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Hector Heritage Quay

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Discover the Past on the Hector

A guide took us around the ship, blacksmith shop, rigging room and carpenter's Shop. Volunteers... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Lindstrom, Minnesota
Worth Checking Out

A good visit with excellent local guides who volunteer their time freely.Good historical... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Troon, United Kingdom
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

A guide took us around the ship, blacksmith shop, rigging room and carpenter's Shop. Volunteers built this full-sized replica square-rigged ship to match the one that sailed from Scotland in 1773. This Hector ship was steered with a tiller and had a crew of eight...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A good visit with excellent local guides who volunteer their time freely.Good historical information & well presented throughout the museum.

Thank Lauriston15
Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful stroll through history as you wait for the ferry in order to truly appreciate this amazing corner of Canada

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is interesting, but the real highlight is being able to go aboard the replica and get some sense of just how horrible an Atlantic crossing would have been in a ship that size.

Thank Gentilhomme
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Volunteers have done an excellent job of providing information about THE HECTOR and the emigration of Scottish.(Please be generous in your donations). It was a grueling journey and I cannot imagine making the choice to travel an unknown ocean in a small vessel in order...More

Thank alivexo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

the hector ship and museum is a visit worth explaining the harsh condition in scotland and the causes they left and also the horrible life situation on board who can not be reproduced but i think they way they running their museum is not up...More

Thank Owladvice
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Pleasantly surprised as we hadn't planned a visit to Pictou, until finding a mention of it in the travel guide and making a last minute decision to visit. The museum itself was clean, bright and well organized over three floors. Admission is reasonable and includes...More

Thank Manitobasunlovers
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Had a nice friendly conversation with proprietor, Plenty of local history concerning Scots coming to Pictou.

Thank normajean2017
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

We drove to Pictou today to visit the Hector Heritage Sight. We were warmly welcomed and we were happy to see that we qualified for the senior rate of $6.00 a person. The reception area was clean and well organized, with a great variety of...More

Thank Singent
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The museum is basically a self guided tour. Begin with the 10 minute video to get an overview of how the settlers arrived in the area. Missing from the video is a good description of how the town came to the decision in the 1990's...More

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