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North Highlands Community Museum

29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2579
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Unexpected delight

There are community centers in most tourist areas, many with local information, some with... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Ernie L
Otis, MA
via mobile
Nice break on the Cabot Trail

It is a small museum located on the north end of the Cabot Trail. It made for a nice break from our... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2016
Bangor, Maine
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Our Museum can be found in Northern Cape Breton along the Cabot Trail Nova Scotia in the "Top of the Island" Region. We have a beautiful exhibit hall that includes local artifacts along with professional displays that take you back in time while getting a taste of our local heritage. We also have a blacksmith forge, settlers' garden, and a historic Church building that has become our Culture Centre where we feature talented musicians and other events each week. Our Museum also serves as the Information Centre for the the area, so there are many great reasons to stop in and visit us!
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29243 Cabot Trail, Cape North, Nova Scotia B0C 1G0, Canada
+1 902-383-2579
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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

There are community centers in most tourist areas, many with local information, some with historical things as well, but the museum here is outstanding. There wasn't one thing that stood out, but the care taken to collect the items exhibited as well as the time...More

1  Thank Ernie L
Reviewed 9 August 2016

It is a small museum located on the north end of the Cabot Trail. It made for a nice break from our driving and got to learn a little about the history of the area and people. The exhibits are labelled clearly and informative.

1  Thank asiantraveller101
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Any visitor to Cape Breton who has the slightest interest in the history of the island owes it to himself or herself to visit this museum. It makes a nice rest stop while driving the Cabot Trail, but is more than worth a drive just...More

2  Thank William D
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The museum was interesting and did not take long to get through. However, we were expecting to learn about the Scottish heritage of the area and there was none of that.

Thank AnonFromBoston
Reviewed 27 August 2015

This is an awesome little place for anyone interested in learning about life in the north highlands in the distant and not so distant past. The young curator was most helpful when I asked about family history research for my daughter. We were able to...More

Thank Pulcheri
Reviewed 15 November 2014

This small museum is well worth the stop while touring the Cabot Trail. It explains the history of the island and its people and shows everyday life through the centuries-the good times and the bad.

Thank FrequentTraveler2010
Reviewed 15 September 2014

One of the best small museums I visited on the Cabot Trail. Enthusiastic staff. Well displayed, informative information. Take an hour to visit this interesting museum

Thank Coll46
Reviewed 4 September 2014

40/50's local films of the area were a highlight. The exhibits and information were most enjoyable and informative. No dislikes. All in all a superb effort by a small community museum - well done!

Thank John M
Reviewed 21 August 2014

This place was a nice surprise. The museum has a small, but good, exhibit of early settler life in Cape Breton. Outside there is a lovely garden to enjoy. $2/each for admission is great!

Thank Carin F
Reviewed 8 August 2014

I was looking for a moose and thought they may have a moose tee shirt or something. I stopped in with my mom and they were so friendly that it was amazing!! I couldn't stay long so I didn't get to enjoy the full experience,...More

Thank Jason R
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