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Antigonish Heritage Museum

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Always a treat to visit an historical site

I love poking around little museums like this. We were warmly greeted and given an explanation as... read more

Reviewed September 26, 2018
Coaldale, Canada
quaint museum

loved this place! the lady was so helpful with our questions and she helped us plan the rest of... read more

Reviewed September 6, 2018
Joanne S
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Antigonish Heritage Museum is a community museum that strives to preserve and promote a cultural understanding of the heritage of Antigonish Town and County. It is housed in the former CN Rail Station building, and includes exhibits, archival...more
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20 East Main St | Nova Scotia, Antigonish, Nova Scotia B2G 2E9, Canada
+1 902-863-6160
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed December 2, 2014

GREAT INFORMATION CENTER!!....The curator sure knows her stuff..... She is from Cape Breton and can give visitors ALL the information on everything that goes on ...

3  Thank gillis12
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Reviewed June 27, 2015

This had a lot of Celtic history. Would have preferred more about the native Canadians. It is free entry. Allow less than an hour

2  Thank Keith B
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Reviewed September 26, 2018

I love poking around little museums like this. We were warmly greeted and given an explanation as to where everything was. The museum is located in the old train station and as explained the are we were in was the Ladies waiting room and near...More

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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

loved this place! the lady was so helpful with our questions and she helped us plan the rest of our day in antigonish. loved the eclectic collection of local history. great amount of library type resources available on many topics.

Thank Joanne S
Reviewed August 3, 2018

We stumbled across this lovely building while looking for ice cream !! We we disappointed that the museum was closed. We looked around the outside of this lovely old railway station and a lady came out and said she was sorry but the museum was...More

1  Thank BCbikeGuy
Reviewed July 8, 2018

Stumbled upon this museum quite by accident. Small museum in an old railway station with a very nice little collection of local historical items. Knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff. Good geneaology resource room and a 19th century firetruck. Lots of free parking.No admission, but donations are...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

Very friendly staff here. (Thanks Jocelyn and Liam). Lovely quilt on display and a better collection of authentic hooked rag rugs than anything I saw on Cape Breton. The Highland trophies carved out of wood were also lots of fun This is right next to...More

1  Thank tishville
Reviewed June 20, 2018 via mobile

The whole cultural history, economic, immigrants and racial, (Dutch, Irish, Scottish, German, escaped slaves some of whose descendants got active politicially, French, British), religions, native MikMac arts and tools, generations of tools, jobs, games, geography, politics like prohibition. Lots of pictures posters artifacts with interesting...More

Thank Noel J
Reviewed April 12, 2018

When a good friend and avid bagpipe music collector passed away, his collection was accepted at the Antigonish Heritage Museum. It is quite extensive, with possibly as many as 35, 000 bagpipe tunes in printed collections or photo copies.

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Reviewed November 8, 2017

This museum preserves the heritage of this town. It had a lot of pictures and artifacts. What was neat, is that this museum is located in a former train station. That was cool! Quite enjoyable!

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed October 6, 2017

Third time visiting. First time about 15 years ago. Very helpful and connected us with a local historian who opened many doors for me as I searched family history.

Thank ithatwork
Reviewed August 27, 2017

You never know what to expect, when you choose to visit a so-called "Small Town Museum". I am pleased to say, that this visit was a genuine surprise! Located in what was once the town's thriving Train Station, this museum building now offers a compact...More

Thank Les W
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