St. James Textile Museum - Historic Places Days

St. James Textile Museum

Dorchester, New Brunswick
4967 Main Street, Dorchester, NB, Canada
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Daily 10am to 5pm
(506) 379-6633

This former church built in 1884, features an insightful look into the making of textiles in the late 1800s and is home to turn-of-the-century blacksmith and carpentry tools, unique hand tools and a selection of items once used for daily domestic chores.  The textile exhibits cover the complete process of making linen from flax and blankets from wool.  You can even try carding, spinning and weaving on the antique looms while you are here.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Wheelchair Access

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Did you know that we offer unique experiences?

Needle and Thread for the Bed Experience

Spend your afternoon weaving new memories from New Brunswick’s 19th century past.  At the St. James Textile Museum you will learn about domestic textile production and other handicrafts that facilitated daily life in the days before automobiles and shopping centres.  You will start your own quilt block with instructions from resource experts while surrounded by some of the most breathtaking antique textiles ever crafted.  With the Needle and Thread for the Bed Experience you will also learn the age-old practices of carding, spinning and throwing the weave shuttle on the antique looms – skills that revolutionized the textile industry.  Your adventure also includes a guided tour to see the textiles displayed at Keillor House Museum.


Includes admission to both museums and take home quilt block

Reservations required


4967 Main Street, Dorchester, NB, Canada
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