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Hector Heritage Quay

Open Now: 10:00 - 16:00
Open today: 10:00 - 16:00
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departure for a new life

the hector ship and museum is a visit worth explaining the harsh condition in scotland and the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
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very interesting and well presented exhibit

Pleasantly surprised as we hadn't planned a visit to Pictou, until finding a mention of it in the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

the hector ship and museum is a visit worth explaining the harsh condition in scotland and the causes they left and also the horrible life situation on board who can not be reproduced but i think they way they running their museum is not up...More

Thank Owladvice
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised as we hadn't planned a visit to Pictou, until finding a mention of it in the travel guide and making a last minute decision to visit. The museum itself was clean, bright and well organized over three floors. Admission is reasonable and includes...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a nice friendly conversation with proprietor, Plenty of local history concerning Scots coming to Pictou.

Thank normajean2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Pictou today to visit the Hector Heritage Sight. We were warmly welcomed and we were happy to see that we qualified for the senior rate of $6.00 a person. The reception area was clean and well organized, with a great variety of...More

Thank Singent
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum is basically a self guided tour. Begin with the 10 minute video to get an overview of how the settlers arrived in the area. Missing from the video is a good description of how the town came to the decision in the 1990's...More

Thank Lana S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to walk when the sun is setting. Very beautiful view of the harbor. There are interesting shops, a museum and places to have a good meal. This is the place that the refugees from Scotland's Highland Clearances arrived and called...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Replics boat of the original dutch ship. Very small but effective means of transport foe thusnads of Scottish emmigrants

Thank sandsh0912
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in Pictou on the way to the ferry in Caribou, and on a whim popped into this centre - what a great plan this turned out to be. We were keen throughout our travels in Nova Scotia to learn more about the history...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

The historical descriptions are set up in an easy chronological order. The displays are very good.one can truly imagine how horrendous the Atlantic crossing must have been for 189 souls. The true to scale replica of the Hector is also very interesting. The process of...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A good history item for Pictou. No complaints on the display just on the hours of operation. Only open 10-4pm. We arrived around 5 and missed the closing, then stayed around longer than planned the next day just to see this exhibit.

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