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Hector Heritage Quay

33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
(902) 485-4371
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Ranked #1 of 15 Attractions in Pictou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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Somerset, England
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403 reviews 403 reviews
273 attraction reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We had a guided tour around the Hector before going into the Museum and found the living conditions of the Scottish emigrants whilst sailing over to Nova Scotia fascinating. How could so many people live in such a small space for such a long time. We were a little disappointed to find that nothing was happening in the blacksmiths shop... More

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Ava, New York, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were out looking for a place to eat close to our lodging place. As we drove by the Quay, we saw people gathering outside, some in kilts, some old, some young, some men and some women. There were about 15 in all and the one thing they had in common was that they all had bagpipes or drums. We... More

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NRW
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

absolutely worth to be visited, we had the last day before it closes for season, gives beautiful impressions, a Highlight in Pictou

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Frodsham
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

It is difficult to rate this attraction fairly as there is such a contrast between different areas. The story of the voyage of the Hector in the main building is one of the best expositions I have seen anywhere in the world; it is comprehensive, clear and interesting. The rest is very disappointing. We were told by one of the... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

While it is still work in process this is a great learning experience and is very well presented. The staff are well versed in the history times

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San Francisco, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
17 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This exhibit is a great stop. Provides a very good overview of the Scots who arrived in Nova Scotia on the Hector. Their situation in Scotland, the voyage, and the subsequent life in Nova Scotia. The exhibit is very well done and is totally worth the effort to make the stop if you are traveling thru Pictou on the Ferry... More

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Thousand Oaks, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
25 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

They celebrate the first ship that brought the first Scottish settlement to the Maritime Provinces. Excellent little museum. You really get an understanding of the reason for the voyage and its hardships. The "Hector" is a full reproduction of the original ship. Toured the ship..hard to believe so many people could spend 3 months on this little vessel. The staff... More

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Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

We learned a great deal about Canadian history and the Scottish immigrants at this well-done museum. The ten-minute overview film was excellent, and we found the self-guided museum tour fascinating and memorable. Don't miss this gem!

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Glasgow, UK
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16 reviews 16 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This was a brilliant exhibit and the staff very knowledgable. The history was very interesting especially for Scots like us

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Tallahassee, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Liked the history, location, & view. It tells a story most of us have not heard of. I now more appreciate what the early immigrants went through to start a new life.

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