Yarmouth County Museum and Archives - Historic Places Days

Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS, Canada
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June 1 - September 30: Monday - Saturday, 9am-5pm October 1 - May 31: Tuesday - Saturday, 2pm - 5pm


The museum moved in 1969 to its present location in a magnificent 12,360 square foot granite-walled church. The setting is unique: a well kept, the high-ceilinged building of solid granite, with carpeted flooring throughout. The architecture combines with the superb collections to create a warm intimacy, captivating visitors as they cross the museum’s threshold. Nestled within the Collins Heritage Conservation District, a neighbourhood of historically significant Victorian houses near the business district, the museum has drawn thousands of visitors year after year.

Additionally, our archives is dedicated to the preservation and cataloging of documents, photographs and other sources that detail the history of Yarmouth County. With more than 25 000 photographs, a research library, thousands of documents on genealogy, businesses and more, it’s no wonder the Yarmouth County Archives is the largest non-institutional archives in Nova Scotia!


  • Family-Friendly
  • Parking
  • Washrooms
  • Wheelchair Access

Fun Facts

The Yarmouth County Museum is well-known internationally for its collection of ship portraits, which is the third-largest in Canada. Its costume collection is the third-largest in Nova Scotia, and its archives are the largest non-institutional archives in Nova Scotia


22 Collins Street, Yarmouth, NS, Canada
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