Visit Bell Island, a 20-minute ferry ride from Portugal Cove. See icebergs or even a whale. You’ll be greeted at our museum by local guides, who will share our history and tell you amazing stories of 12-year old boys working 10-hour days by candle light, and miners risking their lives to supply the world markets with precious iron-ore. After your tour, sit and enjoy our own coffee while you share your experience with other visitors. Visit our gift store and bring home a souvenir of your visit.
To truly appreciate this dramatic tour, Bell Island Heritage Society Inc., it must be experienced first hand. Underground Tour will last about 1 hour and you will be guided by one of our experienced Tour Guides to the world of the underground miner during the years of the mine operation from 1895 – 1966.
Ferry departs from St. Phillip’s just 15 minutes from downtown St. John’s.