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North Highlands Community Museum

29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2579
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Charming, informative and fun museum

We go every year and find something new and exciting each time. This is an absolutely wonderful... read more

Reviewed 23 August 2013
seetheworldMontreal
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montreal
Life was harder.

Interesting exhibits showing how difficult life was in 19th century Cape Breton & how the... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2013
vin0tint0
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Canada
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Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have a beautiful exhibit hall that includes local artifacts along with professional displays that take you back in time while getting a taste of our local heritage. We also have a blacksmith forge, settlers' garden, and a historic Church building that has become our Culture Centre where we feature talented musicians and other events each week. Our Museum also serves as the Information Centre for the the area, so there are many great reasons to stop in and visit us!
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29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

We go every year and find something new and exciting each time. This is an absolutely wonderful museum for children AND adults. It is small, quaint and educational. A must see!!!

Thank seetheworldMontreal
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Interesting exhibits showing how difficult life was in 19th century Cape Breton & how the resourceful inhabitants made tools & clothing. Also early school books. Well laid out museum & reasonable $5 family or $2 individual admission. Recommended activity on a rainy day.

Thank vin0tint0
Reviewed 17 July 2013

We thought we'd stop in for a minute...just to see what we could find out about the area. Kendall, the attendant of the day, was very pleasant...along with a couple of locals who talked with us for quite a while. The Museum is very interesting,...More

Thank Helen L
Reviewed 13 July 2013

For a mere $2.00 you will see artifacts from times gone by, as well as learn about the history of the people of Cape Breton. Although everything is in one small room, it is divided into sections such as fishing, home life, school, farming, the...More

Thank MissAnnElk
Reviewed 8 November 2012

Visited the museum in August 2011, with family, garden was beautiful and a great spot to have lunch, kids really enjoyed the museum. So much info and history, we were very impressed. Thanks!

Thank Bronson8922
NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

Sounds like you had lunch in the Settlers' Garden, did you know that we have a Geocache hidden there as well? Thanks so much for dropping in, we hope that you will check in with us again if you are in the area

Reviewed 11 October 2012 via mobile

Before coming to Cape Breton Island from Australia, we had read stories describing the lives of the early settlers. This museum brings to life the conditions under which those families lived. This really is a true gem of a museum and the historical background will...More

Thank Mary Ann I
NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

"I found it truly remarkable that such a small community could support such an outstanding museum" *blushes* thanks so much! I appreciate your time stopping in, and leaving such a great comment for others to see.

Reviewed 27 September 2012

We loved the extensive history on display at the museum. But the really fun item, for me, was the huge map showing the area. When you think you've seen and know it all, try and find where the photos on display were taken.....especially the one...More

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NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

The photos that correspond to the large map give visitors a little perspective on what the year round living is like in the area. We would like to thank you for dropping in, and taking the time to write a comment on trip advisor.

Reviewed 8 September 2012

The North Highlands Community Museum provides a nice stop during a long day's drive along the Cabot Trail. While small, the exhibits detailing the history, culture, and daily life of the region offer plenty of learning opportunities, especially if one isn't familiar with the area...More

Thank Inge1854
NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

Thanks for stopping by, we are very proud of our Museum! We certainly hope you will stop by again if you are in the area.

Reviewed 4 September 2012

Half-way through the Cabot Trail we came upon this unexpected treasure of a museum. Very small but very good. Fascinating information about the Titanic. Very well-kept. Friendly staff

Thank travelerinnh
NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2012

Thanks so much for taking the time to visit the Museum, and leave a comment on Trip Advisor! Greatly appreciate it

Reviewed 18 August 2012

To really enjoy this area, you need historic perspective. This museum supplies it in just the right size. Get out of the car for a visit here and the rest of the Cape will be made better.

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NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 August 2012

Thanks for visiting our Museum "Rodonisle" and for taking the time to write a review. We greatly appreciate it Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip on Cape Breton!

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