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Age of Sail Heritage Museum & Archives

Public Bulletin COVID 19-Update 2020 Now closed for the season, small community events and appointments maybe possible Email
Located In Port Greville
Where To Find Us
Age of Sail Heritage Museum
8334 Highway 209, Port Greville
Parrsboro, NS
Canada B0M 1S0
Areas Served Nova Scotia
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Phone 902-348-2030
Contact Oralee O'Byrne, Executive Director, Age of Sail Museum; Phone: 902-348-2030 * 902-254-2079; Email:
Alternate Contact Oralee O'Byrne, Curator/Manager
Mailing Address PO Box 214 
Port Greville, NS B0M 1T0
Volunteers Wanted! Email:
Description & Services
Information The Age of Sail is a museum complex consisting of six display buildings, including a re-purposed 1854 Methodist Church; a newer uniquely built ship building; an original working blacksmith shop, 1908 lighthouse, wharf walkway, and more. There is also a cafĂ©, gift shop, archives and genealogy database as well as a public space for meetings or rentals. Professional exhibits; videos and interpretive tours teaching the history of lumbering, shipbuilding, and sailing history of the Parrsboro Shore as well as the communities that supported them. Archival research is available and genealogical help from our genealogy database of over 50,000 names. Special activities are available for children and self-tour guides in French and German are available. 
Groups are welcome.
Eligibility Pet friendly , as long as pets are under the control of owner either by leash, carrier or in arms they are welcome in the museum and all outside areas, No pets allowed in cafe/gift shop by law. We ask that owners be responsible for the clean up of their pets.
Hours May thru October, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm Thursday thru Monday, open 7 days a week in July and August
Meetings AGM held in April each year, Board and executive meetings as needed
Accessibility Partially Accessible- Parking, washrooms, cafe, main floors of 2 display buildings & walkway site loan of walker or wheelchair.
Special Information
Tags Classes/courses ; Family-friendly ; Fundy Connect ; Museum ; Recreation Categories ; Tourism