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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 replica ship, harbor house and a large stone with the story of the first Scots that arrived in... read more

Reviewed 26 September 2016
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Interesting little museum with enthusiastic staff

We didn't know much about the history of the Hector before we arrived but the museum was packed... read more

Reviewed 22 September 2016
Jo N
Badminton, United Kingdom
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

The replica ship, harbor house and a large stone with the story of the first Scots that arrived in Nova Scotia aboard a boat like the one tied to the pier was very moving. We visited early in the morning before the place opened, but...More

Thank CaptJeffL
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We didn't know much about the history of the Hector before we arrived but the museum was packed full of information, the ship itself was interesting and the lady on the front desk was really informative and engaging. A pleasant way to spend a couple...More

Thank Jo N
Reviewed 22 September 2016

This attraction is a truly eye opening experience of some of the original Scottish settlers and what they had to endure to get to the new land. There is a replica of their ship and you can go below and see what their day to...More

1  Thank Miltonredhead
Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

In the colorful harbor village of Pictou, Nova Scotia, a dedicated local history group called the Hector Quay Society work every day to honor the first Scots to immigrate to Nova Scotia in 1773. Following ten years of laborious traditional ship building, in 2000 they...More

2  Thank TimKnopf99
Reviewed 15 September 2016

Stopped by here again as we did 5 years ago when we were in Pictou.It was nice to see it again.It is nice to see the history of the area

Thank gooilersLeduc
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Our visit was near the end of the season; so no crowds. Got a chance to take lots of unimpeded photos and to get close to all the attractions. Got a good look at the Hector; but couldn't go onboard due to some repairs taking...More

Thank William N
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This beautifully constructed multi-story small museum tells the story of the first shipload of Scots who came to settle in Nova Scotia. I learned so much from the exhibits and loved the architecture of the museum, reminiscent of the interior of a ship.

Thank Connie E
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

If you're a descendant of the original clans or a traveler passing through the small town of Pictou, this is one of the stops that is worth while. The restoration of the Ship Hector, the information and museum displays and the boardwalk are very well...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

We really enjoyed our time at the Hector museum. Lots of really interesting info and the ship was impressive. It seems to be very well run. For anyone with a scots heritage this is a must see.

Thank oneyeartraveller
Reviewed 30 August 2016

The HECTOR itself is remarkably small, when you imagine 200 people spending 3 months on board. We knew very little about the early settlement but ended up feeling sympathy with the settlers in their very challenging circumstances. The only criticism is that there is just...More

Thank PETRA001
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