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Today in Island History
1819 Napoleon Bonaparte comes to town -- well, at least his picture does. An 11' by 9' portrait by Mr. JP Drake, Artist, is touring North America and will be on display at Col DesBrisay's former house. Admission, 1s. "This picture is decidedly acknowledged by all who were personally acuainted with Bonaparte to be the most correct and striking likeness portraied to the public since the battle of Waterloo."
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Basin Head Fisheries Museum

Situated on the bluff overlooking the Northumberland Strait, Basin Head Fisheries Museum tells the story of PEI’s historic inshore fishery with all new displays and exhibits that will take you back in time. Visit the Cannery for a glimse at what the fishing industry really looked like!

While at Basin Head, wander the boardwalk and stroll along the magnificent white “singing” sands.  Discover Sun, Sand and Suf, the large museum gift shop, right on the boardwalk. Also located on site is The Scoop for icecream treats and cold drinks and there are beach services and a children's play village.

Now Open for the Summer!
Join us for lots of  fun!



  PEI Museum and Heritage Passport

 Hours of Operation


July and August

Daily - 9:30am - 4:45:pm

September Hour

Weekdays Only


Monday - Friday

9:30am - 4:45pm

Admission Seniors recieve a 10%
Discount off Regular
Adult admission

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
Prices do not include HST of 14%

Events and Exhibits

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Contact Information

Phone: (902) 357-7233

Off Season Phone: (902) 368-6600

Fax: (902) 357-7232



336 Basin Head Road, Souris PE

GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594

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