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Hector Heritage Quay

33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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Interesting if you know people who emigrated from Scotland

I found the replica of the Hector, the ship on which 33 families and 25 single men traveled from... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
via mobile
An interesting piece of Scottish and Nova Scotian history.

The museum and Hector replica were interesting. There is a 3-level info centre and a life-sized... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waterloo, Canada
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I found the replica of the Hector, the ship on which 33 families and 25 single men traveled from Scotland to Nova Scotia in 1773, more interesting than the museum itself.

Thank Leslyns
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum and Hector replica were interesting. There is a 3-level info centre and a life-sized replica of the Hector ship. Admission is $8 for adults, $6 for seniors, $3 for kids, and a family rate of $20. Guides were friendly and seemed generally well...More

Thank Gogojanet
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were part of a 36 person mostly retired bus group that was divided in half for private tours. The guides were very young and truly inexperienced in directing the group, answering questions and keeping things interesting. There are certainly many interesting things to see...More

Thank Ihor R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great museum in the heart of town. But, the staff was either untrained or just didn't care to give any information about the ship, the community or the areas history. Such a waste. Just take a picture and move on.

Thank Snorkl3guy
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was one of our main stops on our tour of nova Scotia. Boy on front desk very dour. Was told exhibition was self lead but we'd get a tour of boat. Didn't happen girl just stood on deck with her hands behind her back....More

Thank shug65
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

$8 admission was worth it to see the history and what people had to endure to start a new life. Thought they could have provided more information about what happened once they arrived. Would have been interesting to hear about he Native American's that were...More

Thank Karen G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum was three floors of education and information. Visiting the ship itself, made us feel and understand the hardships immigrants endured in the past. The connection to the Scottish culture helped us learn about Nova Scotia's beginnings.

Thank tikabu77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us spent about 90 minutes exploring the history of this interesting ship and its' voyage from Scotland to Pictou. The history was well presented in a beautiful building and the replica ship was very interesting to see.

1  Thank cmaryv
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the Museum there is an informative narrative of the journey of the Hector, showing scenes of the long voyage to Pictou from Scotland and the terrible privations endured by the 200 passengers, who were crammed into this small, old unseaworthy vessel. There is a...More

Thank Adrian V
Reviewed 3 May 2017

Interesting view of how settlers arrived in the new world. Friendly and helpful staff opened early to let us in and offered commentary on the exhibits/

Thank Will2sail
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