All Museums and interpretive centres

The first European settlers arrived in North America over 400 years ago, establishing early communities on the Bay of Fundy shores. The struggle between the British and the French for control of this region — and the emergence of ship-building and the coastal economy that followed — is told in the museums and national historic sites around the Bay of Fundy.

  • Avon Heritage Museum

    The Avon Heritage Museum and Avon Spirit Shipyard in Newport Landing are located on the scenic shores of the Avon River. The Avon River area became one of the great square-rigged wooden shipbuilding centres in Nova Scotia in the 19th Century. Where the museum now sits in Newport Landing was once the read more

  • Bass River Museum

    With a wide variety of displays, our museum has something to interest everyone. From war memorabilia, farming, blacksmithing, household items, and schools, to the Dominion Chair Company, we are able to tell the stories that our community was built on. Located in the heart of Bass River, Nova Scotia, we read more

  • Age of Sail Museum

    Professional hands on exhibits, videos and interpretive tours help to interpret the history of the lumbering, shipbuilding and sailing history of the Parrsborough Shore, as well as the communities that supported them. The Age of Sail museum complex consists of 6 display buildings including a repurposed 1854 Methodist Church a read more

  • New Brunswick Museum

    Home to beautiful giants & tiny treasures. Visit the New Brunswick Museum & bring heritage to life. Follow footsteps of ancient creatures as you travel through geological time. Learn about the Bay of Fundy — whale sightings guaranteed (full size models of course). From wooden ships to fine art & read more

  • Port Royal National Historic Site

    Port-Royal National Historic Site features a reconstruction of the Habitation, where, in 1605, Samuel de Champlain helped establish one of the earliest European attempts at settlement in North America. Costumed interpreters will help you understand the challenges faced by the French as they carved out a new settlement. Let your read more