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Cumberland County Museum and Archives

Cumberland County Museum and Archives is located in Grove Cottage (c 1838), which is the family home of Senator R.B. Dickey, one of the four Father of Confederation who include Sir Charles Tupper, E.B. Chandler and Jonathan McCully. The Museum presents the natural and human history of Cumberland County with emphasis on its industrial and social history from Native American times to the early 20th century. Visitors can explore an art gallery; an extensive archives; a collection of genealogy material; and research room. The Museum is surrounded by beautiful gardens for visitors to enjoy. Other features include programs, exhibits, special events with historic themes and a gift shop. Cumberland County Museum and Archives is located in Amherst in the Northumberland Shore region. We are a member of the Cumberland County Heritage Network Society which consists of approximately 20 arts, cultural and heritage sites. Bus tours are welcome.


Areas Of Interest: Community Heritage • Genealogy • Industrial

Core Experience: History • Outdoor Adventure

Features: Bus Tours • Gift Shop • Multilingual • Parking • Picnic Tables • Wheelchair Accessible

Memberships: Bienvenue

Other Info

Admission Info: Admission adults $3, family $5, F(16).

Cumberland County Museum and Archives

150 Church St
Amherst, NS

(STC): Tues–Fri 9am–5pm, Sat noon–5pm. Except for Christmas holidays and January by appointment.

Phone: 902-667-2561
Fax: 902-667-0996

Website: http://www.cumberlandcountymuseum.com/

Parking Spaces: 40
Contact: Brian Trenholm