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North Highlands Community Museum

29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2579
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Ranked #1 of 5 attractions in Cape North
Type: Museums
Owner description: Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have a beautiful exhibit hall... more » Owner description: Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have a beautiful exhibit hall that includes local artifacts along with professional displays that take you back in time while getting a taste of our local heritage. We also have a blacksmith forge, settlers' garden, and a historic Church building that has become our Culture Centre where we feature talented musicians and other events each week. Our Museum also serves as the Information Centre for the the area, so there are many great reasons to stop in an visit us! « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Wellston, MI
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

the 40's 50's film was fascinating! There was plenty of local history and pictures to view and good selection of books about the region. The settlers garden was well done too.

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Toronto
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I've been to a lot of museums. This one was excellent: amazing, quality displays with short and useful information, combined with photos of the people who settled along the coast and their stories. It is perfectly displayed, perfectly lit, perfectly labelled and the people running were very friendly. It's always nice to find a little museum like this that people... More

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montreal
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

We go every year and find something new and exciting each time. This is an absolutely wonderful museum for children AND adults. It is small, quaint and educational. A must see!!!

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Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Interesting exhibits showing how difficult life was in 19th century Cape Breton & how the resourceful inhabitants made tools & clothing. Also early school books. Well laid out museum & reasonable $5 family or $2 individual admission. Recommended activity on a rainy day.

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Berlin, New Hampshire
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We thought we'd stop in for a minute...just to see what we could find out about the area. Kendall, the attendant of the day, was very pleasant...along with a couple of locals who talked with us for quite a while. The Museum is very interesting, very well displayed (good lighting). The building is quite new & everything is very clean.... More

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Toronto, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013

For a mere $2.00 you will see artifacts from times gone by, as well as learn about the history of the people of Cape Breton. Although everything is in one small room, it is divided into sections such as fishing, home life, school, farming, the wars and such. There is even a blacksmith and I now have a handmade nail... More

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Sydney, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Visited the museum in August 2011, with family, garden was beautiful and a great spot to have lunch, kids really enjoyed the museum. So much info and history, we were very impressed. Thanks!

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NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this review

Sounds like you had lunch in the Settlers' Garden, did you know that we have a Geocache hidden there as well? Thanks so much for dropping in, we hope that you will check in with us again if you are in the area More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012 via mobile

Before coming to Cape Breton Island from Australia, we had read stories describing the lives of the early settlers. This museum brings to life the conditions under which those families lived. This really is a true gem of a museum and the historical background will pay dividends for the rest of your visit to the Island. I found it truly... More

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NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this review

"I found it truly remarkable that such a small community could support such an outstanding museum" *blushes* thanks so much! I appreciate your time stopping in, and leaving such a great comment for others to see. More

Orlando FL
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2012

We loved the extensive history on display at the museum. But the really fun item, for me, was the huge map showing the area. When you think you've seen and know it all, try and find where the photos on display were taken.....especially the one with the snow bank 10-12 ft high....And also be sure and enjoy the slide show... More

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NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this review

The photos that correspond to the large map give visitors a little perspective on what the year round living is like in the area. We would like to thank you for dropping in, and taking the time to write a comment on trip advisor. More

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The North Highlands Community Museum provides a nice stop during a long day's drive along the Cabot Trail. While small, the exhibits detailing the history, culture, and daily life of the region offer plenty of learning opportunities, especially if one isn't familiar with the area or had a chance to visit museums in Halifax. The day we visited, there weren't... More

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NHCMuseum, Manager at North Highlands Community Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping by, we are very proud of our Museum! We certainly hope you will stop by again if you are in the area. More

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