Marconi National Historic Site of Canada, Glace Bay

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  • 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 r...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • July 9, 2017
    During my research before we left, I knew very well that the site was not open at this time of the year, but, I wanted to go there to see the beautiful steep cliffs close to 20 meters of height. The Table Head landscape is really beautiful. Marconi (1874-1937) had a great influence on the world of telecommunications and technology. December 15, 1902, he sent the first message overseas from its base station installed at Table Head wireless. He developed wireless telegraphy. You can visit the small museum from July 1 to labor day, daily 10-18 h.
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  • June 8, 2017
    This place is closed, but the cliff is nice and there was a cute Kitty my wife got to play with.
  • August 5, 2016
    This site is gorgeous in the Spring. I visited with my fiance in the late afternoon, and it was chilly, peaceful, and entirely devoid of other visitors. The cliffs and the sound of the ocean are beautiful. Aside from the natural beauty of the site, the remains of Marconi's towers are fascinating. There are several signs with historic information, even if there are no guides to help. On a different note, this site is so difficult to find! We had to use our GPS and just trust that we were indeed going the right way. You will pass by a lot of houses in a residential area before you arrive.
  • August 5, 2016
    It's small but extremely significant to telecommunications history. Guides were wonderful and approached visitors to offer short tours and offer their expertise. Beautiful view. We did the Miners Museum 8km away in the morning, had lunch, then did Marconi. Hit the Fossil Centre after lunch, all at a nice easy pace.
  • May 23, 2017
    Came in and everything was borded up. Closed? No info indicating operating hours etc
  • August 27, 2016
    Very educational stop. Nice views. Learned lots on Marconi's scientific contributions.

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