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Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site

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Address: 559 Chebucto St, Baddeck, Nova Scotia B0E 1B0, Canada
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This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with...

This museum chronicles the life and career of Alexander Graham Bell with its rich collection of artifacts and documents accumulated by Dr. Bell and his family during their time in Nova Scotia.

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My son and two Grandsons stopped for a visit at the Museum on our way to visit other family members in Sydney. The boys 11and7 were very excited. The Museum did not... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2017
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Truro
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Reviewed 16 March 2017 via mobile

My son and two Grandsons stopped for a visit at the Museum on our way to visit other family members in Sydney. The boys 11and7 were very excited. The Museum did not disappoint...the boys were given a booklet to record their findings. They were also able to try to fly a kite outside on a beautiful sunny day. The staff... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

It's an interesting walk through for those who are interested in his history and contributions to the world. Not something I'd go out of my way to visit, but if you are in the area, you can easily spend a few hours here. Nice little kids area, and the exhibits are few, but interesting.

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Reviewed 12 March 2017

So many wonderful exhibits to see, feel and interact with. I was struck by the energies of a great mind and inventor that I felt were still present in the items that he enjoyed while on Earth. Plan on spending a full day - my only regret is we did not do so. This is definitely on my list of... More 

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New Waterford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

This is a major piece of Canadian history. The site cateres to all ages. I have taken many of my school clases their over the years. This is a family friendly site with plenty of history and artifacts from the early years of the Bell family. The children will be kept busy with hands on activities. The grounds are immaculate... More 

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Montegabbione, Italy
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Alexander Graham Bell and his wife Mable spent the last 30 years of their lives in Baddeck where they built their home named Beinn Breagh (=gaelic for "beautiful mountain"). Visitors will be amazed at the scope and endless curiosity of this extraordinary inventor and visionary who was born in Edinburgh, Scotland. His wife Mable Bell was an inspiring woman who... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Really fantastic museum. Great displays, films, models. It was very interesting. I had no idea Alexander graham Bell invented so many things!

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

As a Scot I was brought up to be proud of Alexander Graham Bell as he invented the telephone but this museum describes beautifully that he was more than that. He devoted his life to helping the deaf to cope with their deafness. He also invented a variety of means of mass transportation including kites and, more useful and more... More 

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Very nice museum on the lives of Alexander and Mabel Bell. Nice exhibits and artifacts. Beautiful 1 hour drive (each way) from Sydney. I recommend pulling over for a photo stop at the Bras d'Or Lake and St Ann's Overlooks. If you are on a cruise, I highly recommend making plans for some type of excursion as there is only... More 

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Reviewed 6 December 2016

Not bad but could be better. The size and variety of exhibits is sure to surprise. Interesting man and family life too. Hope one day the nearby family home will be open too.

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Toronto
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Reviewed 28 November 2016

It is a modern museum which attempts to both educate about Bell and his Baddeck life. It succeeds modestly at both.

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