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North Highlands Community Museum

Closed Now: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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We stopped in for the use of the restroom and to buy a book on local shipwrecks that appealed to me... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Jonathan K
Hidden Gem

What a delight! A hidden gem with lots of historical information about Cape Brenton and the area... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Richmond, Virginia
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“local history”(4 reviews)
“cabot trail”(17 reviews)
“cape breton”(7 reviews)
Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have a beautiful exhibit hall that includes local artifacts along with professional displays that take you back in time while...more
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29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

We stopped in for the use of the restroom and to buy a book on local shipwrecks that appealed to me last year but I had foolishly passed on. The staff member that we spoke to was friendly and their array of gifts is nice...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

What a delight! A hidden gem with lots of historical information about Cape Brenton and the area around North Highlands specifically. Staff were super friendly and answered all our questions. Definitely recommend if your on the Cabot Trail.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank MichaelTodd23
Reviewed 2 December 2017

A few things of lore and antique interest - the trivia learned is great for keeping interest up about Nova Scotia - not fishing lore!

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank ADragonFlyTravels
Reviewed 15 October 2017

The local people have done an excellent job of putting together this exhibit. They have retold the local history in an interesting way. The video was well worth the watch.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank rick w
Reviewed 12 October 2017

On the Cabot Trail. Well done small museum of the people who settled in the area. Lots of antique items and paintings

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 59EKY
Reviewed 13 August 2017

We stopped in for a bathroom as bathroom/museum are pictured on the CBHNP map. The staff are friendly, the bathroom is clean, the gift shop is small but has decent variety. The museum looked very nice but we did not do it as we were...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Jonathan K
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Sometimes the weather forces you to go places you might not have gone. This is a very small museum but very well done. We were glad we stopped in as we learned much about that area of Cape Breton. We came away from there with...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Sylvia A
Reviewed 15 November 2016

A great place to spend a 1/2 hr. to 3+ hours. Your choice. There's a genealogy research lab, if you may have some family roots in the area. There's lots more: professionally done exhibits, a cool working blacksmith forge, a beautiful heritage garden, great friendly...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Mark S
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We spent 1 hour at this small museum (admission $2) looking and reading about all the exhibits. The best part for us was the great home movie about life in the early days of the Northern Highlands. This is a 10 mm film that was...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We were there third week of September 2016. For anyone interested in history, particularly the history of this area, this small museum should be on a list of things to see while traveling the Cabot Trail. The place is full of old tools, many hand...More

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank SrMainer
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