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Northumberland Fisheries Museum

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Very Friendly Folks... and a great personalized tour

This place is a little gem. The people running it and their volunteers were extremely outgoing... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Highlight of the area

I recently moved from Halifax to Stellarton and my parents came to visit from BC. We were wandering... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Victoria, Canada
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“life cycle”(4 reviews)
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21 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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Reviewed 21 September 2018

This place is a little gem. The people running it and their volunteers were extremely outgoing. One introduced us to their live lobsters, including rare blue and albino critters. Plus we got to meet "Big Mikey," their 50 year old 11lb resident. After learning much...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank LEW S
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

I recently moved from Halifax to Stellarton and my parents came to visit from BC. We were wandering through Pictou and saw a sign for "lobster hatchery". We went in and were greeted by Ruby, who explained the different rooms of the museum. We went...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank nschigas
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

The primary focus is on the old time lobster fishery. - well illustrated with artifacts. There is an adjoining lobster hatchery and husbandry exhibit that gives good descriptions of the mollusks life cycle. Also, there is an interesting replica of a lighthouse which gives an...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 937jimp
Reviewed 21 August 2018

My wife and I stopped here in July on our 2018 cross Canada road trip. The museum is located on the harbor front in downtown Pictou close to other attractions and good parking. We were very impressed with this museum and the friendly staff who...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank David B
Reviewed 20 August 2018

Though not open on Mondays, this museum was a great experience for those interested in all things to learn about lobsters. There is a holding tank with a large lobster, and many unusual historical items used in the trade. There is also a large educational...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Roger S
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Am interesting and well put together display and review of the inshore fishery on the north shore. The lobster hatchery part is also very informative. Well worth to stop...

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank candpmackay
Reviewed 14 November 2017

We visited this museum to learn more about the area's fishing culture and lobster management. The staff person was most welcoming and entertaining as she explained how they help protect the baby lobster during the early days of their lives. Being from prairies, we developed...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank TravelingMac60
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

When we decided to spend a night in Pictou I read about the Fishery Museum and the "adopt a lobster" program. We had already gone to a fisheries museum in Maine, so we didn't do that. I paid $5 and adopted a seven week old...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Lots of fun to take the container with the baby lobsters in the water and pour down the tube into the rocks below the pier. (They are safe and sheltered there from predators)

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank dont_rent_thrifty
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Great info about lobsters and NS fishery. They also have excellent version of a Swampscott dory and explanation of how it was used.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank F3991EYjohns
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Response from LEW S | Reviewed this property |
Yes. We paid $6... then gave an additional donation