Yarmouth County Museum and Archives, Yarmouth

(4.9/5 based on 40 reviews on the web)
The Yarmouth County Museum & Archives is a museum located in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia exploring the history of Yarmouth County. Located in the heart of Yarmouth's heritage residential district, the museum is housed in a former church as well as two historic houses. It also operates a summer display in the restored Killam Brothers Shipping Office on the Yarmouth waterfront.HistoryThe Museum began in 1935 with the creation of the Yarmouth County Historical Society. It opened its doors at the current location in 1958.CollectionThe museum has the 3rd largest collection of marine paintings in all of Canada and the largest community archives in Nova Scotia. The Museum has won numerous awards for exceptional museum and archival work. The Yarmouth County Museum (c. 1892-3) is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.A circular, metal plaque in the Museum collection was constructed by the Canadian Bank of Commerce in memory of its employees who served during the First World War. The plaque was found in the Home Life Building, which had formerly been the Yarmouth branch of the Bank of Commerce Building.The museum houses the Yarmouth Runic Stone, one of the best known items of Yarmouth's history, although its actual status as a Norse artifact is very much in dispute.
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TripAdvisor
  • 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,...  more »
  • 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 expl...  more »
  • 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.  more »
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  • Wonderful place to spend a few hours
  • Lots of stuff to look at here. Good display of model ships and antiques.