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Colchester Historeum

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Address: 29 Young St, Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 3W3, Canada
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+1 902-895-6284
10:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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A fascinating view into Colchester's past

This beautiful building will be of interest to 1)those seeking information on their own Colchester County roots and 2)those interested in history in general. The exhibits are... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 December 2016
Annapolis Royal, Canada
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South Maitland, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are wanting to trace your family heritage, this is a good place to do it. Extensive archives. The displays feature Debert army camp, and history of Truro area. We were hoping for more artifacts, but the enlarged old photographs were good.

Thank marvinamanda
Annapolis Royal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

This beautiful building will be of interest to 1)those seeking information on their own Colchester County roots and 2)those interested in history in general. The exhibits are nicely set up, and the staff/volunteers are more than willing to help you with your research.

Thank JGON87
Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

This is a wonderful spot. The exhibits are excellent and cover so many interesting aspects of the history. Also, the second floor is an excellent place for family genealogy if you have family in Colechester county.

Thank Judy G
Nova Scotia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016

Some nice exhibits and a very friendly staff. If you are connected to the area make sure you go to the archive. The staff there are a wealth of knowledge about the history of the area.

Thank MsLibby
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Great place to visit, really cool exhibits and a wonderful layout. Floors creek where ever you go but it goes with the building.

Thank Kady s
Truro, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

The main floor has lots of interesting history about Truro and the area. If history is your thing then this is the place to visit. .Also on the second floor you can find out about the history of your family from the Truro area. Many of the local families have already been researched so if yours is one of them,... More 

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Truro, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015

What a great place to visit if you are interested in local history. Lots of nice displays that are changed from time to time, and usually a book sale in the basement. Very nice to visit for tea in the garden during the summer!

1 Thank Judy R
Bible Hill, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2015

We are lucky to have our historical society. This is a great place to learn about local history and culture, and they also serve as a terrific resource for tracing your family roots.

Thank Carolyn B
Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2015

This museum has SO much to share! There is a lot of history in Truro, but also in the surrounding districts. People doing architectural or genealogical research have come here with much success. The museum also has its share of resident ghosts. A local group of paranormal investigators has done investigations at the museum and gathered a lot of scientific... More 

2 Thank Tari Anne K
Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2015

The Museum and Archives is a goldmine for genealogists especially those who are interested in settlers who came to the area in the 1760s. Many came from Northern Ireland (Ulster Scots), England and New England. Helpful staff and volunteers make your visit worthwhile.

Thank Garth S

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