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Amos Pewter

589 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
1-800-565-3369
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Mahone Bay
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Shops
Owner description: Amos Pewter designs, creates and sells pewter gifts and keepsakes in our workshop and gift store located across the bay from the historic Three... more » Owner description: Amos Pewter designs, creates and sells pewter gifts and keepsakes in our workshop and gift store located across the bay from the historic Three Churches in Mahone Bay on the South Shore of Nova Scotia. Visitors from around the world are captivated by our artisans and interpretive displays. Enjoy a guided demonstration and tour our workshop, take part in our Hands On Experience, and finish your own pewter Sand Dollar. « less
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Boston, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

The best part of Amos Pewter is the back of the shop where you can watch folks actually making the pewter. The staff did a great job demonstrating the process and answering questions. They are willing to engage with visitors and show them how awesome their craft truly is. The shop, itself, offers many varieties of pewter goods and you... More

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52 attraction reviews
188 helpful votes 188 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I just leaned about the mixture of elements to one general name "Pewter" at my visit to Amos shop. I had the free tour of how to make the pewter art and a quick lesson in physics about elements. Important note: Amos Pewter do not mix Lead in their product, but be aware that others may do that and if... More

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Quebec City, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I went in to learn about the art of working with pewter. There are on-going visits. It is a small place but well organized. There is always a person working behind the glass that can explain all the steps needed. Also lots of interpretive panels illustrating the history, uses and the process for working with pewter. You can buy pieces... More

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Dartmouth, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is not just a gift shop! I discovered that I could actually learn how the pewter pieces are made by watching the staff and asking questions. I even tried polishing my own pewter sand dollar! My family enjoyed the visit as well - the kids especially liked watching the liquid pewter harden in mere seconds and then melt into... More

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Point Clear, Alabama
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Spent about 30 mins in Amos Pewter, watched fabrication on site with interesting conversation with one of the artisans. Large selection, reasonable prices. If you are in the neighborhood, worth stopping by. Lovely town with gorgeous bay views, chick town with clothing and gifts, some art.

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Lunenburg
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We always buy the pewter ornaments for Christmas presents and our family look forward to receiving them every year.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

There are many different pewter companies in Nova Scotia. Amos Pewter is, in my opinion, is heads above the rest. It is their simplicity and elegance of design that sets them in a different category. My daughter collects the sea treasures and my other daughter, recently married has this year's Amos ornament on their tree

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Kitchener, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

My party stopped in here during our travels this past weekend. Many in our group purchased things from this store. Good prices for local pewter souvenirs from the Chester, NS area.

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Bridgewater, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

I go here whenever I am in Mahone Bay, always interesting to see the designers working on a new piece. Everything is beautifully displayed, and staff are attentive but not pushy. Beautiful building inside and out, great shopping experience.

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Folly Beach, South Carolina, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

One of the shops that attracted us to Mahone Bay. Not just your ordinary trinket shop. Real pewter objects are created there. We found a diversity of items: household goods, collectables, jewelery. There were plenty of choices of size, style and cost. I must admit to a dumb attack because we bought a nice cake knife and you quessed it,... More

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