What’s new?

Open By Appointment (By Donation) Winter 2018 

As of October 7th, we will only open by appointment (by donation) during the winter months, as long as a volunteer is available, so that you can still view our exhibits, receive a tour of our Museum, conduct research in our Research Room, and/or enjoy our children’s activities with your family or school group

Please give us at least 48 hours notice if you’d like to request that we open by appointment.
Contact us at 902-624-6263 or email info@mahonebaymuseum.com

Upcoming 2018 Father Christmas Festival

We will also re-open during Father Christmas Festival with free children’s activities from 10am to 4pm on Saturday and Sunday November 24th & 25th and again December 1st & 2nd. Stay tuned for more information via our Facebook  page on what crafts we’ll be hosting!

Archival Work Winter 2018 

Thanks to another grant from Library and Archives Canada and the Government of Canada, we will be processing more archival photographs and documents this winter starting in November 2018 through to March 2019.
Follow us on Facebook for regular updates and to see some of the amazing things we are adding to our archival collection.

Friends of The Museum Fundraising Campaign

It’s that time of year again! Please consider becoming a Friend of the Museum by making a donation. Learn more here: http://mahonebaymuseum.com/support-us/friends-campaign/



Located in the heart of beautiful downtown Mahone Bay, the Mahone Bay Museum is a community museum led by a Board of dedicated volunteers and a small staff. The Mahone Bay Founders Society is our parent organization, a membership based, registered charity.

What We Do


The Museum provides visitors and locals alike with an in-depth understanding of our community’s heritage.

Although closed to the public in the winter months, we are never dormant. Each year we feature new displays, so all winter long our hard-working volunteers are busy preparing and organizing the displays for the next season.