Historic Sites on Cape Breton Island



Nova Scotia Museum Listing A Directory of Museums, Archives, Public Galleries, and Historical, Heritage, and Naturalist Organizations in Nova Scotia with up-to-date hours of operation

stuffNational Historic Sites

Alexander Graham Bell Museum, Baddeck, Victoria County
ball Fortress of Louisbourg Louisbourg, Cape Breton County
ball Marconi Exhibit Glace Bay, Cape Breton County
ball Cape Breton Highlands Inverness and Victoria Counties
ballSt. Peters Canal St. Peters, Richmond County


stuffLocal Historic Sites on the Web
ballCape Breton County

ballJost House, Old Sydney
ballNew Waterford and District Historical Society
ballMiners' Museum, Glace Bay
ballGlace Bay Heritage Museum
ballMarconi Centennial
ballDominion Heritage School
ballCossit House, Old Sydney

ballInverness County

ballLes Trois Pignon, Cheticamp

ballRichmond County
ballLeNoir Forge Museum, Arichat
ballVictoria County
ballGaelic College
ballHighland Village, Iona

stuffMore links to Museum Information


stuffNon-Web Historic Sites
(From Nova Scotia Travel Guide 1996)
ballCape Breton County
The Louisbourg Marine Museum
7548 Main Street
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia B1C 1J4
Tel. (902) 733-2252
Fax: (902) 733-2053

Sydney & Louisbourg Railway Museum. (902) 733-2720
7330, Main Street,  
Louisbourg, Nova Scotia, 
B1C 1P5
Open mid May - mid October Daily 9 to 5 (July & August 8 to 8)

Cape Breton Centre for Heritage and Science
Located on the ground floor of Sydney's Lyceum
225 George Street, Sydney, NS B1P 1J5
Phone/ Fax (902) 539-1572
Peyton Chisholm:

Hours of operation
June, July & August
Monday through Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
September - June
Monday 1:00 a.m.
Tuesday through Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday and Sunday

St. Patrick's Church Museum (902) 562-8237
87 Esplanade

North Sydney Historical Society 902-794-2524
299 Commercial St
North Sydney

ballInverness County
Port Hastings Historical Museum and Archives (902) 625-1295
24 Route 19
Port Hastings, NS
B9A 1M1
Hours:  9:00-5:00 M-F
1:00-5:00 S&S
Open June 14 to October 17

Chestico Museum & Historical Society (902) 787-2244
P.O. Box 144
Port Hood, Nova Scotia
B0E 2W0

An Drochaid (The Bridge) (902) 945-2311
Mabou, Nova Scotia, Canada, B0E 1X0
Hours:  Summer - Tues noon-6:00pm; Wed-Fri 10:00am-6:00pm;
Sat 10:00am-4:00pm; Sun noon-4:00pm.

Inverness Miners' Museum
{62 Lower Railway Street, turn at Beach Road #1}
Box 598, Inverness, NS B0E 1N0
(902) 258-3822
Ned MacDonald, Curator
(902) 258-3291
The museum is open from 9:00am until 6:00pm Monday to Friday
and 12:00pm to 5:00pm on Sunday

MacDonald House Museum (Facebook Page) (902) 258-3317
Website for MacDonald House Museum
3458 Highway 395
Lake Ainslee East Side
Tues - Thurs:
10:00 am - 5:00 pmFri - Sun:
1:00 am - 5:00 pm

Margaree Salmon Museum (902) 248-2848
North East Margaree, North East Margaree,
Nova Scotia, Canada, B0E 2H0
Museum Hours
Open Daily: mid June to mid October

Margaree Bicentennial Museum (902) 235-2426
Adjacent St. Michael's Church
East Margaree, NS
B0E 1Y0
Contact: Mrs. Dora Carignan

Hours: June 26-September 4
Mon-Fri 9:00am-5: 00pm
Admission: Person 50
Child under 12 free

The Acadian Museum (902) 224-2170
15067 Main Street
P.O. Box 98
Chéticamp, Cape Breton, NS B0E 1H0

(902) 224-2170 or 224-3463
Fax (902) 224-2170
Mrs. Diane Poirier, general manager

Orangedale Railway Station Museum (902) 756-3384
Open from 9:30am through 5:00pm
Wednesday June 23 through Sunday September 5th. 
Open Saturday and Sunday from September 11 through October 17th


Marble Mountain Museum and Library (902) 756-3289
RR 1 West Bay Rd, NS, Canada, B0E 3K0
Marble Mountain
July 1 - September 4, daily 10:00am - 5:00pm

ballRichmond County
Nicholas Deny's Museum
The Nicolas Denys Museum
P.O. Box 204
46 Denys Street
St. Peters, NS B0E 3B0
(902) 535-2379
June 1 - September 30
Open daily, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adults, $0.50; children, $0.25.
Bus tours, $10.00. School bus tours: no charge

Wallace MacAskill Museum
MacAskill House Museum Society
{7 MacAskill Drive, fronts on Main Street}
RR 2 St. Peters, NS B0E 3B0
(902) 535-2531
June - September
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. daily
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sundays

ballVictoria County
North Highlands Community Museum
Facebook Page
29243 The Cabot Trail, Cape North
Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
North Highlands Community Museum
Box 3, Unit 1 Dingwall NS B0C 1G0
Our Hours:
Mid-June to Mid-October: open daily.
Other months: open during scheduled workshops, and by appointment

Cabot Archives (902) 336-2266
Cabot High School
Neil's Harbour

Giant MacAskill Museum (902) 929-2106
Route 31, approximately 2.5 km off Highway #105
Box 41, Englishtown
NS B0C 1H0
Hours: Mid June-mid September
daily 9:00am-6:00pm
(subject to change)


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