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North Highlands Community Museum

29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2579
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very interesting

We stopped because they had registers for family research, didnt find any of my family but it was... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2016
Christine A
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Unexpected delight

There are community centers in most tourist areas, many with local information, some with... read more

Reviewed August 21, 2016
Ernie L
Otis, MA
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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!
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good31%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“local history” (4 reviews)
“cabot trail” (16 reviews)
“cape breton” (7 reviews)
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29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2579
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Reviewed September 17, 2016

We stopped because they had registers for family research, didnt find any of my family but it was still interesting and the settlers garden was quaint

1  Thank Christine A
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

There are community centers in most tourist areas, many with local information, some with historical things as well, but the museum here is outstanding. There wasn't one thing that stood out, but the care taken to collect the items exhibited as well as the time...More

1  Thank Ernie L
Reviewed August 8, 2016

It is a small museum located on the north end of the Cabot Trail. It made for a nice break from our driving and got to learn a little about the history of the area and people. The exhibits are labelled clearly and informative.

1  Thank asiantraveller101
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...More

2  Thank William D
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.

Thank AnonFromBoston
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...More

Thank Pulcheri
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.

Thank FrequentTraveler2010
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

Thank Coll46
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!

Thank John M
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!

Thank Carin F
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