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Ship Hector

33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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If you are at all interested in the story of early travellers to Canada this is a must see. As... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

We came to Pictou on a whim and our B&B hosts mentioned that this museum was free this weekend... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Toronto, Canada
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33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
+1 902-485-4371
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are at all interested in the story of early travellers to Canada this is a must see. As someone from Scotland the ship was of course of particular interest. The exhibit prior to the ship provides great information not only of the people...More

Thank Wilton2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came to Pictou on a whim and our B&B hosts mentioned that this museum was free this weekend because of the anniversary so we decided to check it out.. what an interesting place, lots of history, really makes you think what it may have...More

Thank Honda_Bob_J
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

This is truly worth while stopping to see. The Local community takes great pride in this exhibit and rightfully so. Don't miss this!

Thank Wirggley's dad
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Ouch! As a small tourist town you would think the Town of Pictou would put a little bit of money into its biggest attraction. The Ship Hector is in desperate need of repair and paint. Really interesting history.

Thank Christine M
Reviewed 30 August 2017

It's an exciting experience to visit a replica of the original Hector... a typical ship of that time which brought first Scottish immigrants to Canada. And it was Pictou area where it all had started... Immigrants arrived in fall, they weren't prepared for harsh winter......More

Thank ihor s
Reviewed 28 August 2017

For the amount of $$$ travellers paid over the years the vessel is in terrible condition. It needs painting, planks are rotting. I do not know if it ever had sails. It begs the question...where does the $$$go???

Thank jeter241
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We're Scottish and had seen a documentary about the Hector on tv just a few weeks before our trip to Nova Scotia so a trip to Pictou was put on our itinerary. It was a very interesting visit and the information was laid out well....More

Thank ellkell28
Reviewed 8 August 2017

You can go on board this recreation and see how people traveled to Nova Scotia from Scotland. Fascinating.

Thank Melissa G
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

The replica is so well done. History is so interesting. The tour was fun and informative. Kids loved seeing the inside of the ship.

Thank natashanabeta
Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

A young interpreter, Peter, who worked on the Hector really knew his stuff and could answer all of our questions about the tiller system of navigation on the Hector and details about current and past history regarding the maiden voyage and its significance to Scottish...More

Thank WillHR
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31 July 2015|
Response from MHCSB | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I think it was $7.50 per adult