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Age of Sail Heritage Museum

8334 Highway 209, Port Greville, Nova Scotia B0M 1T0, Canada
+1 902-348-2030
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A Great Community-run Wooden ship Museum

A densely-packed story of wooden shipbuilding in Nova Scotia with an emphasis of the upper Bay of... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
WintergreenFarm
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Nova Scotia
For a rainy day, or anytime - Great local museum

Before visiting this area, we had no idea of the history of the area. We got our education at this... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Cheri W
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Hooksett, New Hampshire
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Museum Complex consisting of 6 display buildings, public rest rooms, small cafe and gift shop and an interpretive wharf walkway. Located along a tidal river off The Bay of Fundy.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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8334 Highway 209, Port Greville, Nova Scotia B0M 1T0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

A densely-packed story of wooden shipbuilding in Nova Scotia with an emphasis of the upper Bay of Fundy. The story goes from the tree standing in the forest to life on board the ships and with the families left at home to wait for the...More

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your visit with us. I must admit I love it that you picked up on the lobster magnet. Ha ha unfortunately our supplier only had that kind but I'll try harder next year!...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017

Before visiting this area, we had no idea of the history of the area. We got our education at this very well organized museum. The lumber from this area appears to have contributed greatly to the shipbuilding industry along the northeastern coast during the mid...More

Thank Cheri W
buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review. I am really glad you enjoyed your visit and found it educational. Reviews like yours are so nice to see as they mean we are succeeding at our goal. Thanks so much for visiting and perhaps we will...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017

Located on the fox river, this modern museum has two main buildings and a gift/coffee shop housing a collection of models and artifacts from the wooden ship building era in the area. It is well laid out, easily navigated and informative, Parking is adequate and...More

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2017

Thank you so much for your lovely review. I am really glad you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you will come back again.

Reviewed 27 July 2017

Fabulous museum of past sailing memorabilia. Great tours and guides. Very informative.Gorgeous donation of a cruise ship that is actually a working model and lots of attention to detail. Very peaceful location with trees and river. Fabulous cafe serving fresh homemade food. Seafood chowder to...More

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 29 July 2017

Thank you for your wonderful kind review! We strive to make each visit a special one and I am so glad to hear you enjoyed yours. Visitors like you, who appreciate our efforts make it all worth while. Sail on my friend!

Reviewed 22 November 2016

I enjoyed learning about the shipyards and ship building that went on before I was born in 1967. The information about the Titanic was displayed very well.

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 November 2016

Thank you for your kind review Kimberly. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and learnt some thing new. I hope we helped to make your trip to Nova Scotia a little more enjoyable. Perhaps you will come again. HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Reviewed 24 August 2016

Wonderful little museum. Discover how ships were made in this unique location. Ask about the mystery ship, The Mary Celeste, and see their display. Staff very helpful and friendly. Have lunch in the small cafe. Many other attractions in this area as well.

Thank Bronly B
buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 August 2016

Thank you for your lovely review! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us. and that everything was satisfactory. I hope you enjoyed your visit to Nova Scotia and that we will see you again.

Reviewed 17 August 2016

Stopped by here unexpectedly on our way to Advocate Harbour and we enjoyed a very thorough and interesting tour by a nice young lady (wish I could remember her name) who was a local and seemed genuinely happy to share her knowledge of the museum....More

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buffybotns, General Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2016

Thank you for your kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit with us and that our student guide did a good job. We are proud to hire local students who share the history and passion with our visitors. Lauren, Corinne and Hannah...More

Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Wex actually drove past this museum on our way to Advocate, but turned around and decided to stop in. We are so glad we stopped! There is tons of history here, many artifacts, much of it locally sourced. We learned a lot! Staff were super...More

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buffybotns, General Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2016

Thank you so much for your great review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum and that the staff met your expectations. I hope you'll drop in and see us again :)

Reviewed 3 July 2016

My adult son and I took the beginner's class in Black Smithing taught by Michael Tennyson. Using a newly restored blacksmith shop at the museum, Mike guided us through the skills of drawing, curling. twisting and forge welding iron. These skills were then used to...More

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buffybotns, Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Hi Albert, Thank you for your awesome review. I am so glad you enjoyed the course, Michael is great and I am glad you feel it was worth your time. We look forward to having you come again to a more advanced course and hope...More

Reviewed 25 April 2016

Great spot for a step back in time. Lots of treasures here. Well worth the time and the drive there is spectacular.

Thank ambausch
buffybotns, General Manager at Age of Sail Heritage Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2016

Thank you so much for the kind words! I am so glad you enjoyed your visit and I hope you will come see us soon!

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