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Ye Matthew Legacy

Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1493
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Fascinating

This is a,replica of the ship that brought John Cabot to Newfoundland 500 years ago. There is a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
macKay201158
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Ancaster, Canada
Poor service

Self directed tour however very little ability to ask questions to guides. Even while on the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CourtneyPi
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“john cabot” (24 reviews)
“replica ship” (7 reviews)
“gift shop” (9 reviews)
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Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a,replica of the ship that brought John Cabot to Newfoundland 500 years ago. There is a museum area where you learn how Cabot, an Italian, got the English King to fund his expedition. There is a lot of information on the tools they...More

Thank macKay201158
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Self directed tour however very little ability to ask questions to guides. Even while on the replica there was no education provided about the ship or history. Actually no one else was on the ship only two of us. It was dimly lit with little...More

Thank CourtneyPi
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great fictional story inside to bring out some details. Friendly & helpful staff if you initiate the conversation . Wonderful boat inside. Worth the visit while in Bonavista

Thank Osterjohn
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The replica of the Mathew is absolutely beautiful and well worth a visit. You are able to walk freely on board the boat and also learn a lot of the history. A good choice on a rainy day as the boat is sheltered indoors. Good...More

Thank conniedonner
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were lucky, on a cold rainy day, to spend time learning of John Cabot’s sailing journey with his 3 masted ship, the Matthew, & his 20 men (destination was Cathay) by travelling across the seas to the west...discovering Buena Vista(Bonavista). The full size replica...More

Thank maryv55
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on a foggy wet June day. Interesting and kids enjoyed climbing and exploring the small ship. I would say we spent a maximum of 45 mins there as the exhibit and ship are quite small.

Thank Angela E
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Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

The history of the Boat itself is fascinating. The tour guides make it seem as if you yourself are taking the same journey to this far fetched land.

Thank JRGBonavistaS
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This museum takes you on the journey of John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto) from when he was young lad until the time he set sail on the Matthew in 1497 from Bristol to North America. After the history part, you then enter a room where an...More

3  Thank Cynderella43
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

The Ye Matthew Legacy is located in Bonavista, on the Discovery Trail, Route 230 in Eastern Newfoundland. My wife and I had completed a cross country road trip in August 2017 and I returned in September to drive the few scenic routes I had missed....More

2  Thank David B
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We were allowed entrance and we had a 'personal' tour (just the two of us and another couple). Very informative, very well made (the replica of the ship was made locally by locals) and an eye opener to the hardships of traveling the Atlantic by...More

Thank MPGregory
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dmfriesen
11 October 2016|
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Response from Madeline R | Reviewed this property |
I think 45 minutes to an hour would do it. I'm very interested in history so read each placard and enjoyed it all. the ship was in dry dock through a set of doors to the left and the exit takes you through the gift shop.
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Lisa P
5 April 2016|
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Response from BCbikeGuy | Reviewed this property |
The interpretive centre is in the large building that also houses the ship. You can go on board and see all of it although some of the smaller cabins are roped off but open to see. We really enjoyed the museum part as well... More
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