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Hector Heritage Quay

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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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A must visit for everyone in NS

Really interesting and informative. Well laid out. Volunteers were all knowledgeable. The... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Claire M
via mobile
Lots and lots and lots of reading...and a ship

We wanted to visit this attraction to get a better idea of the Scottish immigration to Nova Scotia... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2017
Traveler918
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West Des Moines, Iowa
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“nova scotia” (36 reviews)
“great museum” (8 reviews)
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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"replica ship"
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"blacksmith shop"
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"guided tour"
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Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

Really interesting and informative. Well laid out. Volunteers were all knowledgeable. The walking tour was great around the building but stepping onto the boat changed the whole perspective of the enormity. I was choked. It was superb. Thank you

2  Thank Claire M
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

We wanted to visit this attraction to get a better idea of the Scottish immigration to Nova Scotia. It's a relatively new museum and reproduction ship, so I was surprised to see how little interactivity there was. The exhibits are nice but basically just have...More

Thank Traveler918
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Reviewed August 7, 2017

This museum tells the story of people from Scotland who emigrated to Nova Scotia. Excellent museum, heritage buildings and a recreated ship that you can go on. Well worth taking the time to visit.

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Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Incredibly well-done experience. The museum commentary not only talks about the replica ship but also the historical context that brought the Highlanders to Nova Scotia.

1  Thank Kate A
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Reviewed August 3, 2017

We visited the Hector Heritage Quay Aug 1, 2017. We really weren't expecting more than seeing the ship and maybe an information centre, boy were we wrong. The building itself is amazing. The story told through the pictures and exhibits is really really well done....More

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Reviewed August 2, 2017

The Hector is really the main (the only, perhaps) reason for visiting Pictou. It's an amazing replica of a Dutch ship which brought several Scottish families from the Highlands to Nova Scotia. As a former Blue Badge Scottish tourist guide, I had some issues with...More

1  Thank LassInFife
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Reviewed August 1, 2017

We arrived on a very rainy day but the staff made it interesting and worth visiting. Exploring the ship and hearing the stores was great. Going below and seeing the sleeping quarters was scary.

Thank Barb L
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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our walk on the dock and taking in the sights. The Hector is quite impressive. We took a plane ride with a friend and saw it from the air!

Thank TimeToTravel2468
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Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

I found the replica of the Hector, the ship on which 33 families and 25 single men traveled from Scotland to Nova Scotia in 1773, more interesting than the museum itself.

1  Thank Leslyns
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Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

The museum and Hector replica were interesting. There is a 3-level info centre and a life-sized replica of the Hector ship. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for kids, and a family rate of $20. Guides were friendly and seemed generally well...More

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