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Address: 33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou, Nova Scotia B0K 1H0, Canada
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+1 902-485-4371
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Everyone involved has done such an amazing job replicating this ship and the life on board. You can't believe the amount of people they crammed in for a such a journey.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Elizabeth M
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Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews
18 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everyone involved has done such an amazing job replicating this ship and the life on board. You can't believe the amount of people they crammed in for a such a journey.

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

We arrived when the Heritage Centre was about to close, but were allowed to take a look at the Hector. The volunteer guides insisted on showing us everything, and made it come alive.

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Ct
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Ship Hector. We were amazed that so many lived in such tight quarters for the crossing. Bagpipe music and sea shantys with guitar accompaniment were very soothing during our visit

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We stopped here again when we were in Pictou to see the ship and Museum.It is sad to see the ship in poor condition.It needs a facelift as the paint is peeling and ths ship is in need of some repairs.The govt of Nova Scotia should step in and put some money towards a face lift before it is too... More 

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Kamloops
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

the ship was a disgrace! paint peeling and rotting. ships name lying on deck. the only good point was the staff.

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Cypress, Texas
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102 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

The town of Pictou had a very nice waterfront compete with a replica of Ship Hector and a museum along with colorful buildings and great inflation about the sea life. Unfortunately, the ship that carried the group of first Scottish immigrants was not open during our visit. We were however told who to contact to research our ancestors. There are... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina
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21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

The Hector is a replica of the vessel that brought the first Scots families to Nova Scotia. They came in family groups and had been promised land and provisions. But everything went against them, and after a nightmarish voyage with starvation and many burials at sea they arrived in Pictou too late to plant and none of the support they... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2016

We were not able to board or get very close because the attraction was closed at our time of visit. It's unique and a historical replica which was very well constructed. It looked quite sea worthy from a non-nautical persons perspective. On the sidewalk is a carved stone information sign (for lack of a better description) providing relevant information about... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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151 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Despite this replica ship being under repair when we visited, the staff are on hand to answer questions and let your tour around inside where the 200 poor Scottish crofters were housed for the 2.5 month voyage. Really gives you a sense of awe for the determination of these Scottish immigrants considering the power of the North Atlantic against such... More 

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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

If you want to know why Nova Scotia has so many Scottish names and towns named after places in Scotland, here is the place. This is a replica of the ship that brought a boat load of Scots who had been displaced from their land, to Nova Scotia (New Scotland). It is a step back in history. You must go... More 

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