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AshMarMac wrote a review Aug 2019
15 contributions
Our first time visiting and we very much enjoyed it. The property is beautiful. Loved the guided tour of the house and being able to walk down along the water and throughout the beautiful property and gardens. Doesn’t take too long which is nice too!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from oceanhomestead, Manager at Fisherman's Life Museum
Responded 18 Aug 2019
Hi AshMarMac, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to share your nice words. All the best, Matthew
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trainfan2000 wrote a review Jun 2019
Hamilton, Canada2,599 contributions576 helpful votes
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This museum is actually a collection of original buildings that belonged to a family of in-shore fishermen. The buildings passed more or less directly from the family to the province and so there are many original artifacts in the museum (pictures of the family, furniture, etc.). There were 21 children born in the house over two generations and their story is told through the staff and the displays. There is the house, the barn and the fishing wharf and shed - all of which can be visited. As you walk through the house and look at the bedrooms and other rooms you can gain insights into what life was like for this Nova Scotia family of hard working people in the last half of the 19th century and first half of the 20th century. Well worth the visit if you are in the area.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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Response from NorthStar34817446310, Manager at Fisherman's Life Museum
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Hello, Thank you for sharing positive feedback from your recent visit to Fisherman's Life Museum. We hope you got to sample some of our summer kitchen sweets as well. Perhaps we'll see you again as the museum offers different public events throughout each summer season. All the best, -Matthew
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katie m wrote a review Oct 2018
Truro, Canada10 contributions4 helpful votes
nice washrooms in there , the clerk wasnt overly friendly never even talked to me or my husband,but nice displays and art
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from NorthStar34817446310, Manager at Fisherman's Life Museum
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Hello Katie, I'm sorry to hear that you and your husband were not greeted upon visiting Fisherman's Life Museum. We feel it's important to make all of our visitors feel welcome. Should you visit again, we'll look forward to providing you with a positive visitor experience. Thank you for sharing your feedback, -Matthew
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runnerbean111 wrote a review Aug 2018
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom41 contributions13 helpful votes
This charming homestead is a slice of local history that you can immerse yourself in. Peaceful and full of lovely historical artefacts. No televisions needed then, people were just too busy doing everything themselves. Matthew was a very pleasant source of information and answered all my questions. Spend time walking around the site and unwind.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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Response from NorthStar34817446310, Manager at Fisherman's Life Museum
Responded 2 Jul 2019
Thank you so much for stopping in to visit with us. It was a pleasure to chat and learn about some of your family history as well. Many thanks for taking time to share reflections of your visit. -Matthew
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Gayle E wrote a review Jul 2017
The Villages, Florida1,117 contributions270 helpful votes
This is how a fisherman's family lived and survived with 13 in total. All girls who had to lend a hand to their Dad to make it work. Smoke the fish, can the apples, hook rugs, or make rag rugs, and do e everything to survive! It is an intact home from the past! Well done!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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