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Antigonish Heritage Museum

20 East Main St | Nova Scotia, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2E9, Canada
+1 902-863-6160
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Nice Little Museum with Wonderful Artifacts

Stumbled upon this museum quite by accident. Small museum in an old railway station with a very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Susan B
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Magnetawan, Canada
Cute little place

Very friendly staff here. (Thanks Jocelyn and Liam). Lovely quilt on display and a better... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tishville
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Scottsville, VA
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Antigonish Heritage Museum is a community museum that strives to preserve and promote a cultural understanding of the heritage of Antigonish Town and County. It is housed in the former CN Rail Station building, and includes exhibits, archival collections, and resources for genealogists.
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  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
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“cape breton” (2 reviews)
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20 East Main St | Nova Scotia, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2E9, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stumbled upon this museum quite by accident. Small museum in an old railway station with a very nice little collection of local historical items. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Good geneaology resource room and a 19th century firetruck. Lots of free parking.No admission, but donations are...More

Thank Susan B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very friendly staff here. (Thanks Jocelyn and Liam). Lovely quilt on display and a better collection of authentic hooked rag rugs than anything I saw on Cape Breton. The Highland trophies carved out of wood were also lots of fun This is right next to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The whole cultural history, economic, immigrants and racial, (Dutch, Irish, Scottish, German, escaped slaves some of whose descendants got active politicially, French, British), religions, native MikMac arts and tools, generations of tools, jobs, games, geography, politics like prohibition. Lots of pictures posters artifacts with interesting...More

Thank Noel J
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Reviewed 13 April 2018

When a good friend and avid bagpipe music collector passed away, his collection was accepted at the Antigonish Heritage Museum. It is quite extensive, with possibly as many as 35, 000 bagpipe tunes in printed collections or photo copies.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017

This museum preserves the heritage of this town. It had a lot of pictures and artifacts. What was neat, is that this museum is located in a former train station. That was cool! Quite enjoyable!

Thank Robby G C
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

Third time visiting. First time about 15 years ago. Very helpful and connected us with a local historian who opened many doors for me as I searched family history.

Thank ithatwork
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Reviewed 27 August 2017

You never know what to expect, when you choose to visit a so-called "Small Town Museum". I am pleased to say, that this visit was a genuine surprise! Located in what was once the town's thriving Train Station, this museum building now offers a compact...More

Thank Les W
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Reviewed 23 July 2017

What better place than a museum for a ceilidh and chance to hear and meet the locals! Sweet music of a bygone era gives real taste of local Scottish heritage -- a very different place.

Thank luluenviaje
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

I promised someone I would visit here while I was in Atntigonish. Lots of history in a little train station. Artifacts and old photos donated by local famalies.

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Reviewed 19 June 2017

This is a well presented local museum with extremely helpful and friendly staff. The history of the area is comprehensively addressed and their are archives available for research.

Thank GastronomeUK
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