Les Trois Pignons
Les Trois Pignons
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Denise C
Quispamsis, Canada62 contributions
Oct. 2022
A must see! The focus is primarily on the development of the world famous Cheticamp rug hooking style. Also artifacts depicting daily life in the early days of this isolated community. Human resilience and hard work as well as creation of beautiful bookings to make a few extra dollars to pay a family’s expenses. Rug hooking demo on site. The body of work by Elizabeth Lefort is breathtaking! She could hook 55 loops per minute!
Written October 16, 2022
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,542 contributions
Jun. 2022
Les tois pignons means “the three gables” and is a cultural center in Chéticamp, at the northern tip of Nova Scotia [Latin for New Scotland]. It houses the Elizabeth LeFort Gallery and the Marguerite Gallant Collection, and displays the history of hooked rug manufacturing in the village. The displays are art in wool. Although of the “portraits” of many famous people, including Queen Elizabeth II, I found the most becoming to be that of Jacqueline Kennedy—almost appearing to be textured acrylic paint.

This was a brief stop on a Maritimes guided tour. I had no idea of the scope this museum/cultural center offers. If you’re near here on the way to Prince Edward Island, stop in for a break and enjoy what one person knew was her life’s calling. There are tiny signs posted about the artwork that one of our group didn’t see, so I’ll post it is capital letters: DON’T TOUCH. Oil from skin is easily soaked into the wool and impossible to remove. It can degrade color, texture, and eventually the fibers.
Written September 28, 2022
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GoPlaces813595
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Sep. 2022 • Couples
We learned some new things about this area of Nova Scotia. This is a small museum that focuses on Acadian life and a special talent for hooked rugs. The demonstration highlighted the techniques for ‘hooking’ as well as the design and construction of rugs that are a unique art form.

If you are touring Cape Breton Island and passing through Cheticamp a stop at Les Trois Pignons is worthwhile.
Written September 27, 2022
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Jan N
12 contributions
Sep. 2022
A small but very impressive collection well presented and very interesting. Local history well represented by a fine assortment of household items and tools. Very nice displays of themed "vignettes" showcasing the different furnishings and accoutrement collected by a local over several decades and now very professionally displayed. A separate "wing" of the museum is dedicated to the hooked rug/tapestries of Elizabeth LeFort. Remarkable talent. A demonstration of the technique used to create these amazing rugs was provided by a staff person in the foyer of the museum which was very informative, There is also a gift shop. Would highly recommend a visit for anyone visiting Cheticamp.
Written September 23, 2022
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Sudbury9122
Arlington, VA217 contributions
Aug. 2022
This is a small but charming museum, divided between an historical museum for local history/culture and a gallery of impressive hooked tapestries by local artist Elizabeth LeFort. Well worth a short visit. Gift shop with local hooked rug art.
Written August 21, 2022
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Ralph M
22 contributions
Aug. 2022
Surprisingly interesting. My wife and daughter were there while I and my son were whale watching. They were very interested in the demonstration and thought the museum was a must-see. If it Cheticamp, see it, and don't wait for a rainy day.
Written August 13, 2022
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SusanInToronto
Toronto, Canada2,778 contributions
Sep. 2021
We had kind of a dreary morning in Cheticamp, so we were looking for a couple of indoor activities. Les Trois Pignons fit the bill. We learned a lot about the history of the area, and it gave me a appreciation of the settlers' lives. The works on display are quite amazing and show a lot of artistry and skill.
Written September 24, 2021
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972doloresm
Pinehurst, NC335 contributions
Sep. 2019
We stopped in the Rug Hooking Museum and took a tour. Beautiful collection of rugs by Elizabeth LeFort and others. We were treated to a rug hooking demonstration. Amazing work hangs in this museum and at the Vatican, White House & other notable places. The quality of the work is stunning. So glad we stopped here. The museum also has a collection of artifacts and Acadian history .
Written October 12, 2019
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Charles A
Brunswick, ME663 contributions
Aug. 2019
Great interpretation of Acadian life, with many interesting objects and narrative panels. Rug hooking collection was very beautiful and interesting.
Written September 14, 2019
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LongIslandMabel
Long Island548 contributions
Jul. 2019
We stopped for some local information and found we had not only happened on to an interesting museum of the area but a rug hooking demonstration as well. Here we were able to learn more of the Acadian history of Cheticamp. Featured was a fascinating collection of antique objects that were "inherited" by the museum from Marguerite Gallant as well as the impressive collection of hooked rugs by Elizabeth LeFort. Her rugs were so beautifully executed that they could be mistaken by photographs of famous people including the presidents of the United States. Then we watched a lady actually hooking a rug and she was very willing to answer our questions about the process.
Written July 31, 2019
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