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Ye Matthew Legacy

Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1493
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Come and Explore

This museum takes you on the journey of John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) from when he was young lad... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Outstanding, Hidden Gem

The Ye Matthew Legacy is located in Bonavista, on the Discovery Trail, Route 230 in Eastern... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2017
David B
Saint-Lambert, Canada
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“john cabot” (24 reviews)
“replica ship” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (9 reviews)
Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1493
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum takes you on the journey of John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) from when he was young lad until the time he set sail on the Matthew in 1497 from Bristol to North America. After the history part, you then enter a room where an...More

Thank Cynderella43
Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Ye Matthew Legacy is located in Bonavista, on the Discovery Trail, Route 230 in Eastern Newfoundland. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I returned in September to drive the few scenic routes I had missed....More

Thank David B
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We were allowed entrance and we had a 'personal' tour (just the two of us and another couple). Very informative, very well made (the replica of the ship was made locally by locals) and an eye opener to the hardships of traveling the Atlantic by...More

Thank MPGregory
Reviewed 18 September 2017

This is potentially a very interesting visit but a couple of changes would make it better. The information boards are in old style script which makes it difficult to read and almost impossible for dyslexics. Plain script versions alongside would be good. The staff didn't...More

Thank Greyfoodie
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Cabots ship that carried him to Newfoundland. Well constructed re-creation with freedom to explore most of the ship. Guide was knowledgeable and the whole display was very informative....just wish I could have climbed up the mast.

Thank Lynne W
Reviewed 5 September 2017

We've toured many historic sites and were thrilled with Ye Matthew Legacy. Fantastic building, welcoming, knowledgeable staff and an interesting and comprehensive exhibit. A must-see while in Bonavista.

Thank dkb60
Reviewed 31 August 2017

Fascinating full size replica of Cabot's ship. Separate display has informative artifacts and stories. Bonavista is said to be the place where Cabot landed, being Venetian exclaimed "O bona vista!"

Thank Tran L
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Reading the story as you walk in gives you a bigger appreciation for the history. This is a self guided tour. They had a tv on which I found distracting since you were expected to read so much. My father thought it would have been...More

Thank Kanadasaram13
Reviewed 24 August 2017 via mobile

Arrives early in the afternoon. An event was being hosted so admission was free (🙌) My kids (7,13) thought it was interesting. Toured the ship and looked at some displays. Stayed about 30 minutes. Would recommend as a quick stop.

Thank Christa B
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The staff are genuinely excited to tell you about the history, the displays and the artifacts, and this is history all Canadians would be interested in!

Thank Gary T
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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.
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