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Hector Heritage Quay

33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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Wonderful wedding pictures

My Son and his wife visited here and had their wedding pictures taken around the property. It was a... read more

Reviewed 21 December 2017
Debi B
A Must Visit

We began our fall vacation in Pictou on the way to Cape Breton. One of the first places we toured... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
TravelingMac60
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Regina, Canada
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 21 December 2017

My Son and his wife visited here and had their wedding pictures taken around the property. It was a beautiful backdrop for the event. The Hector is an important part of Pictou’s history and the property gives one the feeling of going back in time.

Thank Debi B
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

We began our fall vacation in Pictou on the way to Cape Breton. One of the first places we toured was the Hector Heritage Quay. We took the guided tour to learn about a part of Canada's Scottish roots. The museum is very well designed...More

1  Thank TravelingMac60
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

I totally enjoy stories of immigration from all over the world. The story of The Hector is very well told in the well laid out museum complete with a short movie about the Scots who immigrated to this part of Nova Scotia. A visit to...More

1  Thank Wanda P
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Do not miss this outstanding local museum. Has a full size ship in harbour to go aboard and see what immigrants coming to canada would have endured. Had an excellent video, as well as many static displays. Staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. My group...More

1  Thank rick w
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

It is a great place to start our trip. The museum had a lot of good information and educated us on the Scottish immigrants who were the first to settle in the area.

Thank Tracey M
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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

A great venue . I was a little sceptical about visiting here after seeing BBC documentary. But I was pleasantly surprised. The whole experience is well worth a visit, very well laid out and very informative. Even found one of my ancestors may have been...More

2  Thank Big_JoeScotland
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Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Nice little museum. Lots of information about the settlers. Exhibits where very nice. The ship Hector was well done.

1  Thank Holly C
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Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

Learned the history of the Scottish immigrants to the area. Well written, real life exhibits and good quick video.

2  Thank hkollier
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Reviewed 30 August 2017

Before coming to this part of Nova Scotia we read a lot but when we actually came here and read the story about first Scottish immigrants... you become stunt and sad... It's a totally devastating part of immigration to Canada. What these people went through...More

2  Thank ihor s
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

We stopped in Pictou on a return trip to the East coast and were impressed with the Hector Heritage Quay. The replica ship is well worth visiting and the history of early settlers is very informative and impressive. The quay has very clean public washrooms...More

1  Thank David B
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