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Shelburne Museum Complex

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Address: Dock St., Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 902-875-3219

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The tour was okay - the best part was the tour of the Ross house. The tour guides knew their history and made the tour especially good.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 October 2016
Quitman, Georgia
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Quitman, Georgia
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9 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The tour was okay - the best part was the tour of the Ross house. The tour guides knew their history and made the tour especially good.

Thank npdteach
Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

Shelburne museum is the worst of the 3 museums in Shelburne.Save some money and just visit the other two attractions in the area. There was very little to see in this museum.I was very disappointed with what I saw here.I will not be going back to this attraction when I go back to Shelburne.I would go to the house and... More 

Thank gooilersLeduc
Shelburne, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

part of a great complex Shelburne Museum[s ] have a mix of animators and real craftsman building traditional dories. A place to step back in time. Shelburne is a beautiful little town situated on the 3rd LARGEST NATURAL HARBOUR IN THE WORLD - [ Sydney Australia, Halifax NS and SHELBURNE]. A stunning water front to walk along and great restaurant's... More 

Thank philandrita
Nova Scotia
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38 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Tottie's Store is a handcraft shop operating on Dock Street, within the museum complex. A portion of the sales proceeds go to supporting museum operations. I don't know if anyone really knows about it, but the selection of items available for purchase is outstanding -- jewelry, pottery, candles, hand-knitted sweaters and caps, quilts, small ornaments, etc. Everything is regionally made,... More 

Thank BluenoseQueen
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39 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Visit this straight after the Dory Museum - it is right across the street. Not quite as good but still a 4 star attraction which you really shouldn't miss.

Thank Meharibear
Canberra, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Small local museum included interesting Micmac artifacts History on slavery would benefit from inclusion of overview summary

Thank Maria S
Charles Town, West Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

The Shelburne Museum is worth spending some time in. They have done an excellent job preserving the history of the area and the building is well maintained. There is a great tax free gift shop that carries crafts from local artisans. Take the time to visit Dock St. When in Shelburne

Thank Bonnie H
Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

The Dory Shop (reviewed separately), Shelburne County Museum and Ross Thomson House are linked a a ticket you can buy for all 3 and they are also only a short distance apart. All have quite different emphasis but all very well dome with some wonderful and interesting staff.

Thank carronbrae
Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

We visited 2 of the 3 museums in this group, the Dory Museum/Shop ( which I reviewed separately) and the Shelburne County Museum. I was pleasantly surprised! The museum has many small display areas of historical interest, including rug hooking (with wonderful pieces on display), black loyalist settlement, shipping and other naval records of the Shelburne port. It's a small... More 

Thank martheandian
Raleigh, North Carolina
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52 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2015

If you're staying in Shelburne, this will fill an afternoon. Actually very well done, all put together by local folks, we assume. Walking the waterfront and exploring the boats is quite interesting.

Thank Bizz-Traveler987

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