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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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Worth the stop

The local people have done an excellent job of putting together this exhibit. They have retold the... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
rick w
Cardston, Canada
Quaint little gift shop with museum in the back

On the Cabot Trail. Well done small museum of the people who settled in the area. Lots of antique... read more

Reviewed 12 October 2017
Mississauga, Canada
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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!
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“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 5 weeks ago

The local people have done an excellent job of putting together this exhibit. They have retold the local history in an interesting way. The video was well worth the watch.

Thank rick w
Reviewed 12 October 2017

On the Cabot Trail. Well done small museum of the people who settled in the area. Lots of antique items and paintings

Thank ekym0m
Reviewed 12 August 2017

We stopped in for a bathroom as bathroom/museum are pictured on the CBHNP map. The staff are friendly, the bathroom is clean, the gift shop is small but has decent variety. The museum looked very nice but we did not do it as we were...More

Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Sometimes the weather forces you to go places you might not have gone. This is a very small museum but very well done. We were glad we stopped in as we learned much about that area of Cape Breton. We came away from there with...More

Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A great place to spend a 1/2 hr. to 3+ hours. Your choice. There's a genealogy research lab, if you may have some family roots in the area. There's lots more: professionally done exhibits, a cool working blacksmith forge, a beautiful heritage garden, great friendly...More

1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent 1 hour at this small museum (admission $2) looking and reading about all the exhibits. The best part for us was the great home movie about life in the early days of the Northern Highlands. This is a 10 mm film that was...More

1  Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were there third week of September 2016. For anyone interested in history, particularly the history of this area, this small museum should be on a list of things to see while traveling the Cabot Trail. The place is full of old tools, many hand...More

1  Thank SrMainer
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Only could spend a very short time in this quaint museum about the Gaelic influence on Nova Scotia. LOVED the interactive exhibits. Would have loved to stay at night and enjoyed the live music.

1  Thank escdvm
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very well designed small, local, museum. Interesting displays and a very good example of an old loom. Really enjoyed it. Friendly and helpful volunteer staff should be congratulated.

1  Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 17 September 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
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