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Ryan Premises National Historic Site

Rolling Cove Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1600
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Interesting, informative, loaded with artifacts and displays from the local area

We were only planning an hour maximum for the Ryan Premises but ended up spending more than two... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
sparrow826
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Toronto, Canada
Historically important site

Cod was the mainstay of the Newfoundland economy especially dried salted cod. The Ryan family was... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sickmoose
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Closed for the Season
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“cod” (26 reviews)
“parks canada” (9 reviews)
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Rolling Cove Road, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-468-1600
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"fishing industry"
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"cod"
in 26 reviews
"parks canada"
in 9 reviews
"several buildings"
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"fishing history"
in 3 reviews
"interesting displays"
in 4 reviews
"family home"
in 2 reviews
"different buildings"
in 3 reviews
"a great learning experience"
in 2 reviews
"low admission price"
in 2 reviews
"rich history"
in 2 reviews
"gift shop"
in 7 reviews
"dining room"
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"answer any questions"
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"self guided"
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"the main house"
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"two hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were only planning an hour maximum for the Ryan Premises but ended up spending more than two hours touring the different buildings. The history on the Ryan business and the cod fishery in Newfoundland is interesting.The premises are located front on the ocean front....More

Thank sparrow826
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cod was the mainstay of the Newfoundland economy especially dried salted cod. The Ryan family was the main merchant buying the cod and this museum area is a display of life during that time. It illustrates the rise and fall of the cod industry in...More

Thank Sickmoose
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went to the Ryan Premises on Canada day with my little 8 year old cousin. She had a fantastic time participating in the Canada day festivities they held there this year. After she was done with the games we took time to go through...More

Thank KaitlynAbbott
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good local history museum in several buildings on the harbour front. Well laid out, helpful guides.

Thank andrewbadham1
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited here expecting to find it set up as it was in the fish trading days. However it is a museum with displays only. We were rather disappointed. During the visit to the house a Parcs Canada employee gave us a fascinating glimpse of...More

Thank Suma16
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see (and read) about the history of the fishing industry, you should allow 2 hours for it. Information is gained mostly through reading the exhibit murals and there are several short, silent B&W movies from the 50's. Washrooms and gift...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The history of Atlantic Canadas fisheries is interesting, but this place really only presents basic information and lacks the stories of the people who worked there. Needs more/better guided tours and more historical artifacts in the house area. Can be skipped.

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very interesting view of the lives of the men and women fishing in NL. They sure had to work hard, men and women, catching, salting and drying the cod in a very unforgiving climate. There is also a museum of the town, Bonavista, with a...More

Thank macKay201158
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The premises look great on the outside and unique and we can understand why its an historical site by the provincial government. However, being there a few times now but never can get in before either its closed or off season. Wish it could be...More

Thank Alick T
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Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

Wing Commander received free passes in 2017 for our Centennial. BUT because we travel on shoulder season we passed Parks Canada sites continually that were NOT open for the season. So ... we like monkeys we purchased passes in 2018 to do the Parks Canada...More

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