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Mahone Bay Museum

578 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
+1 902-624-6263
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Fascinating local history

Well worth a visit. Very informative and interestingly presented, lots of photos. Spans local... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Chris D
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Thatcham, United Kingdom
Free Tour

This free local museum was a nice stop on a Sunday afternoon. The young ladies who were running the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bittersweet2
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Colorado
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A community museum located in the heart of beautiful downtown Mahone Bay, providing visitors and locals alike with an in-depth understanding our community's heritage. Open Hours: May-September 7 days a week 10am - 4pm
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good60%
  • Average4%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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578 Main Street, Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0, Canada
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+1 902-624-6263
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Well worth a visit. Very informative and interestingly presented, lots of photos. Spans local history from the early settlers to present day, though focusing on the original families and why they came here. Free entry, but donations welcome. Even has free wifi.

Thank Chris D
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This free local museum was a nice stop on a Sunday afternoon. The young ladies who were running the place were knowledgeable and very friendly. They were able to answer our questions and it appeared to be a very interactive place for children. Had good...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2018

I stopped into this museum for a quick look around (I wasn't really in a museum frame of mind at the time so wasn't sure I would read much of the material presented ). The young attendant offered to describe some of the history in...More

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Reviewed October 1, 2017

People were always willing to help, share information and explain everything. I had a wonderful visit and cannot wait to return. Follow the museum online !

Thank dito28
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

I enjoy going to small local museums as you learn a lot about the history of the community. This museum has many attractive and readable displays and lots if activities to keep small children occupied while the adults look around. I really enjoyed the interviews...More

1  Thank Tess379
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

A little hard to notice when walking along the main street as it is elevated up from the road. The place is laid out to make learning an experience not a chore. Plenty of hands on for children and adults too. One could spend hours...More

2  Thank RichardElder
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Reviewed August 13, 2017

With the drizzle falling on Canada Day decide to have a look in here and were pleasantly surprised. Lots of interesting local history and information especially on the early European arrivals to MB.

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Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

This museum was very informative when it came to the history of Mahone Bay. It is quite a small museum but the information is interesting and the staff is very helpful! It is free to go through but they appreciate donations!

Thank Vanessa B
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Reviewed July 8, 2017

Small but interesting museum. Displays touch on many aspects of life in Mahone Bay. Free admission so no reason not to go!

Thank ValerieBenn
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Reviewed June 20, 2017 via mobile

Great little museum which shows the fascinating history of Mahone Bay and surrounding area. Lots of artifacts to see and interesting history to read about.

1  Thank John W
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