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North Highlands Community Museum

Address: 29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C1G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-383-2579
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Ranked #1 of 5 Attractions in Cape North
Type: Museums
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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!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
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English first
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
16 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This small museum is well worth the stop while touring the Cabot Trail. It explains the history of the island and its people and shows everyday life through the centuries-the good times and the bad.

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St Albert AB Canada
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74 reviews 74 reviews
41 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One of the best small museums I visited on the Cabot Trail. Enthusiastic staff. Well displayed, informative information. Take an hour to visit this interesting museum

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Portrush, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

40/50's local films of the area were a highlight. The exhibits and information were most enjoyable and informative. No dislikes. All in all a superb effort by a small community museum - well done!

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London, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
26 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place was a nice surprise. The museum has a small, but good, exhibit of early settler life in Cape Breton. Outside there is a lovely garden to enjoy. $2/each for admission is great!

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

I was looking for a moose and thought they may have a moose tee shirt or something. I stopped in with my mom and they were so friendly that it was amazing!! I couldn't stay long so I didn't get to enjoy the full experience, but I will be back one day.

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Wellston, MI
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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28 reviews 28 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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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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
3 reviews 3 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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