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Bishop's Machine Shop Museum

101 Water Street, Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N 1A7, Canada
+1 902-432-1332
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Interesting site

A formerly fully functioning machine belt driven machine shop. Very interesting history of the site... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sandal Jim K
A rare museum

Yes my husband was a machinist so he loved visiting this small museum but even if you think you... read more

Reviewed 16 September 2017
GuesHu
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1 week ago
“Interesting site”
Sep 15, 2017
“A rare museum”
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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101 Water Street, Summerside, Prince Edward Island C1N 1A7, Canada
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+1 902-432-1332
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A formerly fully functioning machine belt driven machine shop. Very interesting history of the site is shared via outside signage. Inside you will be met with the smells of a machine shop that is suspended in time, just as it was when the owner died....More

Thank Sandal Jim K
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Reviewed 16 September 2017

Yes my husband was a machinist so he loved visiting this small museum but even if you think you aren't interested, our guide made the history live. The way people used to work is an important part of our heritage and a machine shop museum...More

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Reviewed 16 August 2017

That's how my husband felt when he walked in here. He has been in the trade for 40 years. He so enjoyed looking at the old machinery and talking to young Noah about it all. We spent quite awhile there. I hope they really look...More

Thank Shelly M
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Reviewed 25 August 2016

The tour guides made what looked like a small walk-through in a few minute type building into a very interesting hands on experience with lots of neat stories

Thank mackm023
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Reviewed 12 August 2016

A great example of a very old machine shop. All the original equipment is there, and is still runnable. It's all run by belts. The staff were friendly, had good historical knowledge, and we're open to questions and discussions.

Thank Glen S
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

just like walking back 70 years in time, Old man Bishop just walked out, some interesting machines there that were used in a simpler time

Thank James P
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Reviewed 11 November 2015

My husband and I spent an informative hour chatting with the curator of this one of a kind museum. It looks humble but is chalk full of history.

Thank Margie1489
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Reviewed 22 July 2015

As a mechanical engineer and a tool and die person, this was a great walk into the past. Young man serving as a guide to the museum was well informed, enthusiastic about tools in general.

Thank cherylpurvis
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Reviewed 7 July 2015 via mobile

Very interesting and informative stop. Our tour guide Sean was very friendly and gave us lots of information about local attractions.

Thank pjfer
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

It was closed for the season and I wished it was open. I looked in the window and was impressed. It was very close to what i remember as a kid. If you want to see what people worked with years ago I strongly recommend...More

Thank Vernp
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rickjamwil
20 September 2017|
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Response from GuesHu | Reviewed this property |
It's the end of the season and I think it's by appointment only. You should contact them through the website
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