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Yarmouth County Museum and Archives

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Address: 22 Collins St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 3C8, Canada
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A great local effort

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Currymac
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Yarmouth, Canada
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Yarmouth, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 a visit, but possibly not particularly interesting for youth.

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 didn't see everything given we needed to be on the road, but some of the... More 

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Chatham, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank HarryR37
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoy visiting this museum and do so every time I am in Yarmouth. Has a fine collection of ship models. Especially like the one built by John Hood.

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Thank Jere T
Nova Scotia
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Each time I visit the museum there is always something new and interesting to see. Yarmouth County history all in one room. If you don't have time to visit anywhere else the museum is the place you want to go. There is so much to see there. The staff and volunteers are very friendly.

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Regina Saskatchewan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We arrived at the Yarmouth county museum in the late afternoon. We thought we would have little time to tour all the exhibits. Gary, one of the curators, was very warm and hospitable on our arrival. He gave us a in-depth personal tour of the museum. His knowledge, passion for history and detail in presentation made the exhibits come alive.... More 

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Thank reginatravler
Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very expansive collection of local history. The staff were very knowledgeable and helpful. Only $3 for entry. From boats, to medicine, war and to clothes from the 1800s they have it all! Very fun

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Thank Jessi M
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

I went on a review from TripAdvisor, and was not disappointed. This is a beautiful museum and really quite interesting. It's 3$ to get in and they could certainly charge more for the quality and quantity of items they have. They have a little bit of everything from stage coaches (including a stage hearse which was really cool to see)... More 

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Tusket, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

There are lots of artifacts from Yarmouth's seafaring past. It has an old fashioned style of cabinets displays. Kids would like the First Nations artifacts and the clothes.

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Thank MemereLynn
Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Wow, what a collection of history here. If you Hungarian there is a stone with supposedly, by me for sure old Hungarian runic writing, saying "we were here" There was one Hungarian with the Vikings. In a way a Hungarian discovered America, haha. Very much worth see the collection, curator is very knowledgeable too.

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