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Hector Heritage Quay

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Address: 33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Phone Number: (902) 485-4371
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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A major piece in Canadian History. Lured by the promise of fee land and a year of free provisions to begin their new life....the poor souls who fled to the new world abroad the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Western Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An amazing story. The ship is old now but so was the original in 1773. The museum does an excellent job of bringing the history alive. How anyone could survive the voyage is a question.

Thank augusta a
Western Canada
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63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A major piece in Canadian History. Lured by the promise of fee land and a year of free provisions to begin their new life....the poor souls who fled to the new world abroad the "Hector" had no idea what to expect. As you stand on the deck of this fine replica of this full rigged 'Fluyt', you will marvel at... More 

Thank ramcleod
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35 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very informative museum with great history of the early settlers in Nova Scotia. The hold of the Hector ship shows how crowded and claustrophobic the trip would have been for the 189 passengers over the 11 week voyage.

Thank MicheleCanada
Ottawa, Canada
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88 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is quite professionally done and describes superbly the history of the first Scottish settlers to arrive in Canada--the reasons behind why they came, the difficulties of the voyage, and what they had to deal with once they arrived. After going through the museum, you can head out back to tour the replica of the Hector (included in the... More 

Thank Walter W
Kitchener, Canada
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15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I visited the Hector this summer. It was very interesting. My daughter loved the ship. She loved exploring all the different areas and listening to the stories told by the employees

Thank jillmw2015
Belmont, New Hampshire
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131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Well maintained and informative museum of Pictou and arrival of the ship Hector. Very reasonably priced and pleasurable self guided walk through building. Actually go aboard a replica of the Hector tied up in the water. Hector itself is in need of some TLC and it is evident that the organization is making ongoing repairs.

Thank tom646
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well informed guides giving the history of an arduous journey to Canada in the 1700s in a small tall ship, with impressive ship. Pictou boardwalk with yachts and schools of fish in the harbour. Cafes and restaurants with terraces and a seaview. Local houses from 1800s. Great.

1 Thank Hockeyfan888
preston uk
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64 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited on a cold day the museum part which was very informative but the Hector Ship was excellent and showed how it must have been for the settlers when they came over.

1 Thank bc1945
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79 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pretty good history of the Hector, The museum itself is ok for a family, there is a fair amount of reading but enough static displays and video for kids age 7+. The real fascination is getting to go on a replica of the Hector. Although it is a static ship, they have done a great job of replicating it and... More 

Thank Bigdaddy316
Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A step back in history. Wonderfully built building that houses the story of the Scots coming to Canada aboard the ship Hector and why they made this perilous journey. You get to step onto the ship as well. It's in some maintenance, but that does not hinder you in your visit. A return visit in 3 years would be a... More 

Thank bj887

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