Fodor's Expert Review Prime Berth Twillingate Fishery & Heritage Centre

Twillingate Family

This museum pays tribute to the life and work of fishermen in Twillingate, whose livelihood was determined by annual lottery, which assigned the top fishing area or prime berth. Visitors are awed by actual reconstructions of two whale skeletons, as well as an underwater camera and an iceberg gallery. There's also a blacksmith shop, an aquarium, an observation tower, and a crafts studio. The facility's owner, David Boyd, aka Captain Dave (, conducts boat trips to fish for lobster and cod or to watch whales and icebergs.

Family History Museum

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1 Main Hwy. 340
Twillingate, Newfoundland and Labrador  A0G 4M0, Canada


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