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North Highlands Community Museum

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Address: 29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-383-2579
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Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova...

Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have a beautiful exhibit hall that includes local artifacts along with professional displays that take you back in time while getting a taste of our local heritage. We also have a blacksmith forge, settlers' garden, and a historic Church building that has become our Culture Centre where we feature talented musicians and other events each week. Our Museum also serves as the Information Centre for the the area, so there are many great reasons to stop in and visit us!

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A hidden gem

Any visitor to Cape Breton who has the slightest interest in the history of the island owes it to himself or herself to visit this museum. It makes a nice rest stop while driving... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 28, 2015
William D

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

Any visitor to Cape Breton who has the slightest interest in the history of the island owes it to himself or herself to visit this museum. It makes a nice rest stop while driving the Cabot Trail, but is more than worth a drive just to see the museum alone. There is a lot of history packed into this small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The museum was interesting and did not take long to get through. However, we were expecting to learn about the Scottish heritage of the area and there was none of that.

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is an awesome little place for anyone interested in learning about life in the north highlands in the distant and not so distant past. The young curator was most helpful when I asked about family history research for my daughter. We were able to retrieve a pedigree for her paternal grandmother going back 5 local generations. Totally worth a... More 

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Thank Pulcheri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This small museum is well worth the stop while touring the Cabot Trail. It explains the history of the island and its people and shows everyday life through the centuries-the good times and the bad.

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St Albert AB Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

One of the best small museums I visited on the Cabot Trail. Enthusiastic staff. Well displayed, informative information. Take an hour to visit this interesting museum

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Portrush, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

40/50's local films of the area were a highlight. The exhibits and information were most enjoyable and informative. No dislikes. All in all a superb effort by a small community museum - well done!

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Thank John M
London, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

This place was a nice surprise. The museum has a small, but good, exhibit of early settler life in Cape Breton. Outside there is a lovely garden to enjoy. $2/each for admission is great!

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Thank Carin F
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I was looking for a moose and thought they may have a moose tee shirt or something. I stopped in with my mom and they were so friendly that it was amazing!! I couldn't stay long so I didn't get to enjoy the full experience, but I will be back one day.

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Wellston, MI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

the 40's 50's film was fascinating! There was plenty of local history and pictures to view and good selection of books about the region. The settlers garden was well done too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

I've been to a lot of museums. This one was excellent: amazing, quality displays with short and useful information, combined with photos of the people who settled along the coast and their stories. It is perfectly displayed, perfectly lit, perfectly labelled and the people running were very friendly. It's always nice to find a little museum like this that people... More 

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