Take the opportunity to experience industry as it was in 1860 at historic Wile Carding Mill Museum, a Part of The Nova Museum. Enjoy a personal tour, learn how the machinery operated, the importance of wool and the life of the early women workers. Experience hands-on activities, and watch the giant water wheel turn, weather permitting. Bring the family and enjoy a picnic lunch in our peaceful park like setting. Don’t forget your camera. Our waterfall is an excellent backdrop for family or wedding photos. We are open 7 days a week until September 17. Come for an hour, or stay for the day!
Big Tancook and Little Tancook are 2 islands located 6 miles off the southern coast of Nova Scotia in Mahone Bay. These two islands are accessible by passenger ferry - the William G. Ernst is stationed at Big Tancook and makes daily runs to and from the historic yachting community of Chester. Ferry tickets can be purchased on the ferry which docks on Water St in Chester. Take your bicycles and a packed lunch to explore the island for the day. A ferry schedule can be found on the Tancook Island Tourism site.
Located inland from the Lighthouse Trail on the South Shore of Nova Scotia, this museum has a wealth of local heritage to share with you. Take a walk through our Museum and Heritage gardens to see how the ancestors of our communities lived. From the Country Store to the Library to the Cobbler’s Shop, we show how the people of yesteryear survived and flourished.
Welcome to the LaHave Islands Marine Museum Website.
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. Through this website, you can learn about the LaHave Islands and the surrounding area. You can also see photographs of some of the artifacts we have on display at the museum.
In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn’t involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives.
Today, the fishing industry has died down and most of the homes on the islands are used as cottages by summer vacationers.
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum seeks to preserve the memories and artifacts of the past and put them on display for all to see and remember. We are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm in the summer from June 1st to September 1. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The museum can also be opened outside of these times by appointment.