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Dory Shop Museum

Dock Street | Historic Waterfront, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-4003
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Wonderful interesting museum

We bought the three pack entrance to the museums in Shelburne. The Dory Shop Museum was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
via mobile
Very interesting and a must see!

The hostess took us on a guided tour of all the Dorys in the bottom. Very interesting, she really... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Weyburn, Canada
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Dock Street | Historic Waterfront, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada
+1 902-875-4003
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We bought the three pack entrance to the museums in Shelburne. The Dory Shop Museum was very interesting and a fun way to learn about the history of dory building in Shelburne and surrounding area. Very knowledgable and friendly staff.

Thank MarlaCToronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostess took us on a guided tour of all the Dorys in the bottom. Very interesting, she really knew her facts and very friendly. We went up stairs to the workshop and got to see an amazing shop. The Master Dory Maker was building...More

Thank chattingkat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think my husband thinks he wants to come back and buy a dory to bring back to Alberta! The boat builders were very well normative and happy to explain details of a he trade.

Thank SuMu00
Reviewed 27 July 2017

The Dory boats were an essential part of this fishing community, and the Dory Shop museum does a fantastic job of blending story and information so that the experience is both informative and moving. Lovely volunteers keeping the building craft alive as well!

Thank Jessika R
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Quaint workshop full of boat building material and memorabilia. We could hear the hammering and vacuuming coming from the loft and assumed they were open - turns out opening day is June 1st! Thank you so much for letting us stay to take a few...More

Thank nbgoose
Dory Shop S, Senior Heritage Interpeter- Dory Shop Museum at Dory Shop Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Hi! We have posted some photos of our Canada 150 Dory here on our Trip Advisor page for you to see. We hope you enjoy them. You can also see more photos and videos of the launch of the Canada 150 Dory on our Facebook...More

Reviewed 19 December 2016

Shelburne is a super unique little town. If you love history, old buildings, and interesting people.. this town is for you. Make sure you stop by the Museum's "Dory Shop," where they still make boats the same way they did 150 years ago.

Thank jaegermah
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The cost of this museum was covered by our Nova Scotia Museum Pass. We were here on a Saturday afternoon, so there was no one working on a dory. We did watch a video, walked around to read information and view the different dories. We...More

Thank TNKaz
Reviewed 26 September 2016

A quick little museum where you can learn about dory making and the importance of the craft in the fishing history of the area. We were able to meet the master builder and talk to him one on one. The museum is located in a...More

Thank lauralovescroatia
Reviewed 22 September 2016

We stopped at the Dory Shop Museum as part of a two day tour of southwest Nova Scotia and learned all about the history of the shop and how a dory - a Shelburne Dory - is made. The staff were wonderful and really made...More

Thank HappyCanadianHiker
Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had a nice tour of the dory shop and also chatted with the dory maker as well.It gives you a glimpse of the past.We did the 3 museum ticket plan.It is nice to see what went on in years gone by.

Thank gooilersLeduc
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