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Hidden gem frozen in time

Great example of a Victorian home & overflowing with history about our local hero Billy Bishop... read more

Reviewed 23 December 2017
Eamon F
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Owen Sound, Canada
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Ghost walk - ok

Visited the museum and did the evening ghost walk. The museum is quite interesting. The Ghost... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2018
Linda C
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Owen Sound, Canada
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

Located on a street with other homes, it has no parking lot, but free street parking is available. Admission was $5, which includes a small booklet. The tour is self-guided.

Lots of excellent information and photographs are provided in what was his childhood home.

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

This museum being in the Bishop home makes it really nice. There are plenty of original items in the home and some replicas of originals (to preserve the original item, like letters). But I was disappointed when I saw little signs saying the item I was looking at wasn't actually from the home but something very much like what the family would have used.

Thank Savytraveller10
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

It always is a treat to step into the past, figuratively, and see history come alive. I know that I have a deeper appreciation for and understanding of Bishop's WWI contributions as a result of this museum - and so does my daughter. I was especially impressed by how thoroughly the museum explains Bishop's later contributions to society and the RCAF, after the war. The city of Owen Sound should financially invest in this property, given the historical signifance of Bishop to Canadian history.

Thank MaraInTO
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Reviewed 29 July 2016

Great museum. It has a nice set up and good displays and information. It is nicely maintained and a great place to go if you want to learn about Canadian heritage or just want to do something interesting.

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Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Self guided tour. Stairs. There is wheelchair accessible at the back of the house. Canada is so fortunate to have such a character. We are lucky to still have his boyhood home. I would have liked to see what young Billy's bedroom would have looked liked. But, great displays for all wars and all of our military. It is nonetheless a real iconic gem to see. Beautiful area to visit is a real plus. Spread your wings and visit Canada's WWI air ace!! ✈

Thank PiperGuy
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