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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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+1 902-295-2069
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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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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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New Waterford, Canada
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New Waterford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Milwaukee
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Besides the telephone, we learned that Bell invented/worked on planes and hydrofoils. For those who have family members who worked for ANY telephone co., there is a book to register the name and any pertinent info, according to our guide.

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Madison Heights, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

What a complete surprise and what a great find. So many interesting things to see, so much knowledge to learn. Take a couple hours and explore this museum and be amazed at what this man did besides the telephone.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Have visited on a few occasions now , it is very interesting a lot of information. The display is really done well , plenty of space to roam and look . There are so many things to see, so many things I didn't know . A lot of history, displayed with a lot of information. It's amazing how much the... More 

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