List of museums in Prince Edward Island

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This list of museums in Prince Edward Island, Canada contains museums which are defined for this context as institutions (including nonprofit organizations, government entities, and private businesses) that collect and care for objects of cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical interest and make their collections or related exhibits available for public viewing. Also included are non-profit art galleries and university art galleries. Museums that exist only in cyberspace (i.e., virtual museums) are not included.

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Name Town/City County Type Summary
Acadian Museum Miscouche Prince Ethnic website, Acadian history and culture, operated by the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation
Alberton Museum Alberton Prince Local history website, local history
Anne of Green Gables Museum Park Corner (near Cavendish) Queens Historic house website, known as "Silver Bush", 19th century home of the aunt and uncle of author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Basin Head Fisheries Museum Souris Kings Maritime website
Beaconsfield Historic House Charlottetown Queens Historic house website, late 19th century Victorian mansion
Bedeque Area Historical Museum Bedeque and Area Prince Local history website, operated by the Bedeque Area Historical SOciety
Bideford Parsonage Museum Bideford Prince Historic house website, late 19th century Victorian parsonage, where author Lucy Maud Montgomery boarded while teaching at the local school
Bishop’s Machine Shop Museum Summerside Prince History website, historic machine shop and tools, operated by Wyatt Heritage Properties
Cape Bear Lighthouse & Marconi Museum Murray Harbour Kings Maritime website, lighthouse, replica of the Cape Bear Marconi Station and local history
Car Life Museum Bonshaw Queens Automotive Facebook site, restored cars and farm machinery
Confederation Centre of the Arts Charlottetown Queens Art Art centre with gallery
Ellerslie Shellfish Museum Bideford Prince Natural history Facebook site, area shellfish industry
Elmira Railway Museum Elmira Kings Railway website, island's railway heritage
Eptek Art & Culture Centre Summerside Prince Multiple website, changing art, science, culture and history exhibits
Fantazmagoric Museum of the Strange and Unusual Cavendish Queens Amusement information
Farmers' Bank of Rustico Rustico Queens History Local history, located in a former rural bank, also adjacent pioneer Doucet House
Garden of the Gulf Museum Montague Kings History information, information, local history
Green Gables Park Corner (near Cavendish) Queens Farm 19th century farm and house that was the setting for the Anne of Green Gables novels by Lucy Maud Montgomery
Green Park Shipbuilding Museum Port Hill Prince Maritime website, shipbuilding industry and 19th century shipbuilder's Yeo House
International Fox Museum Summerside Prince Industry website, area fox farming industry, operated by Wyatt Heritage Properties
Keir Memorial Museum Malpeque Prince Local history website, operated by the Malpeque Historical Society
Kensington Veterans Memorial Museum Kensington Prince Military information, adjacent to the Royal Canadian Legion, includes uniforms, medals, hand weapons, flags, photographs and maps
Lennox Island Mi'kmaq Cultural Centre Lennox Island Prince First Nations website, history and culture of the Mi'kmaq
Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace New London Queens Biographical website, mid 19th century period home with memorabilia and artifacts of author Lucy Maud Montgomery
Lucy Maud Montgomery Heritage Museum Park Corner (near Cavendish) Queens Biographical "/inglesidepeimuseum.html website, mid 19th century period family home of author Lucy Maud Montgomery, known as "Ingleside"
Lucy Maud Montgomery School Museum Lower Bedeque Prince Education information, re-creation of the one room schoolhouse where author Lucy Maud Montgomery taught
Macnaught History Centre Summerside Prince History website, local history, operated by Wyatt Heritage Properties
North Cape Wind Energy Interpretive Centre North Cape Prince Multiple website, wind energy, local history and culture, natural history
Orwell Corner Historic Village Orwell Queens Open air website, 1890s village, includes PEI Agricultural Heritage Museum
Prince Edward Island Potato Museum O'Leary Prince Agriculture website, history of the potato, potato farming, agriculture equipment, barn, chapel, schoolhouse, local history
Prince Edward Island Sports Hall of Fame & Museum Summerside Prince Sports website
Prince Edward Island Regimental Museum Charlottetown Queens Military History of The Prince Edward Island Regiment (RCAC)
Province House National Historic Site Charlottetown Queens History Birthplace of Canadian Confederation and the seat of Prince Edward Island's provincial legislature since 1847
Ripley's Believe It or Not! Cavendish Queens Amusement
Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead Orwell Queens Historic house Early 20th century period home of Andrew Macphail, physician, author and soldier
Tignish Cultural Centre Tignish Prince History information, local history
Tryon Museum Tryon Prince Local history website, operated by the Tryon & Area Historical Society
Victoria Seaport Lighthouse Museum Victoria Queens Maritime information, historic lighthouse and maritime exhibits
West Point Lighthouse Museum West Point Prince Maritime website, restored lighthouse, also serves as an inn
Wood Islands Lighthouse Museum Wood Islands Queens Maritime lighthouse and 1950s period lighthouse keepers quarters, area's maritime history
Wyatt House Museum Summerside Prince Historic house website, 19th century home with furnishing spanning 100 years, operated by Wyatt Heritage Properties

Defunct museums[edit]

  • Founders Hall, Charlottetown, closed in 2016[1]
  • Great Island Science & Adventure Park, Cavendish, closed in 2009, website

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Founders Hall exhibit on Charlottetown waterfront closed permanently". CBC News. May 5, 2016. Retrieved 7 December 2016. 

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