Yarmouth County Museum & Archives

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Yarmouth County Museum & Archives
Established 1935
Location Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
Type Municipal Museum & Archives
Website yarmouthcountymuseum.ca/

The Yarmouth County Museum & Archives is a museum located in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia exploring the history of Yarmouth County. Located in the heart of Yarmouth's heritage residential district, the museum is housed in a former church as well as two historic houses. It also operates a summer display in the restored Killam Brothers Shipping Office on the Yarmouth waterfront.


The Museum began in 1935 with the creation of the Yarmouth County Historical Society. It opened its doors at the current location in 1958.


The museum has the 3rd largest collection of marine paintings in all of Canada and the largest community archives in Nova Scotia. The Museum has won numerous awards for exceptional museum and archival work.[1] The Yarmouth County Museum (c. 1892-3) is on the Canadian Register of Historic Places.[2]

A circular, metal plaque in the Museum collection was constructed by the Canadian Bank of Commerce in memory of its employees who served during the First World War. The plaque was found in the Home Life Building, which had formerly been the Yarmouth branch of the Bank of Commerce Building.[3]

The museum houses the Yarmouth Runic Stone, one of the best known items of Yarmouth's history, although its actual status as a Norse artifact is very much in dispute.


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Coordinates: 43°50′12.25″N 66°06′56.6″W / 43.8367361°N 66.115722°W / 43.8367361; -66.115722