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Address: 8334 Highway 209, Port Greville, Nova Scotia B0M 1T0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-(902)-348-2030
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Museum Complex consisting of 6 display buildings, public rest rooms, small...

Museum Complex consisting of 6 display buildings, public rest rooms, small cafe and gift shop and an interpretive wharf walkway. Located along a tidal river off The Bay of Fundy.

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Don't drive by this museum

We turned back and went in just to have a question about sailing ships answered but we were so impressed we spent some time here. I was pleasantly surprised (it's a small town) at... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2015
Jean M
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Port Alberni, Canada
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Port Alberni, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

We turned back and went in just to have a question about sailing ships answered but we were so impressed we spent some time here. I was pleasantly surprised (it's a small town) at the quality and professionalism of the exhibits and I've been in the museum business for 35 years. Excellent level of information, good artifacts,excellent exhibitry and very... More 

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1 Thank Jean M
buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Hello Jean. Thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure speaking with you and your husband. We are very proud of the work that has gone into our little museum and of the community that supports us. With out the hard work and dedication of some really great people (like yourselves) we would not be what we... More 

Oxford, Michigan
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168 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

The Museum consists of a number of historic buildings moved to a central site on the banks of a scenic ravine beside the tidal Greville. The museum is nicely done, and has loads of memorabilia donated by various groups and individuals. The 'talking, rocking grandma' scared the pants off of me though!!

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1 Thank Twilight54
buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I am really glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we sure appreciate you coming. Grandma is definitely special and memorable :) I hope if your ever back our way you will stop in again, there is always something new! More 

Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Port Greville is not a huge place or let say... a village but in this gorgeous pocket you suddenly discover so many nice little surprises... One of them was Age of Sail Heritage Museum which is located right near the main road. For the Museum they used inner part of an old wooden church and it's very nice. In the... More 

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so happy your visit was a great one and that you enjoyed yourself with us. It is because of people like you and your appreciation that we enjoy doing what we do! I hope if you are ever back our way you will stop in and visit again! More 

Georgetown, Texas
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299 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We almost missed this nice little museum and had to turn around after driving by. The staff are all volunteers and well informed. The structure is nice and the displays are quiet interesting. They even have a working blacksmith. Larry & Kelly, Georgetown, TX

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for turning back and coming in! It sounds like your visit was worthwhile! While it is true many of our helpers including the blacksmith are volunteers, our students however are hired with the help of government grants for the season and myself as Curator/ Manager hold a paid position for 5 months of the year. That being said... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 via mobile

I visited with a group of 10 - mostly high school students - and had arranged ahead for a tour. Oralee, the curator, was warm and welcoming in addition to being full of enthusiasm for and knowledge of the area, its history and the collection. The museum is nicely done (note: we did avoid the one corner exhibit with a... More 

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words regarding our museum. Grandma is pretty special haha, if nothing else you don't forget her. Its nice to hear that our enthusiasm carried through, we are so fortunate to have great community and volunteer support and visitors like you who appreciate what we do. Thanks and I hope we will "sea" you again! More 

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

My travels around the province had me stopping in for a visit to this little gem just off the 209 highway. As a side note, if you are a motorcycle enthusiast the 209 Highway has the best twists and turns for sight seeing and testing your driving skills. It is a small museum that still has enough exhibits to keep... More 

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Hi Kelly. Thank you for your kind words in your review and for sending me the video it was amazing. I am so glad that you enjoyed your visit to our museum and certainly hope you will come back again. As for the video it was amazing. You did a great job with it and I hope other people enjoy... More 

Royal Oak
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

This is all about making ships and local family life during the age of sail. My son especially enjoyed the tools in the basement.

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Thank MKRoyalOak
buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for the review we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come again. We are quit proud of our tool display and glad your son enjoyed it to. More 

Warsaw, Indiana
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55 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

This little museum is well stocked with sailing memorabilia. It is run by a family that received a grant from the Canadian Government to get started. I believe my guide was the grandson or great-grandson of a shipbuilder on this very site. My dad's side of the family is nautical and much of what he told me matched well with... More 

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you Jim I am glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum. I would like to clarify that the museum is a community museum that was started by a community group of several volunteers who worked to raise funds along with applying for government grants to start the museum. The museum is now and has always been run by... More 

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28 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

On a drive from Advocate Harbour to Parrsboro, took the opportunity to explore this museum. Lovely gem that reflects the passion for preserving history by those involved in its creation. Tour guide was a summer student from the area- very knowledgeable with personal connections to many of the artifacts and people shown. Clever use of building to display ship-building heritage.... More 

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1 Thank Jakeez
buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed your visit and we really appreciate the review. We strive to preserve the history and impart it in an interesting and fun way to visitors and are glad we seem to be succeeding. I hope if your back in the area you'll stop in again! More 

Saint John
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9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013

From the Titanic to the age of sail section it is well worth the visit and well laid out with excellent details

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review its our goal to make the history interesting and fun for visitors. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope you'll come again! More 

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