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Hooked Rug Museum of North America

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Address: 9849 Highway #3, Hubbards, Nova Scotia B0J 1T0, Canada
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The Hooked Rug Museum of North America collects, exhibits and preserves the...

The Hooked Rug Museum of North America collects, exhibits and preserves the heritage of hand-hooked rugs and artifacts used in the making of fibre art. It researches the history of this art, presents it in an accurate manner and also encourages future development of the art.

As a registered charity the Hooked Rug Museum of North America operates without the purpose of gain. All monies generated are used for heritage preservation, educational purposes and to support the Museum's ongoing operational costs.

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What beautiful artistry is woven into rugs! Unbelievable! Our only regret was not to see someone actually hooking. We did enjoy seeing how the design/picture is laid out on the... read more

Reviewed 26 November 2016
Fern W
Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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Reviewed 26 November 2016

What beautiful artistry is woven into rugs! Unbelievable! Our only regret was not to see someone actually hooking. We did enjoy seeing how the design/picture is laid out on the backing to get an idea of all the intricacy. WOW! What patience and love go into these HOURS/DAYS/MONTHS of work!

Thank Fern W
Hubbards, Canada
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

I was very impressed with the museum. I have been there 3 times over the past 3 years and each time was completely different and just as enjoyable. I am not a rug hooker yet I was surprised by the incredible talent and designs.

Thank GailDominey
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Reviewed 17 August 2016

While I had to talk my travel companions into visiting this museum (I am a rug hooker) they all came away inspired. The men were amazed at the artefacts that related to rug hooking, they enjoyed looking at all sorts of turn of the century machinery to make rug patterns, as well as the interesting subject matter of the mats... More 

Thank Susan S
West End, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2016

If you have any interest hooked rugs you owe it to yourself to stop. It is a one of a kind experience. Nice Noah's Ark.

1 Thank Tom W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Probably a bit more for the ladies, we visited this museum as a part of a Caravan Maritime tour. Well displayed historical prospective of a folk art evolving to a finer art form. The "hooked" potrraits of famous people in history was produced 100 stitches per square inch at a time. Everyone has to appreciate the effort involved. The live... More 

Thank Happytraveler97531
Kitimat, Canada
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

Large selection of rugs old and new and all the equipment used to create some beautiful items. Staff full on knowledge to share

Thank LLEA1956
Wolfville, Canada
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

I have been to this Museum a number of times and have found the staff, mostly volunteers, to be absolutely wonderful. I've attended a number of hook-ins as well as hooking courses. To be surrounded by all the beautiful hooked mats is a rug hookers dream. There is also antique hooking and spinning equipment on display. The Museum is the... More 

Thank Kay L
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Reviewed 9 November 2015 via mobile

I think my husband was a little unsure of this choice...... But it is totally worth it. The staff are super friendly and the chance to see the heritage and history and art af these amazing people is a gift. I had no idea rug hooking could look so much like paintings. This type of art is something I want... More 

Thank Itchyfeetsies
Lake Orion, Michigan
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Reviewed 7 October 2015 via mobile

We almost missed this gem, literally backed up 150 feet. I am always complaining my husband isn't spontaneous when traveling, but he earned brownie points here. This museum keeps on going with well organized and beautiful pieces of history one interesting thing about the hooked rugs is they appear worn, because they were well used. These rugs often offered one... More 

Thank Deborah W
Mountain Home, North Carolina
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Reviewed 29 September 2015

The museum contains a variety of hooked rugs, both historical and contemporary. It is a fascinating array of the different techniques and styles used in rug making. There is also a large quantity of rugs for sale. The volunteers on duty were very friendly and informative.

Thank Peg O

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