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Hector Heritage Quay

33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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The story of why and how the Scottish Highlanders emigrated to North America

We love museums that bring history to life. We loved our tour of the replica of the tall ship... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
LindaLou1954
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Duncan, Canada
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Not aging well

We were at the Quay just before it launched 18 years ago. The town is obviously proud of the build... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Murray D
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Edmonton, Canada
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love museums that bring history to life. We loved our tour of the replica of the tall ship "Hector" that brought 180 Scottish people to Pictou in 1745. Seeing the crowded conditions below deck and then watching the movie about the voyage in the...More

Thank LindaLou1954
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were at the Quay just before it launched 18 years ago. The town is obviously proud of the build and running this with volunteers must not be easy. The building is as nice as it was in 2000, however the ship itself is in...More

Thank Murray D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Museum brings the lives of Scottish Immigrants to life. The Hector ship that sailed with 189 people from Scotland to Pictou Nova Scotia showed what life aboard a ship was like. The hardships this people endured was/is incredible. Worth the time and small amount...More

Thank Leonard L
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the Braeside Inn and ate at the Breakwater. In between we walked around the downtown and enjoyed the views from the Quay. Unfortunately most of the small shops were already closed. Downtown is large enough to walk around but not too big...More

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yes it did! A must see how early immigrants, 189 folks--representing 34 families, to this part of Nova Scotia survived many, many days, 2 1/2 years, at sea in a tiny sailing ship with the blunt bow. The tour includes a tour of an exact...More

Thank Ron A
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Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

It's so fascinating learning about New Scotland arriver, hearing Scottish music and visiting the Hector, it's so difficult imagine people being 10 weeks on this ship.

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Reviewed December 21, 2017

My Son and his wife visited here and had their wedding pictures taken around the property. It was a beautiful backdrop for the event. The Hector is an important part of Pictou’s history and the property gives one the feeling of going back in time.

Thank Debi B
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

We began our fall vacation in Pictou on the way to Cape Breton. One of the first places we toured was the Hector Heritage Quay. We took the guided tour to learn about a part of Canada's Scottish roots. The museum is very well designed...More

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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

I totally enjoy stories of immigration from all over the world. The story of The Hector is very well told in the well laid out museum complete with a short movie about the Scots who immigrated to this part of Nova Scotia. A visit to...More

1  Thank Wanda P
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Do not miss this outstanding local museum. Has a full size ship in harbour to go aboard and see what immigrants coming to canada would have endured. Had an excellent video, as well as many static displays. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. My group...More

1  Thank rick w
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