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Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre

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Outstanding displays

The displays and interactive exhibits show the life of the Mi’kmaw people before, during, and after... read more

Reviewed December 2, 2018
Debbie D
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Sky Valley, Georgia
Mi'kmaw Heritage

Our visit began with a talk by two First Nation interpreters. They explained their past and present... read more

Reviewed October 22, 2018
Maryann L
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Fair Oaks, California
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the MCHC houses 8 display cases, with artifacts dating back as far as 7,500 years. There is a gift shop featuring many Mi'kmaq artists and abroad. Stop on in while you are travelling to and from Halifax on highway 102, Exit 13A. Just look for the...more
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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65 Treaty Trail | Truro Power Centre, Millbrook, Nova Scotia B6L 1W3, Canada
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All reviews gift shop nova scotia huge statue great place off the highway for sale minute movie well worth a visit first nations native language young man bus tour excellent museum friendly staff beautiful examples cultural heritage next door
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Reviewed December 2, 2018

The displays and interactive exhibits show the life of the Mi’kmaw people before, during, and after European contact. Tours and workshops explain native spirituality, legends, community practices, and drum-making. And the gift shop has artwork, books and notecards celebrating the Mi'kmaw culture. All very humbling;...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

Our visit began with a talk by two First Nation interpreters. They explained their past and present culture, heritage and traditions. They welcomed questions. In this small center are beautiful examples of Mi'kmawn bead and quill work, clothing, tools and other artifacts. The gift shop...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Maryann L
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Excellent museum with super-smart docents, anxious to tell the story of these First Nations people's thousands of years of history in the Maritimes. Very nice audio-visual presentation, great exhibits and super-cool Museum shop with native crafts at affordable prices. It's just off the highway and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 21, 2018

On a recent bus tour we stopped here for a visit. The staff were friendly and informative. Two members of the First Nation People explained their history, legends and present day life. There were many exhibits to view and a large gift shop with local...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 18, 2018

Stopped in here for a quick visit since I was staying next door at the Super 8 Hotel, mostly because I was intrigued by the big statue of a Mi'kmaq that you can see from the Highway. There's more to it than the statue though,...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see people taking care and honoring their heritage. Great presentation and displays of craft work.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Roy P
Reviewed July 31, 2018

This beautiful building houses a theatre and some very well put together static displays. The movie about the Mi'kmaq peoples' history and legend is narrated in English with the native language in sub-titles. However when the Mi'kmaq narrator spoke there were English sub-titles. Very interesting...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 14, 2018

Decided to call in here as we staying at the Hampton inn close by. We both found it very interesting and informative about how the local indigenous peoples coped with the arrival of the “white man” and its long term impact on them. The displays...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank John Z
Reviewed July 13, 2018

I thought this was going to be a sleepy stop but was surprised at how much there was to explore. We arrived on a bus tour with Collette and the centre provided us with a drumming event, a nice museum area, and a chance to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Westgalady
Reviewed July 10, 2018

The Mi’kmaq are a First Nation people indigenous to the Canadian Maritime Provinces and their current population is about 170,000. There, Garret, a "drum keeper and senior heritage interpreter" gave a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the Mi'kmaq. Many display cabinets contain...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Herbert G
Garrett G, Senior Heritage Interpreter at Millbrook Cultural & Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2018

Hello Herbert, We are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our centre. However, the current population is around 60,000+. 170,000 was an estimate that was said before the first point of contact. This is Garrett responding btw. lol if you have anymore...More

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