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Whitney Pier Historical Society Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
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Quaint museum off the beaten path

This is a small, quaint museum with wonderful items from the local area depicting the history of... read more

Reviewed January 19, 2018
Jackie K
Marion Bridge, Canada
Very interesting free museum

This is a lovely free museum put together by locals who contributed the exhibits which related to... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2016
London, United Kingdom
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Jan 19, 2018
“Quaint museum off the beaten path”
Aug 16, 2017
“A lot of some local and ethnic information!”
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88 Mt Pleasant St, Sydney, Nova Scotia B1N 2G1, Canada
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Reviewed January 19, 2018

This is a small, quaint museum with wonderful items from the local area depicting the history of Whitney Pier through the ages.

Thank Jackie K
Reviewed August 16, 2017

When I say a lot of some local material I mean certain areas of Whitney Pier are covered more than others. It is the same for ethnic groups. There is no index area where you can look up information yourself. You need to go to...More

1  Thank Patricia M
Reviewed October 2, 2016

This is a lovely free museum put together by locals who contributed the exhibits which related to the steel workers before the steel works closed causing major problems for the community. On our visit they gave us free tea or coffee and home made cookies....More

Thank ChrisMLocke
Reviewed September 22, 2016

We visited this attraction on a cruise tour. Small museum staffed solely by volunteers and depicts how life was before the demise of the steel mills. Staff were very friendly and knowledgable and there are some interesting exhibits. The small cafe serves coffee and home...More

2  Thank Catpickle
Reviewed July 3, 2016

EXCELLENT museum. Complete history of the local people, including tons of immigrants from Europe. Families donated their own artifacts, ie. letters, photos, etc that make this museum UNFORGETTABLE. Helen is a doll and so is George. Returning next week to Sydney and we're going back...More

Thank elysecarey
Reviewed April 6, 2016

A very interesting, unique and comprehensive museum. The fact that its run entirely by local volunteers is astounding. You could easily spend hours checking out all of the artifacts. It reminded me of going through my great-grandmother's mementos - meticulously labeled and telling its own...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed March 17, 2015

This is a very fasinating place to visit. There is so much history in books and pictures and so many nationalities. Make sure you have lots of time to enjoy all this information.

2  Thank Marysummer1
Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you want to visit a user friendly, "owned by the people" museum be sure to visit the Whitney Pier Museum. You can spend hours looking at the many artifacts that have been donated by families. The Pier has a rich and diverse culture and...More

3  Thank MamaIv
Reviewed October 14, 2014

We called into Sydney on the cruise ship Balmoral and joined the Pink Bus tour of the area. The bus paused at this Museum and we were warmly welcomed by enthusiastic volunteers. With our guide from the bus we spent a splendid hour walking back...More

4  Thank andrewlgc
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December 8, 2016|
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Response from Catpickle | Reviewed this property |
Ive put a photcopy on the review of the recipe
September 28, 2016|
Response from Catpickle | Reviewed this property |
No need to taxi or take the pink bus