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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 12 Attractions in Pictou
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums
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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 NEW

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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East Aurora, NY
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The "Hector's" history was quite interesting. 200 people on that tiny ship?? Wow! Unfortunately the gift shop (one of the few in the area) had very few t-shirts for children. So very disappointing for several people from the States who wished to buy shirts for their grandchildren.

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Abu Dhabi
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I must admit I was a little unsure what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised. The story of the settlers is just something that is hard to believe and pulls on the old heart strings, just reading about it. Then to go onto the replica of the ship they travelled in from Scotland to Canada to see the living conditions... More

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stourbridge england
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Full size replica of the ship which brought the first settlers to Pictou, N.S. if you like history or if you Scottish connections this is for you. Learn how and why the settlers came to leave Scotland, their experiences on route, what they found in Canada and the ship, it is all here and well worth a visit. You can... More

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toronto
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The town's residence got together and built a replica of the Ship hector-full size. It was used to bring the first settlers over. It's beautiful. A must see as she floats in the Pictou harbour.

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canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

If you have Scottish roots this is a must see. A very well done museum with wonderful staff. Rain or shine it is worth a stop to see this display and go on the ship.

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Northfield, IL
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

We went based on good reviews and learned much about how the Scottish settled this part of Nova Scotia, arriving on the Hector, a small sailing vessel, A reproduction was adjacent to the museum. Be sure to listen to the dvd in the rigging area first. Volunteer workers making repairs took time to talk with us.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

For those with any Canadian/Scottish history interest - this is a must stop. You can spend several hours reading and touring about the Quay.

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