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A performance experience, not a "museum"

The Great Hall of the Clans Museum consist of almost entirely text exhibits, without anything that... read more

Reviewed September 16, 2016
johnpE908TO
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Miami, FL
Check the schedule to get some great demonstrations

The value of the Hall of the Clans is the demonstrations. We timed our visit to arrive for the... read more

Reviewed August 24, 2015
Denise B
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Quincy, Massachusetts
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The Great Hall of the Clans now includes a Gaelic Heritage and Learning Centre, in addition to the existing displays of the social and military history of Gaelic Scotland. The 8 new interactive displays, situated between the stone pillars throughout...more
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51779 Cabot Trail Road | (take Exit 11 off TCH #105), Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

Visit this college dedicated to preserving the Garlic language and culture. We had fun singing, watching Gaelic dancing and fiddling demonstrations from this part of Nova Scotia (New Scotland). On a beautiful campus, meet staff and students, many who descend from early Scottish settlers of...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

The Gaels are longtime residents of the island and this is a great place to see, hear and read about the history behind the clans and Lang cal people.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 16, 2016

The Great Hall of the Clans Museum consist of almost entirely text exhibits, without anything that you could not read online. What is special is the demonstrations, which follow one-after-the-other (and apparently are given only once or maybe twice per day) so phone ahead to...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed October 16, 2015

This Hall always fills with me with emotion, the Kilts all displayed, the clans represented. If you have any Scot in your background, this feels like home! There was a Piping Concert going on--even more authenticity.

Date of experience: October 2015
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Reviewed August 24, 2015

The value of the Hall of the Clans is the demonstrations. We timed our visit to arrive for the great kilt demonstration, which was really fun. We didn't realize that we would then be treated to a gaellic lesson and a music demonstration! The demonstrations...More

Date of experience: July 2015
Thank Denise B
Reviewed September 12, 2013

The museum of the Hall of the Clans offers a hands on experience that allows visitors to hear samples of the different forms of music (jigs, reels, strathspeys, etc) (by instrument) and from a historical background. Visitors learn the background behind the Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee),...More

Date of experience: August 2013
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

very informative. lots of things to look at and listen to. It was nice to actually hear gaelic spoken after seeing the written word so often.

Date of experience: June 2013
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

When on the Cabot Trail, definitely drop by the Gaelic College for the excellent giftshop and to listen to the piper who appears occasionally. Then leave and save your admission money. The Hall of the Clans sounded like a great attraction. Cost us $26.50 to...More

Date of experience: August 2012
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