Prime Berth Fishing Museum, Twillingate

(4.5/5 based on 190+ reviews on the web)
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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  • So much to see at this quirky place! Great story telling, singing with the ugly stick, and many interesting items to see. Highly recommend stopping here.  more »
  • We saw this place as we were headed north into Twillingate and the skeleton alone was justification for making a visit. Folks at the hotel said it was also worthy of a stop as well. This was pretty im...  more »
  • My husband and I visited Newfoundland in June 2009 for the first time. Prime Berth came recommended to us through Maxxim Vacations. It was a wonderful visit and very educational. We particularly enjoy...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Lots of stuff for the kids and the underwater camera is fun
  • Amazing icebergļ¼