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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.


Closing for the Season September 20! 
(open weekdays only in September)

Still Time to Join us for Lots of  fun!

SALE SALE SALE .........
at the BASIN HEAD SHOP
Sun, Sand and Surf!
Starting Friday, August 25, 2017
50% OFF ALL SWIM SUITS, HATS AND WRAPS
SAVINGS OF 25% AND MORE ON ALL STORE STOCK!
(
ART WORK AND CONSIGNMENT ITEMS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS SALE)



OUR MAIN PHONE LINE 
(902-357-7233)

 



  PEI Museum and Heritage Passport

Hours of Operation

                    

July and August

Daily - 9:30am - 4:45pm


September Hours

Weekdays Only
9:30am - 4:45pm

June

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 per person
 
Prices do not include HST of 15%

Events and Exhibits

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Contact Information

Phone: (902) 357-7233

Off Season Phone: (902) 368-6600

Fax: (902) 357-7232

Email: basin_head@gov.pe.ca

Location

336 Basin Head Road, Souris PE

GPS N46 22.734 W-062 6.594

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