Museums

Museums

Immerse yourself in the rich history of the South Shore region as you discover our local museums. Learn about the discoverers and privateer captains who made the region their home in its earliest days. See the place where country music legend Hank Snow lived, and visit the nearby Hand Snow Country Music Centre. You can even observe new art and artisans on display at the Sherman Hines Museum of Photography & Galleries.

Rossignol Cultural Centre, Liverpool

This museum showcases the eccentric treasures that famed Nova Scotia photographer Sherman Hines has collected over the years. The exhibits include a wildlife museum and art gallery, hunting and fishing museum featuring a replica of a trapper’s cabin, a folk art gallery, an outhouse museum and an artist in residence. There is also a gift shop within the museum complex where you will find some of the most unique souvenirs in the province.
Location: 10.3km from White Point.
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Sherman Hines Museum of Photography & Galleries, Liverpool

Featuring the work of scenic photographer Sherman Hines, as well as vintage photographs by Karsh, Notman, MacAskill, and others, this is the only photographic museum east of Montréal. Changing shows in galleries.
Location: 10.7km from White Point.
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The Old Burial Ground, Liverpool

The earliest burial ground in Liverpool, circa 1760, serves as a resting place for several of the town’s first proprietors. All stones have been researched and documented. Tours with costumed animators are offered during Privateer Days every summer.
Location: 10.7km from White Point.
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Perkins House Museum, Liverpool

St. Perkins entertained governors, privateer captains and preachers in his home in the late 1700s. Perkins is designated a person of National Historic Significance. Read about colonial life in Perkins’ meticulous diaries, which he kept from 1766 to 1812.
Location: 11.1km from White Point.
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Queens County Museum, Liverpool

This building represents the warehouse of Simeon Perkins’ business. Featuring exhibits about forestry, shipbuilding, Mi’kmaq life, and privateering, there is also a working model railroad representing the county rail lines on display.
Location: 11.2km from White Point.
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Thomas Raddall Genealogy Research Centre, Liverpool

The most extensive records of the Mayflower descendants in Nova Scotia, including New England and German records, can be found here. There are over 300 reels of microfilm on site.
Location: 11.2km from White Point
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Fort Point Lighthouse Park, Liverpool

Both deMonts and Champlain landed on this site in 1604. A privateers’ fort defended the town and trading routes in the 18th century, and the lighthouse has stood since 1855.
Location: 11.3km from White Point.
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Hank Snow Country Music Centre, Liverpool

A renovated CN railway station, the Hank Snow Country Music Centre is less than 3.5 km from Hank’s Childhood home. Here you’ll find artifacts, audiovisual displays and memorabilia on the history and heritage of Canadian country music, featuring the legendary Hank Snow, Wilf Carter, Carroll Baker, and more.
Location: 11.8km from White Point.
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Milton Blacksmith Shop, Milton

Restored in 1903, the Milton Blacksmith Shop is along the shore of the Mersey River and is an operational forge with original tools and workstations.
Location: 15.8km from White Point.
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