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You won't believe the conditions the early Scottish homesteaders endured....imagine your family... read more

Reviewed 5 October 2018

Put yourself in their place and relive the trails of the journey...you cannot imagine! It will... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
Kitchener, Canada
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 31 October 2018

We wonted visit Ship Hector, but the museum was "closed 4 season". In Google was information, that museum is open and official web page doesn't work.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Petr K
Reviewed 5 October 2018

You won't believe the conditions the early Scottish homesteaders endured....imagine your family belowdecks....don't miss the museum either

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Put yourself in their place and relive the trails of the journey...you cannot imagine! It will make you appreciate what we have now for all of their sacrifices and courage! Amazing restoration ongoing! Volunteers are brilliant for all of their time and efforts!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank alivexo
Reviewed 17 September 2018

Do not miss this site. One gets to see the rugged onboard conditions endured by ancestors traveling to Canada from Scotland. Particularly good for young students to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Michael P
Reviewed 5 September 2018

I've been to Pictou more than once but had never taken the time to check out the Hector...my loss! This is a great stop...good museum which very effectively tells the story of Scottish immigration to Nova Scotia. Hard to believe what the early immigrants went...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank jamesmK7272TY
Reviewed 12 August 2018

You wonder how a ship this size can cross the ocean, let alone carry almost 200 people crammed in it. The full size replica brings the story to life.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank mouseHerts
Reviewed 11 August 2018

Although a very-windy day, we ventured onto the deck and below to the claustrophobic interior where 200 people lived for almost 2 months . Unfortunately, the mast was disassembled on the shore for some sort of repair . Worthwhile to do, but I preferred the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank NDF848
Reviewed 30 July 2018

Very interesting and informative but the ship is in terrible condition,if something is not done soon it will be beyond repair.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank 167Alexr
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

Once you've visted the center..... take a tour of the Ship Hector.... hard to believe that many people made that trip in the confines of this vessel @

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HJ D
Reviewed 22 July 2018

It was a ship. It has a great story. Not much else to say about it. It's a recreation of the original Hector that brought Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in the 1700's. Touring the ship, you can understand why some of them never made...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Donna A
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30 July 2015|
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Yes, I think it was $7.50 per adult