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Address: 8334 Highway 209, Port Greville, Nova Scotia B0M 1T0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-348-2030
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Museum Complex consisting of 6 display buildings, public rest rooms, small...

Museum Complex consisting of 6 display buildings, public rest rooms, small cafe and gift shop and an interpretive wharf walkway. Located along a tidal river off The Bay of Fundy.

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Very nice historical site.

I enjoyed learning about the shipyards and ship building that went on before I was born in 1967. The information about the Titanic was displayed very well.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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East Syracuse, New York
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East Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed learning about the shipyards and ship building that went on before I was born in 1967. The information about the Titanic was displayed very well.

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review Kimberly. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and learnt some thing new. I hope we helped to make your trip to Nova Scotia a little more enjoyable. Perhaps you will come again. HAPPY THANKSGIVING! More 

Stockbridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Wonderful little museum. Discover how ships were made in this unique location. Ask about the mystery ship, The Mary Celeste, and see their display. Staff very helpful and friendly. Have lunch in the small cafe. Many other attractions in this area as well.

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. and that everything was satisfactory. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Nova Scotia and that we will see you again. More 

punta gorda
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

Stopped by here unexpectedly on our way to Advocate Harbour and we enjoyed a very thorough and interesting tour by a nice young lady (wish I could remember her name) who was a local and seemed genuinely happy to share her knowledge of the museum. Would recommend.

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buffybotns, General Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that our student guide did a good job. We are proud to hire local students who share the history and passion with our visitors. Lauren, Corinne and Hannah are doing a great job this year and we hope you will visit us again.... More 

Oxford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Wex actually drove past this museum on our way to Advocate, but turned around and decided to stop in. We are so glad we stopped! There is tons of history here, many artifacts, much of it locally sourced. We learned a lot! Staff were super helpful, frequently checking in to see whether we had any questions. Definitely recommend!

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buffybotns, General Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum and that the staff met your expectations. I hope you'll drop in and see us again :) More 

Ashland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 3, 2016

My adult son and I took the beginner's class in Black Smithing taught by Michael Tennyson. Using a newly restored blacksmith shop at the museum, Mike guided us through the skills of drawing, curling. twisting and forge welding iron. These skills were then used to build our project, a very neat looking Fire Poker. Following the project work we were... More 

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Hi Albert, Thank you for your awesome review. I am so glad you enjoyed the course, Michael is great and I am glad you feel it was worth your time. We look forward to having you come again to a more advanced course and hope we will see you soon. More 

Lexington, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

Great spot for a step back in time. Lots of treasures here. Well worth the time and the drive there is spectacular.

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buffybotns, General Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you will come see us soon! More 

Port Alberni, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2015

We turned back and went in just to have a question about sailing ships answered but we were so impressed we spent some time here. I was pleasantly surprised (it's a small town) at the quality and professionalism of the exhibits and I've been in the museum business for 35 years. Excellent level of information, good artifacts,excellent exhibitry and very... More 

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Hello Jean. Thank you for your wonderful review. It was such a pleasure speaking with you and your husband. We are very proud of the work that has gone into our little museum and of the community that supports us. With out the hard work and dedication of some really great people (like yourselves) we would not be what we... More 

Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2015

The Museum consists of a number of historic buildings moved to a central site on the banks of a scenic ravine beside the tidal Greville. The museum is nicely done, and has loads of memorabilia donated by various groups and individuals. The 'talking, rocking grandma' scared the pants off of me though!!

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! I am really glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we sure appreciate you coming. Grandma is definitely special and memorable :) I hope if your ever back our way you will stop in again, there is always something new! More 

Toronto, Canada
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44 reviews
26 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

Port Greville is not a huge place or let say... a village but in this gorgeous pocket you suddenly discover so many nice little surprises... One of them was Age of Sail Heritage Museum which is located right near the main road. For the Museum they used inner part of an old wooden church and it's very nice. In the... More 

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review. I am so happy your visit was a great one and that you enjoyed yourself with us. It is because of people like you and your appreciation that we enjoy doing what we do! I hope if you are ever back our way you will stop in and visit again! More 

Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2015

We almost missed this nice little museum and had to turn around after driving by. The staff are all volunteers and well informed. The structure is nice and the displays are quiet interesting. They even have a working blacksmith. Larry & Kelly, Georgetown, TX

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this review

Thank you for turning back and coming in! It sounds like your visit was worthwhile! While it is true many of our helpers including the blacksmith are volunteers, our students however are hired with the help of government grants for the season and myself as Curator/ Manager hold a paid position for 5 months of the year. That being said... More 

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