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MacAskill House Museum

Located In St. Peter's
Where To Find Us
7 MacAskill Dr
St. Peter's, NS B0E 3B0
Areas Served Richmond County
Social Media Facebook
Phone 902-631-3566
Contact Colin MacDougall
Alternate Contact Eva Landry; Phone: 902-535-2531; Email:
Description & Services
Information MacAskill House Museum is the restored birthplace of W.R. MacAskill, one of the world's foremost marine photoraphers. Our collection includes a large number of his photographs, several artifacts made by him, books and other print materials as well as a camera collection.

  • There is Parking available on the Grounds

  • Admission is by Donations

  • There is a gift shop; featuring MacAskill photos and related items

  • To support the museum; there are two big fundraisers a year
    • A Mayflower Tea on the Saturday before Mother's Day
    • An Auction on the Wednesday during the Nicholas Denys Days

  • They host a weekly photo-walks highlighting scenic areas in the St. Peter's Village

Hours 9:30AM - 5:30PM Daily
Dates Mid June- End of August 
Open in Weekends in September and Mid-October
Accessibility Fully Wheelchair Accessible
Special Information
Tags Cape Breton Connect ; Festivals/Events ; Recreation Categories