3 years ago
Very informative young guide brings history to life in this hidden gem of a museum. Wonderful way to spend a couple of hours on a rainy day. We stopped here on way to Halifax and enjoyed their delicious tea served on a Tuesday.
- Cheryl &
8 months ago
Great local historical museum. If you are interested in the history of Pictou County and want a window into our past, check this museum out. Very thoughtful guides.
- David S
11 months ago
I'm so happy that we have a place dedicated to preserving some of the history of New Glasgow. Very interesting.
- Candace F

Discover the Heritage of Pictou County

Come explore the history of Pictou County in the historic home of James Matheson Carmichael, a prominent New Glasgow shipbuilder. Built in 1880, the home is filled with exquisite Victorian architecture, from stained glass windows to a grand staircase. Trenton glassware, a Penny Farthing, Scottish regalia and historical photographs are but a few of the many items on display. Moreover, the museum boasts a historic garden populated with plants present in Nova Scotia prior to 1900. 

The museum is proud to host Tuesday Teas every Tuesday from 1:00-3:00PM. 

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  • (902) 752-5583


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86 Temperance Street
New Glasgow, NS B2H 3A7

Business Hours

Mon:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Tue:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Wed:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Thu:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Fri:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
Sat:9:00 AM – 4:30 PM
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