DesBrisay Museum
DesBrisay Museum
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Tuesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
About
Situated in Bridgewater near the beautiful Woodland Gardens, one could spend the day meandering through the gardens and taking in the curiosities of our museum. Originally it began as the personal collection of Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay during the late 19th century, our museum has since evolved into a dynamic space featuring First Nations artwork, Folk Art, Model Ships, work from the Bridgewater Photo Club, all while being infused with a rich history of Nova Scotia's South Shore. We are always updating our exhibits and planning interactive workshops and events! Our gift shop possesses an excellent range of locally made artwork and books of interest about the area. We also offer research services to aid you in your historical inquiries, and accept bookings for community events in our Multi-Purpose Room space. We invite both tourists and locals alike to take part in exploring all that our museum has to offer.
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Hummingbird6177
Bridgewater, Nova Scotia3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2017 • Family
Visited this location whilst out on a walk. Luckily we turned up on a free day. We didn’t spend much time here but staff were very helpful and informative. Would visit another day when we have more time. Check website for opening days as it isn’t open all year round.
Written May 23, 2018
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peter o
Bridgewater, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
Excellent displays. Friendly staff. Accessible. Great history of area. Lovely open space. Parking great
Written October 8, 2019
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Carringjolly
Bridgewater, Canada378 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Family
We attended a south shore region school exhibit! They display county school pictures and crafts from student including mine!
Written July 22, 2019
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JeremiahSSNS
Lunenburg, Canada65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Solo
A gem bequeathed to Bridgewater. Exhibits include rooms detailing the significance of turn-of-the-century Bridgewater when the shipbuilding, timber and railroad industry, combined with location to turn the town into the “Main Street of the South Shore.” Excellent research archives with knowledgeable staff. Be sure to explore the peaceful park & pond amidst which the museum is placed.
Written August 12, 2018
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peter o
Bridgewater, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Solo
Great collection of artifacts and resources on Lunenburg County. Friendly staff, accessible, meeting space, on-going exhibits. Good parking and resourceful
Written January 22, 2018
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Glad you like us Peter!
Written January 25, 2018
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6491
Ontario172 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2017 • Couples
Enjoyed our visit friendly helpful staff. Mainly the collection of one man the local doctor. Blown away by some of the Quill work. When you've finished in the Museum there's a pleasant walk you can take in the grounds around the lake.
Written October 11, 2017
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Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you dropped in to see us.
Written October 18, 2017
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Donna S
Bridgewater, Canada210 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
Great place to visit for all ages. Displays change regularly, with lots of interesting topics and memorabilia.
Written June 1, 2016
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Lynne M
Edmundston2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2015 • Couples
Very interesting collection of Mic Mac artifacts, a collection of Nova Scotia Folk Art. And interesting history of the area.
Written June 1, 2016
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Samantha B
Nottinghamshire, UK11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Solo
I don't visit museums often, not really my cup of tea lol. However, when I was in this area, I thought i'd give it a try. Went with a close friend to see what the hu ha was all about and I was pleasantly surprised. Enjoyed the experience and learned a lot about heritage etc. I don't think I'd visit again because but I did find it very interesting
Written February 5, 2016
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SandF2012
Oradell, NJ374 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2015 • Couples
We were in Bridgewater on vacation and since it was raining on our first day, we decided to visit some of the local museums. The first was The DesBrisay Museum. It’s a nice small museum dedicated to local history. When we were there in early June, they had a great exhibit on Mi’kmaq Culture, a Gallery dedicated to Judge DesBrisay and other galleries dedicated to settler’s & shipping. It was an interesting way to spend some time learning about the history of the area.
Written July 27, 2015
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