Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum
If you didn't know this place existed, you're not apt to stumble upon it! And, that would be a shame!A friend recently told me about her trip to the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum to check out a chair that a family member had made. It sounded like an interesting and quaint place to explore so we stopped to check it out on the way home from the Eastern Shore. We are sure glad we decided to stop in!
About our VisitWhen we arrived at the museum, we picked up a map and brochure at the main entrance. This enabled us to have a self-guided tour around the heritage farm. There were several buildings to in to explore farm life over the past 150+ years. There were lots of hands-on things for the kids to do and touch from carding wool to playing old-fashioned games like crokinole or chess under an apple tree. There is also a small playground area where kids can swing or go on an ox-yoke seesaw. Or play with other old-fashioned games! The brochure included information about each of the buildings and even had a search and find activity for each location! There were so many displays of farming equipment. And farm animals to visit. Definitely plan on stopping for lunch or afternoon tea. I wish we had!
Plan your VisitWe took about an hour to visit the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. This did not include time for a meal or tea. The Farm Museum is open seven days a week from May 15 to October 15. Throughout the winter months by appointment for research, resources and inquiries. Admission is by donation. Please be generous!
471 Poplar Drive Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia Canada B2W 4L2
- May 15th - October 15th: Weekdays & Saturdays: 10 am - 4 pm Sundays & Holidays: 12 pm - 4 pm