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Northumberland Fisheries Museum

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Address: 21 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-485-8925
10:00 - 17:00
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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Worth 1/2 hr or so.

We spent 30-45 min there and enjoyed ourselves. Found a couple of things we did not know and it helped us see how much things have and have not changed sped sine time and take the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 September 2016
Al M
Key West, Florida
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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 30-45 min there and enjoyed ourselves. Found a couple of things we did not know and it helped us see how much things have and have not changed sped sine time and take the kids. You will both learn something.

Thank Al M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

A must see for those interested in sustainable husbandry of the lobster fishery. Found it very interesting.

Thank WorldTravellerMCPO
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

We found this museum to be a bit esoteric and, as a result, did not spend that long there. The view from the museum jetty - of the HECTOR and buildings - makes a good picture.

Thank PETRA001
British Columbia, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

I found the information on the lobsters and the adjacent lobster hatchery most fascinating. I highly recommend it for anyone who eats lobster. I was assured that lobsters do not have enough of a nervous system to feel pain by the knowledgable guide. The lobster hatchery display was informative and had live larvae in exhibits in the window. I asked... More 

Thank Sylvie108
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Perhaps I was anticipating more but I was disappointed in the hatchery itself. The other part of the exhibit with the history and artifacts was interesting though.

Thank Donna R
punta gorda
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

There were no guided tours the day we visited; however we did spend a short while in the few areas that were open to the public, which were kind of interesting.

Thank empress1951
Pelham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

Lots of information about the fishing industry over the centuries, early pioneers, etc. Lots of artifacts and then a whole section on lobsters. Live lobsters to see, plus baby lobsters, which are hardly big enough to see. The guides were well informed and answered all our questions. Saw a huge blue lobster. Great for kids.

Thank Margieh661
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

My kids enjoyed learning all about how Lobsters Hatch and they loved getting to hold the lobsters. Really cool opportunity. The museum itself was less of an attraction for the kids but I thought it was well done. Great staff and volunteers!

Thank geomamma
St. Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

We arrived 1/2 before closing ; they allowed us a self guided tour - which worked very well. So many interesting artifacts and wonderful history of fishing in the area ! We were told to see the lobster hatchery 'tour guide' in q few moments as he just took a family on the tour. As soon as he was done... More 

Thank needabreaknow2016
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Support Lobster replenishment and also plan to be entertained. Interesting, educational and fun for a minimal price. Very nice and well informed staff who are giving of their time. Just adored watching the baby lobsters the size of a half inch dashing around and trying out their claws, a once in a lifetime opportunity to see. Ever feel lobster eggs?... More 

Thank DelilahDew

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