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“Great Museum, Friendly Staff”

Hector Heritage Quay
Ranked #1 of 19 things to do in Pictou
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

The museum takes about an hour and a bit to work your way through, the admission rates are very reasonable, especially when you take into account that all the work is volunteer and it's the locals of Pictou keeping this attraction open.

The history of Pictou is very rich and interesting and this museum does a wonderful job of taking you through the trip that the Hector made as well as the people who were on the ship. It's hard to believe such a small ship made it across the Atlantic the way it did!

2  Thank Elaine D
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Lots of History here...at the Quay & in town..
A must see for history buffs...a great part of Canadian History..The ship Hector is in dire need of an over haul...but I am sure lots of $$..

Thank Victoria477
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

$7 entrance fee, $3 if you are a student. We spent over an hour wandering from panel to panel and learning the history of the Hector and the people who came to Pictou. There are two shops set up, a blacksmithing shop and a wood shop. Neither were staffed when we went through. There is also a 20 minute or so informational video about the replica ship finished in 2000.

The volunteer staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. One of them gave me a collectible information book from the 200th anniversary of the sailing.

If you're a history buff, this is a good place to spend some time.

Thank shannonr273
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Reviewed May 27, 2013

The museum was provided a detailed picture of the experiences of the Scottish settlers who first came to Nova Scotia.. You are assured of a warm welcome. Although we arrived on a day before the Heritage Quay opened for the season we were shown round by two of the guides. We actually met a descendant of one of the original settlers. This place should not be missed if you are in the vicinity.

2  Thank Geordiescots
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Reviewed April 4, 2013

Very cool. Lots of information about early immigrants and settlers. The ship is fantastic. Very informative.

Thank kkuehne
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