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Shelburne County Museum

The Shelburne County Museum, located in the town of Shelburne along the beautiful South Shore, houses an impressive collection of artifacts spanning more than two centuries of settlement in Shelburne County. Displays of Mi’kmaq, Loyalist, African, and Welsh heritage are included. Memorabilia relating to Shelburne’s rich shipbuilding history provide reminders of this glorious past. The Museum also features a Newsham Fire Pumper dating back to 1740, which is believed to be the oldest in Canada. The Museum’s resource centre includes microfilms of 18th and 20th-century Shelburne newspapers, private papers, Court of Session records and files containing information on the genealogy of Shelburne County families.


Areas Of Interest: Community Heritage • Genealogy

Core Experience: History • Our Culture

Cultural Heritage: African Nova Scotian

Features: Bus Tours • Gift Shop • Internet Access • Limited Accessibility • Public Washroom

Other Info

Admission Info: Admission Jun–Sep (STC) adult $3, F(16); 4 museums $8, groups $6/person; O/S by donation.

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Shelburne County Museum

20 Dock St
Shelburne, NS

Jun 1–Oct 15, daily 9:30am–5:30pm; O/S Mon–Fri 9:30am–noon, 2–5pm.

Phone: 902-875-3219
Fax: 902-875-4141

Website: http://www.shelburnemuseums.com/

Parking Spaces: 6
Contact: Tamitha Dolliver and Daphne Miller