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Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

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22 Collins St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3C8, Canada
+1 902-742-5539
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A great little museum just jammed with all sorts of interesting local information. Spent a couple... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
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Ontario
Fall trip 2017

Excellent museum and adjoining historical home. Very well displayed and a historian present to... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Robert T
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“old church” (6 reviews)
“local history” (7 reviews)
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22 Collins St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3C8, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

A great little museum just jammed with all sorts of interesting local information. Spent a couple of hours there. The museum is surrounded by old sea captains painted ladies (houses) and well worth a walk around.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Excellent museum and adjoining historical home. Very well displayed and a historian present to answer questions and tell local history. Home adjacent to the museum was owned by the gentleman that started the Fuller Brush company.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed 15 August 2017

At last count Nova Scotia had well over fifty separate local museums, with most of them frankly kind of boring. Not so the Yarmouth Museum which is located just off the main street in an old church that has been added on to in order...More

Thank maritimeexplorer
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Nice little museum. Gives you a good taste of local history. Has a lovely exhibit of musical instrument, and contains the old light from the Cape Forchu lighthouse. Admission is free, donations are welcome. Has a nice little giftshop

Thank CLZA
Reviewed 20 June 2017 via mobile

Another must see in my opinion. Love the old photos. Our ancestors lived in Yarmouth and we got to relive a bit of the past.

Thank DonnaC1961
Reviewed 19 June 2017 via mobile

This museum gives a wonderful overview of Yarmouth and its status as one of the major harbors of the east coast in the 19th century. If you are interested in sea lore and the era of sail, this is the place to see in Yarmouth....More

1  Thank Sterling C
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

A lot more history to this area than one would think. At one time Yarmouth was a very wealth my area. The museum is in a very old church. A lot of neat artifacts. They do a narrated tour with a tour guide. There is...More

Thank GlenMClark
Reviewed 17 January 2017

A community run and funded museum, housed in a beautiful, former stone church, there is a great collection of sailing ship paintings plus artifacts depicting the whole span of the history of Yarmouth, town and county. The reference section is a geneologist's delight. Well worth...More

Thank Currymac
Reviewed 15 October 2016

The place was near our hotel and we had limited time but found the visit worthwhile. We visited on a Wednesday morning and were the only visitors at the time but the hostess was very friendly and explained some of the history for us. We...More

Thank 746walterb
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The museum is housed in a former church which in of itself makes for a very interesting visit. The museum is a real gem and if possible should be included in a visit to Yarmouth.

Thank HarryR37
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