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“Entertaining format for providing information; a little thin on content”

Founders' Hall CLOSED and FOR SALE
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Owner description: Visitors to this heritage attraction are transported back to 1864 to relive Canada's history through state-of-the-art displays and multimedia presentations.
Arlington, Virginia
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57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Entertaining format for providing information; a little thin on content”
Reviewed 17 September 2013

Given the richness of the PEI cultural heritage and history, this museum could have provided a lot more substance than it did. Having said that, the information that was provided was done in an entertaining and fun format. I would suggest that the museum reconsider the wi-fi approach; unless you stood in a particular spot, the headphones for the audio tour were erratic in delivery (maybe try the CD types that many art museums use?) There were also many exhibits where there was mention of something with nothing to read or look at to follow up. The information is probably best geared toward an 8 to 14 year old crowd (although still enjoyable for adults).

Visited September 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Dallas, Texas
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150 reviews
60 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Founders' Hall a Must-See”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

This museum is exceptional; the audio tour really added to our experience with the interactive exhibits. The displays were well done; we learned so much about the history of Canada. Parking may be a problem, however.

Visited August 2013
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Mineville, NS
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great Museum and interactive adventure”
Reviewed 15 September 2013

Fun interactive trip through the history of the founding of our country. The whole family enjoyed the experience, and the gift shop had great items at reasonable prices (probable because we were out of season)

Visited September 2013
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jacksonville
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13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Creative telling of Canada's formation”
Reviewed 14 September 2013

My husband and I were quite impressed by how creatively the story of establishing the country of Canada was told. The museum was easy to traverse, quite informative and very entertaining. Near-by, one can visit the historic Province House, the actual building where the Charlottetown Conference took place.

Visited August 2013
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Kamloops
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265 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Confederation!”
Reviewed 12 September 2013

A video and display presentation tells the story of the "birth" of Canada, starting with the Charlottetown Conference of 1864. It is user-friendly and self-paced. We learned a lot about the history of Canada in a interesting format injected with humour.

Visited September 2013
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