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Ye Matthew Legacy

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

Visited the Mathew Legacy. It was a huge replica of the Mathew. The boat is in a large building and... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Dahl H
An up close and personal exhibit

Being able to actually go on board the replica Matthew was beyond cool. It really made the history... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Barbara G
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“john cabot” (22 reviews)
“sailing ship” (4 reviews)
“gift shop” (8 reviews)
Roper Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
+1 709-468-1493
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Visited the Mathew Legacy. It was a huge replica of the Mathew. The boat is in a large building and it is a must see.

Thank Dahl H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Being able to actually go on board the replica Matthew was beyond cool. It really made the history come alive.

Thank Barbara G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really interesting to visit a working replica of John Cabot's ship in it's protective boat house. There is a nice exhibit with it.

Thank Consultantgal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I mean "really cool" since the Matthew is moored outside the museum proper & the wind was up the day we were there so you needed to dress for the weather. It's covered though so rainy days shouldn't be a problem. We really enjoyed this...More

Thank 19arjaykay46
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even if this is not truly historic it gives you great insights into how sailing the Atlantic at the time of John Cabot took place.

Thank peterp_knobel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Matthew is currently under restoration - what has been restored so far has been done with great consideration and we really gained an understanding of what life at sea must have been like. Looking up the mast and thinking of having to climb up...More

Thank turch2014
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We really enjoyed touring the Matthew Legacy. It was great to refresh our Canadian history back to Cabot's in 1497. Well worth the stop if in Bonavista.

Thank John W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoyed the visit. The staff were very friendly and informative. Shared lots of information. A definite must see in Bonavista

Thank Leanne M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice exhibit but a little boring. There is a small room to read the history of the ship. Then there is the ship which is kept inside a building ready to float. Except that it can not float for now because it needs repairs.

Thank Angeles
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

it was a very informative with a visit on board the Matthew. The Matthew was inside for repairs, and I would have much preferred to board it while in the harbour.

Thank sunshinebaby45
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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.
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