Sydney (Nova Scotia) The Bell Museum Excursion Reviews

Visit the Bell Museum, located on 25 acres of landscaped grounds in the village of Baddeck. This is where Alexander Graham Bell, who invented the telephone at age 29, also made important contributions to medicine, engineering, agriculture, aeronautics, marine science, genetics, and teaching the deaf.
A great experience as we had just read a biography on Bell.
A great experience as we had just read a biography on Bell. This is the place where he went far beyond the telephone and invented things like speed boats and airplanes as well as much more.
A great experience as we had just read a biography on Bell. This is the place where he went far beyond the telephone and invented things like speed boats and airplanes as well as much more. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Poured down rain all day, so not as enjoyable as it could have been.
Poured down rain all day, so not as enjoyable as it could have been. Learned a lot about Bell and his other interests.
Poured down rain all day, so not as enjoyable as it could have been. Learned a lot about Bell and his other interests. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
As mentioned earlier, while the museum is interesting, it takes 1-1/2 hours to get there by bus and ...
As mentioned earlier, while the museum is interesting, it takes 1-1/2 hours to get there by bus and the scenery isn't that great going or coming. Also the tour guide was very basic (felt like she was reading her notes to us the ... Read More
As mentioned earlier, while the museum is interesting, it takes 1-1/2 hours to get there by bus and the scenery isn't that great going or coming. Also the tour guide was very basic (felt like she was reading her notes to us the entire trip) Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
A small but interesting museum.
A small but interesting museum. However the Norwegian-sponsored excursion didn't allow us to stop and photograph any of the amazing vistas that we passed.
A small but interesting museum. However the Norwegian-sponsored excursion didn't allow us to stop and photograph any of the amazing vistas that we passed. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This museum focused on Bell's inventions concerning flight and the topic wasn't very interesting to ...
This museum focused on Bell's inventions concerning flight and the topic wasn't very interesting to me.
This museum focused on Bell's inventions concerning flight and the topic wasn't very interesting to me. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
We did the Bell Museum, Baddeck & Bras d'Or Lake excursion.
We did the Bell Museum, Baddeck & Bras d'Or Lake excursion. Our tour guide had a lot of knowledge but was boring. It was about an hour ride to Baddeck, where the Bell Museum is, and we could have used a more dynamic speaker. ... Read More
We did the Bell Museum, Baddeck & Bras d'Or Lake excursion. Our tour guide had a lot of knowledge but was boring. It was about an hour ride to Baddeck, where the Bell Museum is, and we could have used a more dynamic speaker. The museum was interesting, again a little short on time. Read Less
Sail Date August 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Beautiful ride from Sydney to the museum in Baddeck.
Beautiful ride from Sydney to the museum in Baddeck. Fall colors were spectacular. The Bell Museum was interesting- he was much more than the telephone- who knew?
Beautiful ride from Sydney to the museum in Baddeck. Fall colors were spectacular. The Bell Museum was interesting- he was much more than the telephone- who knew? Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
An outstanding trip even with rain, and the best value of the trip because we did Baddeck on your ...
An outstanding trip even with rain, and the best value of the trip because we did Baddeck on your own rather than the Baddeck and Bell Museum, We saved the $20 US difference for the tour prices and bought the Bell tickets on site for $6 ... Read More
An outstanding trip even with rain, and the best value of the trip because we did Baddeck on your own rather than the Baddeck and Bell Museum, We saved the $20 US difference for the tour prices and bought the Bell tickets on site for $6 Canadian. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Would be excellent except the tour operator rushed us a little bit, not wanting to miss All Aboard, ...
Would be excellent except the tour operator rushed us a little bit, not wanting to miss All Aboard, but we got back an hour and a half early. Could have spent some extra time in Baddeck to enjoy lunch rather than hustle a take out to eat ... Read More
Would be excellent except the tour operator rushed us a little bit, not wanting to miss All Aboard, but we got back an hour and a half early. Could have spent some extra time in Baddeck to enjoy lunch rather than hustle a take out to eat on the run. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Very enjoyable, a great guide, beautiful scenery at Baddeck and along the route, Interesting Bell ...
Very enjoyable, a great guide, beautiful scenery at Baddeck and along the route, Interesting Bell Museum,
Very enjoyable, a great guide, beautiful scenery at Baddeck and along the route, Interesting Bell Museum, Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
I drive through the beautiful countryside to Baddeck to the Alexander Graham Bell museum.
I drive through the beautiful countryside to Baddeck to the Alexander Graham Bell museum. We had a long visit at the museum and it was fascinating ( The homemade cookies at their snack bar were great ). Only had about 20 minutes in the ... Read More
I drive through the beautiful countryside to Baddeck to the Alexander Graham Bell museum. We had a long visit at the museum and it was fascinating ( The homemade cookies at their snack bar were great ). Only had about 20 minutes in the town which really wasn't long enough to see anything. Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Overpriced, but very good.
Overpriced, but very good. There is literally NOTHING to do in Sydney so if you are going to book any excursion this is the port to do it in. Get out of the port! (we had a lovely day walking around, but it seriously is not a go to ... Read More
Overpriced, but very good. There is literally NOTHING to do in Sydney so if you are going to book any excursion this is the port to do it in. Get out of the port! (we had a lovely day walking around, but it seriously is not a go to destination!) Read Less
Sail Date August 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Mabel and Alexander Bell are fascinating people.
Mabel and Alexander Bell are fascinating people.
Mabel and Alexander Bell are fascinating people. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Scenic drive to Baddeck, museum was interesting, but I was disappointed that we did not get to see ...
Scenic drive to Baddeck, museum was interesting, but I was disappointed that we did not get to see Bell's home
Scenic drive to Baddeck, museum was interesting, but I was disappointed that we did not get to see Bell's home Read Less
Sail Date June 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Enjoyed the whole experience learning so much more of this wonderful philanthropist and inventor.
Enjoyed the whole experience learning so much more of this wonderful philanthropist and inventor.
Enjoyed the whole experience learning so much more of this wonderful philanthropist and inventor. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Loved the museum but like most tours there wasn't enough time to really absorb it all.
Loved the museum but like most tours there wasn't enough time to really absorb it all.
Loved the museum but like most tours there wasn't enough time to really absorb it all. Read Less
Sail Date October 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Had enough time to wander in the museum.
Had enough time to wander in the museum.
Had enough time to wander in the museum. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Alexander Graham Bell Museum was good and Baddeck would have been better if the tour guide had been ...
Alexander Graham Bell Museum was good and Baddeck would have been better if the tour guide had been clearer on how easy it would have been to get down to the water and they could have picked us up there. The worst part was a nightmare bus ... Read More
Alexander Graham Bell Museum was good and Baddeck would have been better if the tour guide had been clearer on how easy it would have been to get down to the water and they could have picked us up there. The worst part was a nightmare bus with a screeching acceleration that made us plug our ears for three hours. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We took the bus trip to the Bell Museum in Baddeck.
We took the bus trip to the Bell Museum in Baddeck. The guide for the bus ride was informative and the Bell Museum itself was fascinating with a lot of information and models of Bells inventions. There were also short movies detailing ... Read More
We took the bus trip to the Bell Museum in Baddeck. The guide for the bus ride was informative and the Bell Museum itself was fascinating with a lot of information and models of Bells inventions. There were also short movies detailing much of his work. We only had an hour there and you could easily spend a whole afternoon at the site. Very interesting for history and technology buffs. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wow!
Wow! Only excursion we bought from ship. Guide was wonderful and you should not miss the Bell Museum. A fantastic story. Bus was very comfortable, but still a bus.
Wow! Only excursion we bought from ship. Guide was wonderful and you should not miss the Bell Museum. A fantastic story. Bus was very comfortable, but still a bus. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Sydney was probably the least interesting port that we visited.
Sydney was probably the least interesting port that we visited. The countryside was beautiful, but the little Alexander Graham Bell museum was only vaguely interesting (and we had too much time there) and the village of Baddeck is ... Read More
Sydney was probably the least interesting port that we visited. The countryside was beautiful, but the little Alexander Graham Bell museum was only vaguely interesting (and we had too much time there) and the village of Baddeck is underwhelming and was mostly closed at the end of the season. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Baddeck & A.G.
Baddeck & A.G. Bell Museum by bus ( $159.98 )went for an hour long bus trip not much to see or do along the trip but pretty views. The Museum can be done in about an hour ( extra $ for the 15 minute film ), after we had seen everything ... Read More
Baddeck & A.G. Bell Museum by bus ( $159.98 )went for an hour long bus trip not much to see or do along the trip but pretty views. The Museum can be done in about an hour ( extra $ for the 15 minute film ), after we had seen everything we went for a walk through the beautiful quaint town of Baddeck and stopped for ice cream. then back on the bus by now it had gotten quite hot out but the bus had no air the ride back virtually everyone fell asllep the whole way.Nice place but not worth that kind of money Read Less
Sail Date July 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line