Museums & Attractions

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 Hank Snow Country Music Centre. There are so many ways to discover what makes our region the place that it is today!

Sipukel Gallery in LiverpoolSipuke’l Gallery, Liverpool

Owned and operated by Acadia First Nation, the gallery is located in the Town Hall Arts & Cultural Centre. Not only showcasing the work of First Nation artists and crafters, the gallery is also home to local artifacts, a basketry collection, other items and a gift shop. Encompassing five reserve communities, stretching from Yarmouth to Halifax, Acadia First Nation looks forward to sharing experiences and knowledge of their culture with visitors from all over.

Location: 10.9km from White Point
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Queens Museum of Justice, Liverpool

The newest member of the Queens Heritage Complex is located in the old Liverpool Courthouse. The museum features an incredible colonial history of the justice system. Other displays are dedicated to justice, and to the preservation of the building’s history.

Location: 11.2km 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. The Perkins House can be found right next door to the Queens County Museum.

Location: 11.2km from White Point.
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Fire the Cannon off the deck of the Liverpool Packet. Photo by Colin MacChaffie
Fire the Cannon off the deck of the Liverpool Packet. Photo by Colin MacChaffie

Queens County Museum, Liverpool

This building represents the warehouse of Simeon Perkins’ business. Featuring exhibits about forestry, shipbuilding, Mi’kmaq life, and privateering, you can step on board a scale deck replica of the ‘Liverpool Packet’ and learn of the area’s past and rich history.

Location: 11.2km from White Point.
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Thomas H. Raddall Research Centre, Liverpool

The most extensive records of the Mayflower descendants in Nova Scotia, including New England and German records, can be found here. Located inside the Queens County Museum, the Research Centre is a dream for any genealogist.

Location: 11.2km from White Point
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Fort Point Lighthouse Park, Liverpool, Nova ScotiaFort Point Lighthouse, 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. Open to the public, step inside to step back in time.

Location: 11.6km 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: 11.9km from White Point.
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Milton Blacksmith Shop, Milton

Restored in 1903, the Milton Blacksmith Shop is set along the Milton Falls of the Mersey River and is an operational forge with original tools and workstations. Displays feature horseshoeing and wood and metal working.

Location: 14.3km from White Point.
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Concrete Creations Sculpture gardenConcrete Creations, Liverpool

Walk a wooded trail while browsing through the incredible concrete sculptures and creations of local garden sculptor Ivan Higgins. These creations will “not only grab your eye but will capture your soul”.

Location: 13.9km from White Point.
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