Admiral Digby Museum

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Admiral Digby Museum
Established 1972
Location 95 Montague Row, Digby, Nova Scotia Canada
Type Municipal Museum
Website www.admuseum.ns.ca/

The Admiral Digby Museum is a museum located in Digby, Nova Scotia exploring the history of Digby the surrounding communities of Digby County. It is housed in a restored Georgian style house facing Digby Harbour known as the Woodrow/Dakin House, one of the oldest buildings in Digby. The museum is named after Admiral Robert Digby, who brought Loyalists settlers to the town in 1783. Initially founded as the Admiral Digby Library in the 1968, it became the Admiral Digby Museum in 1972. The Museum is free and open year round. The museum collection includes rare furniture, textiles, photographs and maps. A marine room displays many artifacts from Digby's maritime history. A highlight of the collection is the Gilpin Collection of spectacular watercolour paintings of Sable Island made by a Digby resident who visited Sable during 1850's.

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Coordinates: 44°37′12.2″N 65°45′17.5″W / 44.620056°N 65.754861°W / 44.620056; -65.754861