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McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre

The McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre over looks the harbour in Nova Scotia. Formerly known as the Hector Exhibit Centre the McCulloch House Museum and Genealogy Centre was first opened to the public on July 21, 1973. The museum began as a bicentennial commemoration project commemorating the anniversary of the landing of the Ship Hector. Ship Hector landed in Nova Scotia in 1773 and was the famous ship that facilitated the migration of many Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia. Now the Genealogy Centre houses an archival facility and research centre that allows visitors to access the rich history of Pictou county. The archives contains hundreds of personal and corporate documents, family histories, local newspapers, and vital statistics about the area.

McCulloch house museum is named after Doctor Reverend Thomas McCulloch D.D. the museum is designed to tell the story of Dr. McCulloch including his role in education and politics in Pictou in the early 19th century. Dr. McCulloch is recognized as Dalhousie College’s first president and the museum houses a large number of artifacts that related to McCulloch’s life. The museum itself is a historic building built by McCulloch circa 1806, the building is also known as Sherbrooke Cottage.

Exhibition Location

McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre
100 Haliburton Road
Pictou, Nova Scotia

Venue Hours

Open Seasonally
June to mid-October
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adult - $5
Children(5 & under) - Free
Family - $16

For More Information

For additional information, please visit the McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre website.

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