the entrance of the museum they had a very interesting time line not to be missed.

Visited October 2012
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Marblehead, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
27 attraction reviews
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“Bring the kids!”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

Before visiting the museum I knew only three facts about Alexander Graham Bell. He was born in Scotland, he lived in the USA and he invented the telephone.

While the telephone is what he will always be remembered for, he achieved much more during his lifetime.

Today we learned of his time as a teacher of the deaf, his involvement in making a prototype aeroplane, developing the hydrofoil and much more. His plane was the first to fly one kilometre in public.

The exhibits are well presented, interesting and surprisingly diverse. I highly recommend spending 15 minutes in the theatre watching a film on the lives of Alexander and his wife Mable.

There are plenty of interesting activities for children, including kite making.

All parts of the museum are disabled accessible.

Visited August 2012
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watford
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
“One of the best museums I have ever been to”
Reviewed January 22, 2013

It is laid out so well in a most interesting way. The films we watched before actually going around the museum were brilliant at filling in the background information. The exhibits are well labelled

Visited October 2012
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Nova Scotia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“OK”
Reviewed January 17, 2013

Took the grand children here. I had been there many times before. The grand kids really liked it, and found it captivating. I was not impressed to see people with certain auto club cards get a discount on admission when people who work in the tourist industry pay full price for something that used to be free. So next time i will not be an ambasitor, I will wait in the parking lot

Visited July 2012
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“More than you might expect”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

We spent an afternoon at the Alexander Graham Bell Historic Site while touring the Cabot Trail. While we fully expected to learn about the telephone history, we had no idea of the other initiatives Bell was involved in, and it was very interesting to learn about those, too. The museum is well-interpreted with a variety of exhibits, and while they can become too text-heavy at times, there are several interpretative films and hands-on learning exhibits. There is a lot to explore here - if you have time, definitely make the stop.

Visited August 2012
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