Mahone Bay Museum

Identity area


Authorized form of name

Mahone Bay Museum

Parallel form(s) of name

Other form(s) of name


Contact area


Lyne Allain Primary contact



Street address

578 Main Street


Mahone Bay


Nova Scotia

Country name

Postal code

B0J 2E0






Description area


The Mahone Bay Founders’ Society first established the Mahone Bay Settlers Museum in 1979. At that time, the museum was housed in Pioneer Hall in the basement of Trinity United Church. In 1987, the Founders’ Society purchased the Begin Home to serve as the permanent site for the museum. Since its establishment, the museum has continued to collect and preserve artifacts and archival records documenting the history of Mahone Bay and the immediate surrounding areas. In 2015, the museum underwent a rebranding initiative and its name was changed to the Mahone Bay Museum.

Geographical and cultural context

Mandates/Sources of authority

The Mahone Bay Museum's Archives is mandated to collect, preserve, describe, and make available significant private-sector archival records relating to the history of the town of Mahone Bay and the immediate surrounding areas, in keeping with the cooperative acquisition strategy developed by the Council of Nova Scotia Archives. The Archives is also responsible for the records of its governing body, the Mahone Bay Founders’ Society.

Administrative structure

Records management and collecting policies



Finding aids, guides and publications

Access area

Opening times

Current information regarding the museum's season and its opening hours is available on the museum's website: Researchers are encouraged to make appointments in advance for archival consultations.

Access conditions and requirements

Archival material is generally available for consultation in the museum’s research room (located on the second floor) during regular operating hours. Access to some documents may be restricted due to conservation issues, privacy concerns, or other considerations.


Services area

Research services

Reproduction services

Photocopies and/or scans of most documents can be purchased; however, such copying will be undertaken by staff and may not be completed on a same-day basis.

Public areas

Control area

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion




Info from Museum website.

Maintenance notes

Access points

Access Points

  • Clipboard

Primary contact

578 Main Street
Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia B0J 2E0