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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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Description: 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!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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Georgetown, Texas
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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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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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 85 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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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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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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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 

Kentville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

It is a gem of a museum. A truly enjoyable and worthwhile experience. The museum has a faciinating collection of exhibits about the maritime history of this port. The exhibits about shipbuilding in the age of sail were very well presented and showed how ships were built and the tools used to build them. The front side of the newer... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are always striving to provide a fun and interesting and educational experiance for our visitors and keep adding to our collection. Hope if you are back our way you will drop in again! More 

Amherst, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

Everything about the Age of Sail in under an hour. Nice public washrooms & gift shop. New balcony to see fabulous view. Easy to find.

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

Thank you for your review! i am glad you found our site pleasant and a nice stop. Come by again if you get the chance! More 

Houston, TX
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

I visited the museum on a cold, blustery afternoon while staying at Advocate Harbour. My friends and I just stumbled upon it by chance. What a lucky find! It has significant information of the maritime industry of the region. Some of my favorite exhibitions of the museum included the Mary Celeste, Titanic and the Royals, but my favorite had to... More 

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

Thank you very much for your feedback and I am so glad you enjoyed your visit. We are glad you found us and came in. We are always striving to provide a fun and interesting and educational experiance for our visitors and keep adding to our collection. Hope if you are back our way you will drop in again to... More 

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Additional Information about Age of Sail Heritage Museum

Address: 8334 Highway 209, Port Greville, Nova Scotia B0M 1T0, Canada
Phone Number: 1-(902)-348-2030
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Port Greville
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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