Great Hall of the Clans at the Gaelic College

Months of Operation

May 19 - October 8

Hours Of Operation



51779 Cabot Trail, St. Ann’s, Cabot Trail


T: 902-295-3411

F: 902-295-2912



Festivals & Events



Experience the Great Hall of the Clans Interpretive Museum located at Colaisde Na Gaidhlig (the Gaelic College) in St Ann’s (Highway 105, Exit 11) on Cape Breton Island.

The museum offers eight interactive displays on Scottish history and culture.  Immerse yourself in these exhibits and learn about the close relationship the Nova Scotia Gaels had with music (piping, fiddle, piano), dance, song, storytelling and crafts. Next, why not check out our exhibition on the first Scottish families to settle in the St. Ann’s region. This informative display examine the history, culture and way of life of the Scottish Highlanders in the 1820s. Afterwards, be sure to visit the fascinating MacLeod exhibit. Reverend Norman MacLeod embarked upon one of the great pioneering odysseys of the 19th century, journeying first from Scotland to Cape Breton and then onwards to New Zealand. 

Before you leave make sure you have an opportunity to watch “Faire Chaluim Mhic Leòid”. This award-winning film, shot in the highlands of Cape Breton, is North America’s first Gaelic-language short film.

A duty piper is on site during the months of July and August. Lunchtime ceilidhs run throughout the summer, Monday to Friday.

Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Direct Debit are accepted.

Bus Tours are welcome.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Meeting facilities
Picnic tables
Wheelchair accessible

Detailed Information

This property accepts American Express, Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.
Admission: Admission adult $7, youth $5.50, family $20; group rates.