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Age of Sail Heritage Museum, Port Greville

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The Age of Sail Heritage Centre is a museum and heritage centre at Port Greville, Nova Scotia, Canada. It focuses on the history of Parrsboro Shore communities along the Minas Channel of the Bay of Fundy with an emphasis on the area's shipbuilding and lumbering heritage.The SiteThe Museum consists of a number of historic buildings moved to a central site on the banks of a scenic ravine beside the tidal Greville River. The main building is a former 1854 Methodist Church. In addition to the original building the site is home to a cafe/gift shop, the Port Greville Lighthouse, a boat shed, a blacksmith shop and a band saw shed. Several walking trails lead from the museum to historic and natural features along the river.HistoryThe heritage centre began with the Greville Bay Recreation and Development Group formed in 1981 to develop the Port Greville area. The group at first developed a picnic park on the old Red House Landing Site and worked on building and maintaining washrooms and a picnic area. In 1988 the chair of the group Ross Colins put forward the idea of a museum. In 1991, the Greville Bay Shipbuilding Museum Society was incorporated with the goal of protecting and preserving working heritage" with a "hands-on shipbuilding museum" focusing on the Parrsboro Shore's extensive lumbering and shipbuilding history.
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  • Wonderful little museum. Discover how ships were made in this unique location. Ask about the mystery ship, The Mary Celeste, and see their display. Staff very helpful and friendly. Have lunch in the s...  read more »
  • Stopped by here unexpectedly on our way to Advocate Harbour and we enjoyed a very thorough and interesting tour by a nice young lady (wish I could remember her name) who was a local and seemed genuine...  read more »
  • Wex actually drove past this museum on our way to Advocate, but turned around and decided to stop in. We are so glad we stopped! There is tons of history here, many artifacts, much of it locally sourc...  read more »
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