HectorResizeCroppedImage1065450-NSD-aaa14 Heritage Quay, Pictou NS.

  • The Hector Heritage Quay houses a full-scale replica of the Ship Hector, the first ship to solely transport settlers from Scotland to Nova Scotia. There is also a museum on-site which examines the journey the settlers took and the difficulties that arouse. The Quay also has various workshops and events throughout the summer.
  • Open: May 30-Mid-October, 10-4pm everyday.
  • For more information about the Quay please view their website linked below:

DeCoste6The deCoste Centre, Pictou NS.

  • The deCoste Centre is a play and music house that offers some of the finest entertainment in northeastern Nova Scotia. They have various events and themed weeks going on all year round.
  • For more information and a list of upcoming events please view their website linked below:




pictou-lobster-hatcheryNorthumberland Fisheries Museum & Pictou Lobster Hatchery, Pictou NS.

  • The Northumberland Fisheries Museum is a great place to visit and learn about the fishing industry here on the Northumberland Strait. There is a Fisherman’s bunkhouse, a 1930’s racing boat: “The Silver Bullet”  and over 2500 more historical artifacts.
  • The Pictou Lobster Hatchery is the only operational lobster hatchery within Canada that is open to the public. You can even adopt a lobster!
  • Open: 10-5pm, 7 days a week in July and August (reduced days/hours outside those months).
  • For more information about the museum and hatchery please view their website linked below:

mccullochMcCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre, Pictou NS.

  • The McCulloch House Museum has many exhibits focused on Dr. Thomas McCulloch life and journey to create public education in Nova Scotia, housed in his very home!
  • The Genealogy Centre located in the first building on the premises offers visitors the opportunity  to investigate the past of local families and events.
  • Open: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm.
  • Admissions: $5.00
  • For more information about the museum and genealogy centre please view their website linked below:

museum-of-industryMuseum of Industry, New Glasgow NS

  • The Museum of Industry houses a number of exhibits that showcase Canada’s industrial development. They have  steam engines and locomotives, some of the oldest in Canada.
  • Open:  May 1st – June 30, Mon-Sat 9-5pm.

July 1-October 31, Mon-Sat 9-5pm and 10-5pm Sunday.


  • For more information about the museum and to see some of the exhibits please view their website linked below:

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