Admiral Digby Museum

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Admiral Digby Museum
Established 1972
Location 95 Montague Row, Digby, Nova Scotia Canada
Type Municipal Museum

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 house was purchased in 1968 by the Digby Library Association and became the home of the town's first library. A historical society was formed at the library and opened a small display in 1972. The historical society took ownership of the building in 1977 and, after the library moved to larger quarters in 1980, the museum occupied the entire building.[1] The museum is named after Admiral Robert Digby, who brought Loyalists settlers to the town in 1783. 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 the 1850s.


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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