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What a fantastic community project

The towns people of Pictou hope to have the Hector sailing by 2023. Whether she takes people out in... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Duncan, Canada
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Trip East 2018

My wife and I are not of Scottish decent but seeing this ship loaded with 189 men, women and... read more

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Ed H
Orillia, Canada
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The towns people of Pictou hope to have the Hector sailing by 2023. Whether she takes people out in the harbour or stays moored, this is a fabulous historical project that is well worth the museum ticket.

Thank LindaLou1954
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are not of Scottish decent but seeing this ship loaded with 189 men, women and children cross the Atlantic Ocean for over 9 weeks. Eighteen people died. Such an historical events. To actually walk aboard such a small vessel and go...More

Thank Ed H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have done this tour twice in 15 years. My family came to Canada from Scotland, not on this ship, but still an interesting tour.

Thank DonMcW66
Reviewed 9 November 2017

We toured this historic ship as part of our Celtic Colours adventure this fall. The story of this ship and its recreation is indeed fascinating. The ship is an integral part of Nova Scotia and Canadian history. Also a good lesson as to why not...More

1  Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 2 October 2017

If you are at all interested in the story of early travellers to Canada this is a must see. As someone from Scotland the ship was of course of particular interest. The exhibit prior to the ship provides great information not only of the people...More

Thank Wilton2
Reviewed 19 September 2017

We came to Pictou on a whim and our B&B hosts mentioned that this museum was free this weekend because of the anniversary so we decided to check it out.. what an interesting place, lots of history, really makes you think what it may have...More

Thank Honda_Bob_J
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

This is truly worth while stopping to see. The Local community takes great pride in this exhibit and rightfully so. Don't miss this!

Thank Wirggley's dad
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Ouch! As a small tourist town you would think the Town of Pictou would put a little bit of money into its biggest attraction. The Ship Hector is in desperate need of repair and paint. Really interesting history.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It's an exciting experience to visit a replica of the original Hector... a typical ship of that time which brought first Scottish immigrants to Canada. And it was Pictou area where it all had started... Immigrants arrived in fall, they weren't prepared for harsh winter......More

Thank ihor s
Reviewed 28 August 2017

For the amount of $$$ travellers paid over the years the vessel is in terrible condition. It needs painting, planks are rotting. I do not know if it ever had sails. It begs the question...where does the $$$go???

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30 July 2015|
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Yes, I think it was $7.50 per adult