Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre

Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre

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the MCHC houses 8 display cases, with artifacts dating back as far as 7,500 years. There is a gift shop featuring many Mi'kmaq artists and abroad. Stop on in while you are travelling to and from Halifax on highway 102, Exit 13A. Just look for the big statue!
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EJN
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Oct. 2022 • Couples
The Historic video first was excellent background for the rest of the museum. Cultural exhibits are outstanding. Gift shop and prints had good indigenous representation at reasonable prices.
Written October 6, 2022
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Gary F
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada246 contributions
Sep. 2022
Excellent museum. I learned so much about the Mi'kmaw people. It was so informative. If you get a chance, watch the video. I learned so much from it. Really amazing to see all the artifacts. Staff was very friendly, and the gift shop is very nice as well. Check this out when you are in the area.
Written September 7, 2022
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Debbie D
Sky Valley, GA178 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
The displays and interactive exhibits show the life of the Mi’kmaw people before, during, and after European contact. Tours and workshops explain native spirituality, legends, community practices, and drum-making. And the gift shop has artwork, books and notecards celebrating the Mi'kmaw culture. All very humbling; we have much to learn from First Nation people.
Written December 2, 2018
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Maryann L
Fair Oaks, CA1,219 contributions
Oct. 2018 • Couples
Our visit began with a talk by two First Nation interpreters. They explained their past and present culture, heritage and traditions. They welcomed questions. In this small center are beautiful examples of Mi'kmawn bead and quill work, clothing, tools and other artifacts. The gift shop features prints, cards and art work done by First Nation artists.We bought a card depicting a stylized moose which we will mat and frame.
Written October 22, 2018
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Cameron06820
Darien, CT516 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Couples
Excellent museum with super-smart docents, anxious to tell the story of these First Nations people's thousands of years of history in the Maritimes.

Very nice audio-visual presentation, great exhibits and super-cool Museum shop with native crafts at affordable prices.

It's just off the highway and well worth a visit.
Written September 24, 2018
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ALB63
Hanover, MA673 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
On a recent bus tour we stopped here for a visit. The staff were friendly and informative. Two members of the First Nation People explained their history, legends and present day life. There were many exhibits to view and a large gift shop with local crafts and art for sale. Behind the Heritage Center was a 40 ft. high statue of Glooscap, the first human created by a bolt of lightning in the sand and is present in many Mi'kmaq myths.This was an interesting and worthwhile stop on our tour.
Written September 21, 2018
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SailorAirman
Hamilton, Canada3,540 contributions
Sep. 2018 • Solo
Stopped in here for a quick visit since I was staying next door at the Super 8 Hotel, mostly because I was intrigued by the big statue of a Mi'kmaq that you can see from the Highway. There's more to it than the statue though, some interesting information about the Mi'kmaq people. Worth taking a look.
Written September 18, 2018
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Roy P
Creston, IA668 contributions
Aug. 2018 • Couples
Nice to see people taking care and honoring their heritage. Great presentation and displays of craft work.
Written August 24, 2018
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BCbikeGuy
Keremeos, Canada566 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Friends
This beautiful building houses a theatre and some very well put together static displays. The movie about the Mi'kmaq peoples' history and legend is narrated in English with the native language in sub-titles. However when the Mi'kmaq narrator spoke there were English sub-titles. Very interesting to hear the ancient language spoken. Also included in the centre was a very nice gift shop with many local native crafts and art for sale. We took home several items as mementoes of a nice visit with lovely people.
Written July 31, 2018
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John Z
Monifieth, UK78 contributions
Jul. 2018 • Couples
Decided to call in here as we staying at the Hampton inn close by.
We both found it very interesting and informative about how the local indigenous peoples coped with the arrival of the “white man” and its long term impact on them.
The displays are well laid out and meaningful.
The shop was excellent with local artists work available, we ended up travelling back from Halifax on our last days holiday to buy some more goods we had seen earlier.
Well worth a visit, staff are all excellent.
Written July 14, 2018
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