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. See Prime Berth Fishing Museum and all Twillingate has to offer by arranging your trip with our Twillingate vacation trip planner.
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  • This is what NFLD was all about. After spending time in the unique gift shop we went into the small museum and received an informative talk on all things "Newfie". We went to Dave's "stage house" and ...  more »
  • This is an odd little place. It has a gift shop and then at the back a small museum and some displays down by the wharf. The big feature is a full sized whale skeleton which is pretty unusual. The pri...  more »
  • Can spend hours walking through the buildings and learning about the history of local fishing. Tons of original photos, trinkets, artifacts and other items. Whale skeleton!  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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