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10 minutes of your time and a donation are worth it.

Interesting and just across the street from the pier. Churchyard with grave stones is interesting... read more

Reviewed July 25, 2017
Kathie M
Bartlesville, Oklahoma
Historic Church

This had been a Roman Catholic Church, built in 1828, and has been restored to tell the history of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Milford, Michigan
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87 Esplanade St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1P 1A3, Canada
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 21, 2013

Old stone church which now serves as a museum. Right across the street from the cruise terminal. Easy to walk too and a nice stop while exploring the city on foot. The graveyard is small but the headstones are readable, old and weathered. A step...More

8  Thank PMFHalifax
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed September 21, 2014

Nice little history of the island's people who went off to war. Very open and visual displays were for me, the most appealing.

2  Thank Cold_Winter_Traveler
Vanessa R, Manager at St Patrick's Museum, responded to this reviewResponded September 23, 2014

Dear Sir, Thank you for your review. We are very happy that you enjoyed the WWI exhibit. I love all the propaganda posters that we have!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This had been a Roman Catholic Church, built in 1828, and has been restored to tell the history of the church and the religious history of Sydney. Very quaint and interesting. There was a gentleman guitarist playing and singing beautifully while we were there.

Thank MimiandPapa2862
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

St Patricks Museum is on of the historical place that you can visit in Sydney Canada. It was very wet day but because from the drop point of the ship tender I saw a this old church that seems so historic. As the place is...More

Thank Zhabrina
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

People built (and rebuilt) a place of worship, wed here, socialized here, and died here. They were led by priests who cared much for God and those who were allegedly drawn to use donated money for illicit activities. This museum shares parts of their story....More

Thank johnbyl50
Reviewed April 5, 2018

Being of Lebanese decent, this place attracted me as it was one of the original Lebanese Catholic Churches in Canada. Beautiful building with exhibits highlighting the history of the building over the years.

1  Thank Michael K
Reviewed October 26, 2017

This museum used to be a church. Now this museum is especially dedicated to this church as well as the history of the beginnings in Sydney, Nova Scotia. In 1825, Reverend Henrt McKeagnet, an Irish priest became the first priest of this church. It was...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 23, 2017

We happened to visit while a docent was giving a presentation about the area's history. VERY impressive! And, their are a number of displays and photos. Well worth a quick visit.

Thank Dave_in_Reno
Reviewed September 23, 2017 via mobile

We were told to visit the St. Patrick's museum so we made sure we stopped by before returning to the cruise ship. It was only a 5 minute walk and we spent about 30 seconds inside. The church was completely empty except for a collection...More

Thank vegout2
Reviewed July 30, 2017

Located with easy walking distance from the cruise port. This old church now a museum of local exhibits.

Thank BuddyPeter24
Reviewed July 25, 2017

Interesting and just across the street from the pier. Churchyard with grave stones is interesting and the architecture of the building is wonderful.

Thank Kathie M
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

This church was turned into a museum fifty years ago as part of a Centennial project. Well maintained and well staffed during our visit. The history is fascinating and well presented. Worth a few minutes of time.

Thank Travellers195
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