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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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A hidden gem

Any visitor to Cape Breton who has the slightest interest in the history of the island owes it to... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2015
William D
It was OK, but not what we expected

The museum was interesting and did not take long to get through. However, we were expecting to... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2015
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average4%
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29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2579
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Reviewed 28 September 2015

Any visitor to Cape Breton who has the slightest interest in the history of the island owes it to himself or herself to visit this museum. It makes a nice rest stop while driving the Cabot Trail, but is more than worth a drive just...More

2  Thank William D
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The museum was interesting and did not take long to get through. However, we were expecting to learn about the Scottish heritage of the area and there was none of that.

Thank AnonFromBoston
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is an awesome little place for anyone interested in learning about life in the north highlands in the distant and not so distant past. The young curator was most helpful when I asked about family history research for my daughter. We were able to...More

Thank Pulcheri
Reviewed 14 November 2014

This small museum is well worth the stop while touring the Cabot Trail. It explains the history of the island and its people and shows everyday life through the centuries-the good times and the bad.

Thank FrequentTraveler2010
Reviewed 15 September 2014

One of the best small museums I visited on the Cabot Trail. Enthusiastic staff. Well displayed, informative information. Take an hour to visit this interesting museum

Thank Coll46
Reviewed 3 September 2014

40/50's local films of the area were a highlight. The exhibits and information were most enjoyable and informative. No dislikes. All in all a superb effort by a small community museum - well done!

Thank John M
Reviewed 20 August 2014

This place was a nice surprise. The museum has a small, but good, exhibit of early settler life in Cape Breton. Outside there is a lovely garden to enjoy. $2/each for admission is great!

Thank Carin F
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I was looking for a moose and thought they may have a moose tee shirt or something. I stopped in with my mom and they were so friendly that it was amazing!! I couldn't stay long so I didn't get to enjoy the full experience,...More

Thank Jason R
Reviewed 17 July 2014

the 40's 50's film was fascinating! There was plenty of local history and pictures to view and good selection of books about the region. The settlers garden was well done too.

Thank xmascarol42
Reviewed 24 September 2013

I've been to a lot of museums. This one was excellent: amazing, quality displays with short and useful information, combined with photos of the people who settled along the coast and their stories. It is perfectly displayed, perfectly lit, perfectly labelled and the people running...More

1  Thank Fiddlee1
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