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Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
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Worth visiting for an important part of history

Very informative museum plus the people who work there provide personal experiences making it even... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Mark D
Falls Church
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Wonderful site and interpretation centre

Only had an hour and it wasn’t enough. Beautiful grounds and an excellent digital/museum... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
sue n
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Depending on the weather you may want to bring a picnic lunch and nourish yourself before you begin this extraordinary experience of the old and new. Climb up the Shaw Turret where we commemorated all Black Loyalist communities as you overlook...more
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119 Birchtown Rd | Take exit 27 on highway 103. The Centre is less than a 2 minute drive from there., Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-1310
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very informative museum plus the people who work there provide personal experiences making it even more so. They also use name cards so each visitor can trace the history of a particular black loyalist.

Thank Mark D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only had an hour and it wasn’t enough. Beautiful grounds and an excellent digital/museum interpretive exhibit.

Thank sue n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a must see! Very informative! Woman at front desk very knowledgeable and explained in depth as to get the most out of our visit!

Thank disappointedMarnie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s amazing how this cultural/historical exhibit came to be (ie from the concept of creating a garbage dump that initiated the impetus for an archeological dig). First, we had a great guide who narrated the timeline of black loyalists who finally settled in Birchtown. It...More

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to Nova Scotia for fifteen years and knew the story of the Loyalists, of course, but not the story of the Black Loyalists. I wasn't exactly surprised to learn that, while the King's promises to the white Loyalists went mostly unfulfilled, the...More

Thank Nancy-the-reader
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Certainly one of the better museums I have ever visited. I am surprised I learned of it almost by accident from another museum keeper in nearby Shelburne. Their interactive set-up that takes us thru the historty of slavery (and much more), as well as the...More

Thank Jean-Paul H
Reviewed 13 August 2018

The poor signage makes this place very hard to find. Unless you have a few hours to stand and read all the screens, there really is not much to see. A few artifacts and the rest is computer screens. The grounds are nice, but lots...More

Thank kelly c
Jason F, Program and Outreach Coordinator at Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2018

Good Morning, We are sorry that you did not enjoy your time here at the museum. We do agree that our signage needs work and we have been working with the proper avenues to make this better however this will take some time. Be sure...More

Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Terrific introductary, short talk given by museum staff member David. The interactive audio-visual displays were all interesting and easy to use. We especially enjoyed seeing and turning the pages of the digitally scanned Book of Negroes. Very nice souvenir shop--we bought a paperback book, magnet,...More

Thank Barb B
Reviewed 3 August 2018 via mobile

I am grateful to the friend who recommended a trip down to this centre while we are in Halifax on holiday for a week. The centre presents the story of the Black Loyalists in a way that is powerful and poignant. It’s a story of...More

Thank sarahnaid
Reviewed 30 July 2018

This is a lovely building with well organized displays of the history of black settlement in Nova Scotia. One of the things we likes was an interactive display about the Book of Negroes. The display traced the life and times of the Black Loyalists who...More

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15 August 2016|
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Response from Compuvideo | Reviewed this property |
I agree that a day in Lunenburg would be worthwhile. There are also some very good restaurants in that town. You might also find some intersting thongs to visit in Liverpool, about half way from Lunenburg to Shelburne. I... More
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Adult $8 Student/Senior $5 Children under 5 free Family Admission $20.00 (Max of 2 adults and 3 children