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Address: 125 Pelham Street, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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A small gem of a museum

An interesting gem of information on how British settlements were created in the 1700's and particularly how Lunenburg was created and settled in 1751. Has rooms of period... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2016
Nanaimo, Canada
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Kingston, TN
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149 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We were a bit let down by our experience here, since there wasn't a guide to provide information concerning the house. We were glad we had already visited the Ross-Thomson House in Shelburne where we were provided with loads of information concerning this type of house.

Thank TNKaz
Nanaimo, Canada
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016

An interesting gem of information on how British settlements were created in the 1700's and particularly how Lunenburg was created and settled in 1751. Has rooms of period clothing over the centuries, plus original settlers and their families, why this is a UNESCO Heritage site and more.

Thank Glidr
Charlottesville, Virginia
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94 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Many wonderful objects and a grand way to learn more about the history of Lunenburg. Guides are there to help direct visitors.

Thank arctic09
Quebec City, Canada
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53 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This Knaut-Rhuland House is a history gem in Lunenburg. It helps you understand the town from its foundation. It is very well presented and children can enjoy it too. As you walk through the 1793 original house, you learn about the history of the first settlers, their arrival in Nova Scotia and Lunenburg (from Germany, Holland, Swizerland, etc.), their day-to-day... More 

1 Thank CKNoel
Witney, United Kingdom
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816 reviews
404 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 268 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2016

You have to admire the band of volunteers who keep this place open, because it is of historic interest. But it is clear that they could do with more funding in order to preserve the property and present the exhibits more professionally. The open parts of the building are on two floors, with seven rooms open to visitors. Some of... More 

1 Thank Andrew C
Naples, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Absolutely go to the K-R House Museum. Period costumes, quilts and an excellent history of how the town was created. Be sure to look at the list of boat passengers and see how many did not survive the trip. We left, then went back to see things that one or the other of us had missed. Free, but there is... More 

1 Thank SWFSuzy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016

I wish we had more time to look around! The rooms were very detailed, and provided tons of fun facts about the house as well as the whole of Lunenburg. The guide, dressed in period clothing, was very educated and willing to answer questions. Highly recommend!

1 Thank Miranda A
Maldon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Entry is free, existing on donations. Rooms are laid out to show how they would have been in the day. a couple of rooms are set aside for small exhibition, sewing items etc.

Thank ALGH2013
Victoria, Canada
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Lots of history related to the beginning of Lunenburg. It's well maintained. Free admission to the public. Easy to find. It was neat.

Thank PablosDad
North Sydney, Canada
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10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

Essentially a step into life in early Lunenberg. The explanation by the guide of the land grants helped. Pinpoint my ancestral land. Awesome. The rain, cold and fog lent authenticity .

Thank heather b

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