Museum Exhibits & Collections

The Yarmouth County Museum has over 20,000 artifacts, both on display and in storage. Along with general collections such as costumes, shoes, ship portraits and musical instruments, we also have an assortment of unique (and often unusual) items of interest.

The Yarmouth County Museum's permanent exhibits highlight various aspects of the area's history, going back to its original Mi'kmaq inhabitants, moving forward through different time periods, and expanding to various industries, professions, and specialized displays. As you walk through the museum, each exhibit acts as a window into a different time and place.

While the mask mandate has been lifted by the government of Nova Scotia, we recommend visitors still wear a mask and social distance. However, we respect individuals' decision not to wear a mask and ask that everyone be kind to the staff, volunteers and other patrons during their visit. 

new exhibits & artifacts


culturual exhibits

horse-drawn sleigh





captains cabin



medical history



m.v. bluenose