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Ye Matthew Legacy

Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1493
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Waste of time

We were very disappointed with this attraction. We were not told in advance that the ship was in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
BC-Westcoaster
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Vancouver, Canada
Excellent

Very interesting displays leading to the replica of the Matthew which we were able to explore at... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lancastrians16
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UK
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average19%
  • Poor2%
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Travellers talk about
“john cabot” (28 reviews)
“replica ship” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (10 reviews)
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Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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+1 709-468-1493
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"small ship"
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"large building"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very disappointed with this attraction. We were not told in advance that the ship was in dry dock or that there were no tour guides for the ship. After entering we went into a room where we read a number of displays boards...More

Thank BC-Westcoaster
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting displays leading to the replica of the Matthew which we were able to explore at leisure. Learnt a lot about Giovanni Cabotto (not John Cabot! )and the plaques and memorials outside added a little poingancy.

Thank Lancastrians16
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took the kids here when the weather was a little uncooperative. Nice exhibit on John Cabot. We enjoyed seeing the replica boat.

Thank Kim C
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Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

We so enjoyed visiting the replica of the Matthew that sailed across from Bristol, England in 1497. This replica was built in Newfoundland by Newfoundlanders! This was one of the best attractions that we did in Bonavista. Our tour guide, Frazer, was awesome, he was...More

Thank paulandcolleen
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Reviewed 2 July 2018

Excellent full size replica inside large building on the harbour front. Lots of history and well laid out. You can walk onto the ship and explore .

Thank andrewbadham1
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

The interpretive centre was excellent and very enjoyable, however, although the leaflet we were given said that a guided tour of the ship would take place with access to below deck, it is currently being renovated so no tour was available. It would have been...More

Thank Suma16
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Reviewed 26 June 2018

The ship has been in inside storage for 4 years waiting for necessary repairs. This makes it a good option for a bad weather day. The interpretive displays are a first person account of preparations for the voyage as told by the ship's doctor which...More

Thank David R
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

We weren’t sure what this really was until we got it in. Site would benefit by having a sit down viewing area with scheduled video presentation. As it was, a small TV screen seemed insufficient. Ship - was surprised - it was a bonafied seaworthy...More

1  Thank Deamsglobetrotter
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

This is a must visit when in the area of Bonavista. Great replica of the original ship. Being able to go on board and see how the shop actually looked was a great experience.

Thank EHMToronto
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

The detailed information was fascinating to read. The gentleman at the museum was so friendly and knowledgeable. It was quite amazing to see what conditions the explorers lived in when sailing over here. It was definitely worth going to see.

Thank ptens70
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dmfriesen
10 October 2016|
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Response from Madeline R | Reviewed this property |
I think 45 minutes to an hour would do it. I'm very interested in history so read each placard and enjoyed it all. the ship was in dry dock through a set of doors to the left and the exit takes you through the gift shop.
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Lisa P
5 April 2016|
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Response from BCbikeGuy | Reviewed this property |
The interpretive centre is in the large building that also houses the ship. You can go on board and see all of it although some of the smaller cabins are roped off but open to see. We really enjoyed the museum part as well... More
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