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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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Great museum/story of the Hector

Visualizing the terrible condition on such a small vessel in a storm was inspiring. Learning about the immigration of the first Scottish settlers was great.

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 16, 2015
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Edmonton, Canada
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Edmonton, Canada
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

Visualizing the terrible condition on such a small vessel in a storm was inspiring. Learning about the immigration of the first Scottish settlers was great.

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Thank David C
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

This ship really brings the history of the first settlers coming over from Scotland to life. the museum is interesting and the whole area nice to walk around in.

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Thank GES57
Bainbridge Island, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

OK museum and reconstructed version of historic ship. Museum is All right, the ship is a work in progress and is interesting to see.

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WINCHESTER, MASS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

This museum offers the visitor a clear understanding of the reasons for the migration of Scottish immigrants to this "land of opportunity" and the incredible difficulties that they endured in trying to make a better life for themselves and their families here in Nova Scotia. The opportunity to go aboard and tour the replica of the good ship Hector, which... More 

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Delta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We spent an hour or more in this museum. Lots of information and interesting to go onto the ship and see the conditions that were endured on the trip over. Well worth the minimal entry fee. Very helpful volunteers with lots of knowledge.

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Thank Marsha C
Denison, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

This is a museum where you can spend as much or as little time as you want. The narrative of the Hector and the Scottish immigrants really opens ones eyes at to the travails of the early settlers. The recreation of the Hector, done from original designs, is also revealing as to the miseries the Scots endured just getting here.

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Fort Myers, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Visited Pictou and visited the Museum on the waterfront. New Scotland, the immigrants that traveled over on the ship the Hector and settled in Nova Scotia. Museum, very interesting and the tour on the ship, Hector, was very informative. Great info from boat volunteer tour guides.

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England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

very interesting experience , especially going on the ship and seeing the terrible conditions the early Scottish settlers had to endure.

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Thank DELTAK
Nyack, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

It is an interesting site with a small museum and the replica of the first ship the highland scots sailed in to Nova Scotia.It is self guided so you have to read all the information at each stop to get much out of your visit.The ship itself must have been a living hell for those crowded Scots!

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

We had an amazing experience visiting the Hector Heritage Quay. I felt like I went back in time and was able to see and learn so much in such a short time. The displays were beautiful and interesting and the staff was very informative and pleasant. The replica Hector Ship is amazing and it was incredible to see how those... More 

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