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Prime Berth Fishing Museum

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Address: Main Tickle Causeway, Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador A0G 4M0, Canada
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+1 709-884-2485

Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre is a private...

Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre is a private interpretive fishing center and craft studio created by David Boyd as a tribute to his fisher forefathers.In honour of this tradition, and as a tribute to proud people so dear to his heart, David decided to call his heritage centre - "Prime Berth"- meaning literally -"the best spot!"

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All about nets and fishing.

Wonderful and educational! Everything you will ever need to know about nets, fish, fishermen and fishing boats and marine engines! Not to mention a whale skeleton and some good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Alastair R
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful and educational! Everything you will ever need to know about nets, fish, fishermen and fishing boats and marine engines! Not to mention a whale skeleton and some good old downhome Newfoundland music thrown in for good measure! The Prime Berth is must visit on a trip to Twillingate! Both adults and kids will love it!

Thank Alastair R
New City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I didn't know where to start, there was just so much there to see. If you go, make sure you get the orientation because you learn a lot and it's very entertaining and funny. There is so much stuff lining the walls, it might appear to be junk to you, but it's all history. This trip will certainly need more... More 

Thank oatografia
Norris Arm, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All exhibits have been created by the owner with his own funds! Whale skeleton, music, gift shop, tours at VERY reasonable rates. Also boat tours for crab, lobster, cod fishing and whale and iceberg watching. We go every year!

Thank Joannie709
Vancouver, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

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.

Thank BarbieLaur
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. I agree there are not many places like Prime Berth in Twillingate, even if I do say so myself. This place was put together by towing historic buildings through the water, collecting a multitude of fishing artefacts , and putting it all together with a of of love for a life now passing. We have worked... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 November 2016

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 impressive - I like old stuff and there was quite the collection here - like a cross between a museum and an... More 

Thank vb22
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes, too bad I was not around when you came to visit- would have loved to show you around and or take you on a boat tour, if you so wished. More 

Dunvegan, Ontario
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

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 enjoyed the salting of the cod demo by Dave. After our tour, David invited us to his home for a cup of tea. Little did we know, his... More 

Thank Karenbriandunvegan
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

Thanks so much. When u visit my museum be sure to take my boat tour as well. We try and give a unique experience, plus just installed 2 brand new motors for great safety on my boat trips. More 

Niagara Falls, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

Viewed all of the displays at the fishing museum. Quite a collection. Great video on how Captain Dave moved his fathers' "stage" (cleaning shed) down the bay to its current location. Went on a fishing tour with Captain Dave on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Be prepared to get wet! Jigged for cod and caught a few. Since we had no... More 

Thank Chearn60
captdave2015, Owner at Prime Berth Fishing Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your trip with me. Our goal is to make your trip with Capt Dave the highlight of your viisit to NL. Just put 2 brand new 90 four strokes on for a thrilling and safe ride. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My wife and I visited the museum during our tour of Newfoundland. It came highly recommended by host at our bed and breakfast, Captain's Legacy. We met Dave and did the tour. A lot of history here, very interesting. Highlight was the whale skeleton. It comes from a whale washed up on an Island which Dave found and got permission... More 

Thank Ray J
Blind Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

There are a lot of very interesting and educational displays here. After several weeks of travel in Nfld. we had seen a lot of presentations about the cod fishery and thought we had a pretty good handle on how it worked but it wasn't until we saw the displays at the Prime Berth that it all came together and the... More 

Thank Peter B
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4 reviews
Reviewed 23 September 2016

An interesting visit. Walk around and you might see things that your grandparents used and many things that you won't recognize.

Thank Dorothy W

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