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take the walking tour

Nice to see this community preserving and taking pride in their history. Beautiful museum, lots to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
St. Albert, Canada
Small but very informative

Allows one to have an interesting glance at an old loyalist house. Worthy of a special mention... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jean-Paul H
Danville, Canada
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9 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice to see this community preserving and taking pride in their history. Beautiful museum, lots to see.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Allows one to have an interesting glance at an old loyalist house. Worthy of a special mention: the warmth and friendly welcome by the staff.

Thank Jean-Paul H
Reviewed June 19, 2018

If you buy the museum pass for the three museums found on the Shelburne waterfront, be sure to partake of the daily hour long walking tour put on by the docents from the Ross-Thomson House Museum. What an excellent way to educate yourself about the...More

Thank Walter J
Reviewed June 18, 2018

totally stepping back in time, you may even get a glimpse of a re enactor making butter. A wonderful building, filled with LIVE history in a beautiful setting.

Thank philandrita
Reviewed September 28, 2017

My husband and I agree -- this museum does it right! On entering the house, rather than being met with lots to read on the walls, you're greeted by a delightful guide in period costume enthusiastic about history. Not only did we learn about the...More

Thank Jane H
Reviewed September 17, 2017 via mobile

Great way to learn more about the history of Shelburne. Terrific staff. We had lots of fun with them when we arrived and then we had a personal tour of the museum. Cute little gift shop. The ladies at the entrance were felting small animals...More

Thank MarlaCToronto
Reviewed December 28, 2016

Although small, this museum has two levels. There are some very good exhibits and the small shop carries interesting and handmade items, rather than your usual "made in China" shlock.

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed October 12, 2016

The cost of this museum was included in our Nova Scotia Museum Pass. We were the only visitors there on a Saturday afternoon. The guide that took us around the house was fantastic! She provided an incredible amount of very interesting information. She really made...More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed September 22, 2016

My husband and I took a two day tour of southwest Nova Scotia and visited six museums along the way. We thought this museum was just a house, that we would spend 20 minutes and be on our way. Were we wrong. This was the...More

Thank HappyCanadianHiker
Reviewed September 16, 2016

We visited the 3 Museum tour in Shelburne when we were there .The Ross Thomson House was the best of the 3.We had a great lady doing the tour with us who was very knowledgeable about the house. She answered any question that we had.We...More

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