Travel Southwestern Nova Scotia:
Yarmouth Museum and Archive
This museum has a large collection of ship paintings and artifacts from the shipping and fishing history of this area. Yarmouth was once an active seaport with tall ships coming and going. Speaking of ships and fishing, one of the artifacts at the Museum is the large light from the first lighthouse at Cape Forchu.
Out of all the museums that we've visited across Canada, the Yarmouth Museum is up there with the best of them. Located in a historical area of Yarmouth, it is housed in an old stone church which in itself is something to see. There are two other buildings associated with the museum, one of which is the Pelton-Fuller house next door.
The second building is on the other side of the museum and sits at the corner. This building has been joint to the museum and is used as the Resource Centre and Archives. The museum is also equipped with rooms that are climate controlled for the safe storage of artifacts. Some of the artifacts that you can see here are china and glass, dolls, tools, fishing and shipping artifacts, ship models, heritage clothing, etc.
If you're looking to learn more about the history of Yarmouth, or if you're just looking for a good place to spend some time, the Yarmouth County Museum is a place we feel you'll enjoy. Don't forget to ask when the next tour of the Pelton-Fuller House will be.
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