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Hector Heritage Quay

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Address: 33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 485-4371
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love the smell of the sea

very nice to wander around on the wharf, the pulp mill wasnt smelly at all either it was just the salt water aroma.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

very nice to wander around on the wharf, the pulp mill wasnt smelly at all either it was just the salt water aroma.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We stopped in here while on our minimoon (cottage on melmerby beach). It was very informative and interesting to see how our ancestors arrived in NS. Almost 200 people on this little cramped boat for over 12 weeks! It was fun to go on board and see everything handmade! We even saw some locals working on the deck and wedging... More 

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Truro, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Nice to see such a small town with a great place for learning about the Scottish settlers coming to NS. Although entertaining, not sure its laid out very well. The hold of the ship could definitely use some work. Quite educational, but lowering the price of admission by $2 I think would be quite fair.

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Faringdon, Oxfordshire, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great explanation of the history of the immigration and a very tmospheric experience of what it must have been like for its passengers

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Norridgewock, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

There is nothing like being in the hold of a ship and seeing the size of the space each family was assigned to get a feel for what it might have been like to take such a long voyage in cramped quarters. Unfortunately the ship didn't have its rigging when we were there, because of lightening damage to the mast,... More 

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Hamilton,Scotland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The location of the hotel was fabulous. The museum a must for a visit. However not much else of interest in the town.

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Quebec City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

An interresting museum in a beautifull building. There is much information about the early Scottish settlers voyage. We particularly appreciated the family tartans on display in the main hall along with a huge Royal Ensign. We had a wonderfull conversation with Gerald, one of the volontiers of the museum, who was a great source of interresting information.

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Saint Augustine, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

As always for me, the docent make the experience. Many thanks to Ashley and Wanda for a very informative experience. Hard to believe 189 people traveled so far in the Ship Hector. Well worth the small fee and my time.

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South Hamilton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Last winter, while planning a Canadian Maritime Provinces visit for my husband, myself and another couple, I came across interesting information regarding the Ship Hector and the Scottish Heritage Quay in Pictou Nova Scotia. Our visit was to be in late May and due to the unusually harsh winter, this site was going to have to postpone its official opening... More 

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Pictou, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Until I began to do the genealogy of my family, I had no idea that I was a descendant of a family who came on the Hector, James Murray and his wife Lily Sutherland. It is a humbling experince to see the crowded little ship. It is almost overwhelming to imagine the trip those early settlers took to find the... More 

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Address: 33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 485-4371
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Pictou

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