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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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A visit to the Hector Heritage Quay is a must while in the Pictou area. The museum is well laid out with very interesting displays, and very knowledgable, friendly staff. A walk... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
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Calgary, Canada
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

A visit to the Hector Heritage Quay is a must while in the Pictou area. The museum is well laid out with very interesting displays, and very knowledgable, friendly staff. A walk on Ship Hector is like taking a walk back in history. It is unbelievable that so many people were cramped in beds 4 high in the hull of... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Worth the visit / tour... Donna was a fantastic guide to have. Very interesting history ... a real eye opener what immigrants go through to get to a new land. Should we only appreciate what we have in this great country of ours.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Was good. Lots of info. Kids were surprised at how many people they stuffed into the boat for a 2 month trip.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We visited Pictou for a few hours while saying in another nearby town and decided to visit the Hector. We were traveling with a 4 year-old. The museum was quite informative, although we didn't get to read everything since our daughter can be kind of impatient! She really enjoyed the mannequins of Scottish immigrants. The highlight was actually visiting the... More 

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Well worth a visit. Run by passionate friendly people using all their resources to create a lasting memorial to the Scottish settlers. A great informative display, and a thought provoking tour of the ship.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Do yourself a favour and visit this hidden gem. In the heart of Pictou County, Nova Scotia. Lots of local shops, pubs and restaurants.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

A nice overview of the early history and settlement by the first arrivals from Scotland on the Hector. The picturesque town of Pictou is a lovely place to have a walk around.

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New Brunswick Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Enjoyed our visit! Nicely displayed history exhibit with a good flow of the exhibit & information. There is a video to learn about the crossing in 1773 and a self guided tour through the building. Outside is the Hector replica that you can board, a blacksmith shop & carpentry shop also located on the grounds.

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Georgetown, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

This is a very interesting museum with exceptional displays and history. It makes you appreciate what the Scottish went thru to get here in the 1700s. Be sure and go inside the ship. Larry & Kelly, Georgetown, TX

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 via mobile

The interpretive center for the Ship Hector was excellently done. They used a variety of media to convey this historical information. The young lady who was the interpreter on the ship was obviously well versed in everything 'Hector'. I felt very proud as a native Nova Scotian of this valuable and informative presentation. I would recommend to all!

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