W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum, Yarmouth: Address, Phone Number, W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum Reviews: 5/5

W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum
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Step across the threshold and back in time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits: a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair sheds, wharf decks and even a coastal freighter.
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Yasemin
Sola, Norway3 contributions
Jun 2019
A small but beautiful museum to learn about the history of Sweeney Fisheries.
We were here for research, but this is a museum for everyone interested in the fish industry and fishing boats etc.
Written 10 February 2020
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Cory
Calgary, Canada16 contributions
Aug 2019
grew up in Yarmouth, but only knew a little about the Sweeneys.
great exhibits really tell the story of what things used to be like.
Written 11 September 2019
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Cindy R
Canada76 contributions
Aug 2019
This museum is filled with local history of the Sweeney family. My favorite was the scaled down fishing boat, easy to explore and get a feeling of what it must be like. It would have been really nice if this museum offered guided tours to explain both how the Sweeney family was involved with the fishery and rum running.
Written 31 August 2019
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frankZ2399ZZ
Yarmouth, Canada5 contributions
Dec 2018 • Business
Well worth the time to see how things were done in the past. Artifacts are real and very interesting.
Written 12 December 2018
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Chris M
16 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
Relics from a fisheries, even scaled smaller original buildings! Lots of photos, an actual 1/3 scale ship. Preserved with love for an industry history, not your typical museum at all.
Written 9 October 2018
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James A
Yarmouth40 contributions
Jul 2018 • Solo
Best fisheries museum I have seen around the Atlantic. The collection is complete and impecably displayed. A lot of care and attention to detail has gone into the place. Be warned: No air conditioning. On a hot day I would avoid the place, it is uncomfortably hot. Otherwise amazing place you can get lost and spend hours.
Written 29 August 2018
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bag02341
Hanson, Massachusetts369 contributions
Aug 2018 • Family
A small, but cute museum with real artifacts from the original building. Someone took a lot of time to create the small rooms and put in the artifacts. My friend's daughter loved the dress up on the life size boat. Well worth the few dollars to get into the place.
Written 8 August 2018
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thurston116
Calgary, Canada5 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
Well worth the modest admission fee. Original artifacts from the days of fish drying and sailing ships. Pleasant, friendly, and informative staff. Lots to see and think about from the original Sweeney's wharf businesses.
Written 25 July 2018
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Herbert C
Broken Bow, NE29 contributions
Jun 2018 • Business
Stop here. It is amazing. So so worth going to see, small but mighty and one of the most fascinating museums I have ever set foot in.
Written 2 July 2018
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Jnanayog
St. John's, Canada4,116 contributions
Jun 2018 • Couples
The museum for its unique approach to exhibiting the past in realistic format Today is to be applauded for This Excellent result. Coming from a fishing community and large fishing area in Newfoundland I was thrilled to have visited this stunning museum. I have to return for there is just so much to see and oh the memories it evoked of my past. They have Definitely set a Benchmark of standards. The Bar has been raised.
Written 29 June 2018
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