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Hector Heritage Quay

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Address: 33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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A great museum of the Hector

This is a museum where you can spend as much or as little time as you want. The narrative of the Hector and the Scottish immigrants really opens ones eyes at to the travails of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 21 September 2015
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Denison, Texas
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Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

This is a museum where you can spend as much or as little time as you want. The narrative of the Hector and the Scottish immigrants really opens ones eyes at to the travails of the early settlers. The recreation of the Hector, done from original designs, is also revealing as to the miseries the Scots endured just getting here.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Visited Pictou and visited the Museum on the waterfront. New Scotland, the immigrants that traveled over on the ship the Hector and settled in Nova Scotia. Museum, very interesting and the tour on the ship, Hector, was very informative. Great info from boat volunteer tour guides.

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England
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

very interesting experience , especially going on the ship and seeing the terrible conditions the early Scottish settlers had to endure.

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Woodsville, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2015

It is an interesting site with a small museum and the replica of the first ship the highland scots sailed in to Nova Scotia.It is self guided so you have to read all the information at each stop to get much out of your visit.The ship itself must have been a living hell for those crowded Scots!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

We had an amazing experience visiting the Hector Heritage Quay. I felt like I went back in time and was able to see and learn so much in such a short time. The displays were beautiful and interesting and the staff was very informative and pleasant. The replica Hector Ship is amazing and it was incredible to see how those... More 

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Bothwell, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2015

Very interesting area on the waterfront in Pictou Nova Scotia, also to be able to go aboard the ship was great. It gave you an appreciation of the early settlers hardship and perseverance

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Salem, Oregon, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

Great visit- good guide in the museum itself and nice young people on the ship. It was amazing how many people they stuffed on that ship. Good learning experience both for young and old. At least one of the guides was a descendant of one of the immigrants that sailed on the ship.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

A visit to the Hector Heritage Quay is a must while in the Pictou area. The museum is well laid out with very interesting displays, and very knowledgable, friendly staff. A walk on Ship Hector is like taking a walk back in history. It is unbelievable that so many people were cramped in beds 4 high in the hull of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2015

Worth the visit / tour... Donna was a fantastic guide to have. Very interesting history ... a real eye opener what immigrants go through to get to a new land. Should we only appreciate what we have in this great country of ours.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2015 via mobile

Was good. Lots of info. Kids were surprised at how many people they stuffed into the boat for a 2 month trip.

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