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

Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kitchener, Canada
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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!

Thank alivexo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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 @

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

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Not a large museum, sure does need financial support badly. The poor ship needs work and volunteers are dedicated.

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30 July 2015|
Response from MHCSB | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think it was $7.50 per adult