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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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Very Interesting - A Must See in Pictou

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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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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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We really enjoyed walking around this lovely area. We sat for half an hour listening to a band and very good down east singers. We did not have chance to revisit and take in all the programs offered there but we enjoyed walking along the dock and watching the boats. The buildings around this are well worth looking at and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Don't go out of your way to see this but drop by if you're in Pictou. The museum is somewhat interesting and you get to go on the replica of the Hector. Staff are friendly, helpful, and mostly volunteers. But it was the paid staff that didn't give accurate information. I heard them tell a bus tour that that the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This little museum was interesting, though a little text-heavy. I think they would benefit from more concise explanations, especially for out of towners. But the displays were interesting, and admittance to the ship is included in the cost.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This is a wonderful piece of Nova Scotia History. We wandered around the Dock and the Quay for about an hour. to imagine that almost 200 people were crammed aboard this Tiny Ship for 3 months. The staff are friendly and really enjoyed our visit.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I found the history fascinating! When we boarded the sails weren't quite ready but the friendly informative staff mentioned that the irony was that when the Hector arrived the sails were in very bad condition anyway!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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

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

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