Get a rare glimpse into the extraordinary heart and mind of a world-famous inventor whose genius helped shape the modern world. Pull the curtain back on Alexander Graham Bell’s interests and inventions, spanning airplanes and kites, to deaf education and artificial respiration. Feel his legacy come to life as you explore remarkable artifacts, photos and full-scale replicas that mark his masterful career as an engineer, inventor, scientist and humanitarian.

Featured things to do

White Glove Tour
White Glove Tour

Hold history in your hands on a behind-the-scenes White Glove Tour

Alec & I
Alec & I

Discover the Alec and Mabel Bell story through artifacts and photographs.

Tetrahedral kite workshop
Tetrahedral kite workshop

Challenge yourself to reproduce what Bell invented during his flight experiments.

Sites nearby

  • Marconi National Historic Site

    Discover how the wireless age began at a museum chronicling inventor Guglielmo Marconi’s achievements in carrying out the world’s first transatlantic wireless telegraph experiments in Nova Scotia at the turn of 20th century.

  • Cape Breton Highlands National Park

    A third of the world-famous Cabot Trail winds through Cape Breton Highlands National Park, renowned for stunning ocean vistas, deep-cut canyons, 26 diverse hiking trails, spectacular campsites and glorious sandy beaches.

  • Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site

    Mingle with Louisbourg’s lively 18th century citizens, hearing their stories and tasting their food while soldiers march, cannons blast, children play and women mend clothes on a typical 1740s day in the French fortified town.

  • St. Peters Canal National Historic Site

    Located in one of Canada’s oldest European settlements, St. Peters Canal links the Atlantic Ocean with the Bras d'Or Lakes as well as Canada’s historic trading past to Cape Breton Island’s vibrant future.

  • Canso Islands National Historic Site

    Wander an interpretive trail to unveil vital history. Uncover the secrets of an 18th century settlement. Be amazed by the war-torn remains of a stone fortress. Canso Islands National Historic Site brings to life the stories of Atlantic Canada.

Hours of operation

May 19 to October 30
Every day, from 9 am to 5 pm

Fees

Free admission in 2017. Other fees may apply.

Contact us

Telephone: 902-295-2069
Email: information@pc.gc.ca