Basin Head Fisheries Museum

2 Kent Street
Charlottetown, PE - C1A 1M7

Type: History Museums
(902) 357-7233
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The Basin Head Fisheries Museum is a charming museum located in Basin Head Provincial Park on Prince Edward Island, Canada. Situated on the eastern shores of the island, the museum showcases the rich maritime heritage and fishing traditions of the region.

The museum offers visitors a fascinating glimpse into the history of fishing on Prince Edward Island, with exhibits and displays highlighting the evolution of the fishing industry over the years. Visitors can learn about the tools, techniques, and technology used by fishermen, as well as the important role that fishing has played in shaping the culture and economy of the island.

In addition to its exhibits, the Basin Head Fisheries Museum also features interactive displays, hands-on activities, and multimedia presentations, providing visitors with an immersive and educational experience. Visitors can explore the museum at their own pace or participate in guided tours led by knowledgeable staff members.

Outside the museum, visitors can enjoy the scenic surroundings of Basin Head Provincial Park, which features beautiful sandy beaches, walking trails, and stunning views of the Gulf of St. Lawrence. The park is also home to the famous "Singing Sands" beach, known for the unique sound produced by the shifting sands underfoot.

Overall, the Basin Head Fisheries Museum offers a memorable and enriching experience for visitors of all ages, providing a deeper understanding of the fishing heritage and cultural traditions of Prince Edward Island. Whether you're interested in history, nature, or simply enjoying a day at the beach, the museum and its surroundings have something to offer everyone.

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Opening Hours July and August:
Everyday:  9:30 am - 4:45 pm

 Weekdays Only: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm

Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 4:45 pm
Fees Adults $4.00

Students  $3.50

Pre-schoolers are free

Family (including 2 adults and 2 children)  $11.50

School tours $3.00 per student

Group tours (of 20 or more people) $3.50 pp

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