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Address: 51779 Cabot Trail Road | (take Exit 11 off TCH #105), Englishtown, Nova Scotia B0C 1H0, Canada
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+1 902-295-3411

The Great Hall of the Clans now includes a Gaelic Heritage and Learning...

The Great Hall of the Clans now includes a Gaelic Heritage and Learning Centre, in addition to the existing displays of the social and military history of Gaelic Scotland. The 8 new interactive displays, situated between the stone pillars throughout the Hall of the Clans, portray the Cultural and Linguistic contribution of Nova Scotia Gaels to the social fibre of the province and country.

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A performance experience, not a "museum"

The Great Hall of the Clans Museum consist of almost entirely text exhibits, without anything that you could not read online. What is special is the demonstrations, which follow... read more

Reviewed 17 September 2016
Miami, FL
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Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 3 November 2016

The Gaels are longtime residents of the island and this is a great place to see, hear and read about the history behind the clans and Lang cal people.

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Miami, FL
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Reviewed 17 September 2016

The Great Hall of the Clans Museum consist of almost entirely text exhibits, without anything that you could not read online. What is special is the demonstrations, which follow one-after-the-other (and apparently are given only once or maybe twice per day) so phone ahead to find out when the first one starts, and be there when it starts The "lunchtime... More 

Thank johnpE908TO
Western Norway, Norway
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Reviewed 16 October 2015

This Hall always fills with me with emotion, the Kilts all displayed, the clans represented. If you have any Scot in your background, this feels like home! There was a Piping Concert going on--even more authenticity.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2015

The value of the Hall of the Clans is the demonstrations. We timed our visit to arrive for the great kilt demonstration, which was really fun. We didn't realize that we would then be treated to a gaellic lesson and a music demonstration! The demonstrations are arranged so you can go straight from one to the next. The instructors are... More 

Thank Denise B
Orlando, Florida
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

The museum of the Hall of the Clans offers a hands on experience that allows visitors to hear samples of the different forms of music (jigs, reels, strathspeys, etc) (by instrument) and from a historical background. Visitors learn the background behind the Ceilidh (pronounced kay-lee), or gathering of people to share music or stories. The college serves to teach anyone... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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Reviewed 18 June 2013

very informative. lots of things to look at and listen to. It was nice to actually hear gaelic spoken after seeing the written word so often.

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Richmond Hill, Canada
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

When on the Cabot Trail, definitely drop by the Gaelic College for the excellent giftshop and to listen to the piper who appears occasionally. Then leave and save your admission money. The Hall of the Clans sounded like a great attraction. Cost us $26.50 to enter and view a few static displays with some buttons you can press for examples... More 

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