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Port Dover Harbour Museum

44 Harbour St, Port Dover, Ontario N0A 1N0, Canada
+1 519-583-2660
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quaint small town marine museum

this place is packed with fishing & nautical displays...mainly about the local fishing / marine... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
brokey2
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Port Dover, Canada
So interesting

Admission by donation . Very informative ! An excellent way to spend an hour or so on a cold day... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Eliz29-12
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Duncan, Canada
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  • Average3%
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“great lakes” (5 reviews)
“local history” (6 reviews)
“lake erie” (19 reviews)
LOCATION
44 Harbour St, Port Dover, Ontario N0A 1N0, Canada
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44 Harbour St, Port Dover, Ontario N0A 1N0, Canada
+1 519-583-2660
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this place is packed with fishing & nautical displays...mainly about the local fishing / marine history...definitely have to go back and see more...too much to see and absorb in an hour...fantastic collection of local marine lore, artifacts and history

Thank brokey2
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

Admission by donation . Very informative ! An excellent way to spend an hour or so on a cold day ! I learned a lot about the local area and the staff were helpful and friendly . Would recommend for adults and children alike

Thank Eliz29-12
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

What a great way to see some of Port Dovers past. Great displays that change a few times a year. Free to get in but a donation would be welcomed. Friendly staff

Thank Yes2scotland
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great place to find out about Lake Erie and it's shallow waters. Amazed at the number of shipwrecks and the maps on display showing the position and dates of the wrecks. A must visit if you have an afternoon free in Port Dover.

Thank Elarnus
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

What a little gem.We were visiting from England,when we came across this little gem.Free to get in it gives you a great idea of how the fishing industry worked on the lakes On entry we were met by a very nice lady,who was very informative,and...More

Thank charliecrickmore
Reviewed 30 July 2017

FREE and GREAT. Lots of local history! fun activities for the kids, great narratives to all activities. We spent about an hour there and he kids loved it... Did I mention all that for FREE?

Thank podilcek
Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

I really enjoy this little museum, lots of things to see and learn about history ,culture and fishermans in general, its free too. Staff was friendly and very helpful. If you are there you should check this out.

Thank Lacramioara M
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We visited here to learn about the history of the area particularly the fishing industry. I particularly enjoyed it since there were references to people and event that I remember when we vacationed here as a child. The staff was very helpful and made accommodations...More

Thank travellerjim2015
Reviewed 11 July 2017

An awesome museum, featuring plenty of interesting exhibits on the history of Port Dover and Lake Erie. I was especially fascinated by the history of shipwrecks which dot the shores of Lake Erie. The time-lapse movie on freighters traversing the Great Lakes was intriguing. The...More

Thank Canadian_Guy1000
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Plenty of interesting exhibits on the local history, commercial fishing and Lake Erie’s shipwrecks. A lot of authentic artifacts.

Thank Pike53
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