Jost House Museum, Sydney

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One of the oldest preserved wooden houses in colonial Sydney, Jost House Museum features a collection of Victorian relics, including a display of model marine vessels. The house originally belonged to an 18th-century ship owner before Tomas Jost, a successful merchant, bought it in 1837. Today it features a range of differently themed rooms--from a basement kitchen with a beehive oven to an apothecary with the early 20th-century medicinal utensils and substances. You can also watch onsite demonstrations of compounding medication the way it was done in the 19th century. Arrange to visit Jost House Museum and other attractions in Sydney using our Sydney day trip website .
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  • One of Sydney's originally houses, preserved as a museum. Excellent and informative guide who told the story of the family who originally owned the house. Stuffed full of exhibits of all kinds.  more »
  • Once the home of a prominent merchant, Jost Heritage House (c 1787). The museum features displays on local marine life. A gift shop is on site with small antiques and collectibles as well as a variety...  more »
  • The cost is very little (CDN$3.00) to see this museum and it won’t take long. You can have a guided tour or just wander yourself. I had a bit of both. My guide was good, also funny. He told us how cer...  more »
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  • I am a local and twice I have taken my children here. We delight in the costumes and stories and how excitedly all the staff tell them. They give you one of a kind information and beyond friendly service. You are allowed to browse upstairs for as long as you want and take pictures. The staff went above friendly and courteous. One lady even hugged my elderly mother, completely making her day!
  • Docent gave a tour of the entire house in character relating many wonderful stories of the house. Lots of decorations, memorabilia and exhibits.
  • Wonderful place to experience the history of Northend Sydney N.S. The staff are very friendly and knowledgeable. Go on the walking tour. The Ghost walk at night is lots of fun and screams.
  • Jost House, 54 Charlotte Street in Sydney, Nova Scotia is a two storey wood framed home located on north Charlotte Street in a residential area with many heritage properties. Built in 1786, during the founding and Loyalist settlement of Sydney, it is one of the oldest residential buildings in the city. What makes this museum such a little gem are the guides. Dressed in period clothes, they share their knowledge and love for the house. An era gone by, but documented through stories, artifacts, trinkets and folklore. The amount of historical and cultural info given is amazing but it was also very enjoyable. This house has been restored but with such fine care to attention. The lower cellar level with the kitchen may be a little challenging for some with the steep steps and low head room. The main floor has some very nice antiques...especially the bed. The upper floor contains paraphernalia collected from the town's people. The most interesting items to peruse. For $3/person, this museum is a great value. The volunteers are Cape Bretoner's and have stories to tell. Sit down and enjoy all they have to share. Oral storytelling is underrated. Enjoy!
  • One of my favourite museums.

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