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Age of Sail Heritage Museum

8334 Highway 209, Port Greville, Nova Scotia B0M 1T0, Canada
1-(902)-348-2030
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Type: Museums
Owner description: Museum Complex consisting of 6 display buildings, public rest rooms, small cafe and gift shop and an interpretive wharf walkway. Located along a tidal... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Royal Oak
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101 reviews 101 reviews
35 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

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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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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

Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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70 reviews 70 reviews
9 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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

Truro, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

I really appreciate the fact that the museum keeps improving on what they have . The guide is very knowledgeable and is from the area so knows the history and community of that day and brings it back to life. It really tells what it was like to live in the" age of sale". Definitely worth the stop.

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Advocate Harbour, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

The Age of Sail Museum is a wonderful place to spend several hours learning about a lost era. Its fascinating to see how the people of this time worked and lived. The upper Bay of Fundy is a incredible place to explore for its natural beauty but it is good to have a sense of what brought people to this... More

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Bedfordshire England
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179 reviews 179 reviews
50 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

A wet afternoon in Parrsboro can sometimes turn out to for the best. We stopped at the Age of Sail Museum expecting to spend maybe an hour dodging the rain but stayed all afternoon. The museum is packed with very interesting artefacts covering a wide range of maritime life. There are items on local people and their connections with the... More

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