Prime Berth Fishing Museum, Twillingate

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A welcoming, quirky sight as your cross the causeway into the historic Twillingate Islands, Prime Berth Fishing Museum was set up to honor the founders' fishing forefathers, and provide a one of a kind authentic experience for visitors in this enchanting corner of Newfoundland. A labor of love for David Boyd and his wife, the fishery and heritage center unearth a wealth of fishing and maritime history across seven rustic buildings, including a unique craft studio and the only fully constructed sei whale skeleton in Canada. For the full Newfoundland experience, take to the open sea with the founder himself, and enjoy a hands on tour of the local area, see spectacular icebergs and try your hand at reeling in your very own catch of the day. Make Prime Berth Fishing Museum a centerpiece of your Twillingate vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Twillingate trip itinerary planner.
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  • nice little museum, owner also run cod fishing tour, we missed it as you'd better book ahead. it was fun to watch him cutting cod and feed the fishes, you can watch it from underwater camera too.  more »
  • This was a highlight of our trip to Nfld. Be prepared to spend 2 or 3 hours looking and reading about the past history of the fishing industry which spans several generations of Capt. Daves family. Da...  more »
  • My father was a fisherman in Nova Scotia as was his dad & his dad before him. Never have I been so informed as to all the paraphernalia was & what it is used for & what it is called. This place is a t...  more »
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  • Fantastic experience.learned lots and lots about nfld.highly recommend.
  • Informative made by some who passionate about fishing history
  • We ummed and arrred about doing this self guided tour of the museum. However, I'm so glad we did it. It was only $5.00 and it really is quite fascinating. We expected to be through it in about 20 mins as we had a long drive ahead but we ended up spending 45 mins there. Well worth the money!
  • Probably my best experience in NL!
  • Lots of stuff for the kids and the underwater camera is fun

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