The museum is closed to the public until Saturday, January 23.

Our regular winter hours are:
Tuesday - Sunday  10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Leave a legacy

One of the most important decisions of your lifetime is the impact you wish to make through your will or other estate plans. The Cumberland Museum Society gratefully accepts bequests. Call us to discuss planned giving.

Archives

The Cumberland County Museum and Archives collects, preserves, and makes available to the public records which pertain to Cumberland County and the surrounding area.

These records are of archival value and are collected through private and public sector sources.

A research room is open to the public for genealogy searches. Information is available on hundreds of local families.

Membership

Building and maintaining an active, energetic membership works to establish the Cumberland Museum Society as an essential well recognized, respected, and broadly valued community resource.

Become a Member

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Terasa Brown Webb was a school teacher on Westchester Mountain "The Crossroad" for several years as well as correspondent for the Oxford Journal,Halifax Herald and the Amherst Daily News.She was well known as a local historian and author of Railroading in Westchester N.S.
Thank you to Brenton Beebe for sharing the late Laura Purdy's scrapbooks with us😊
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Thanks to Holy Family Church of All Saints Parish - Cumberland County Nova Scotia for spreading the word... you can drop Food Bank donations off at the museum. 150 Church St. Amherst. We take them to the Food Bank daily! ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to Holy Family Church of All Saints Parish for spreading the word... you can drop Food Bank donations off at the museum. 150 Church St. Amherst. We take them to the Food Bank daily!

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Notice: TENDER FOR METAL ROOF

Cumberland Museum Society (aka Cumberland County Museum & Archives) requests tender submissions for supply and installation of metal roofing at the museum, 150 Church Street, Amherst, N.S. B4H 3C4.

For tender documents contact: Rebecca Taylor, Museum Manager, at cumbmuseum@gmail.com or by phone at 902 667-2561.

Tender documents require a $150.00 deposit of which 50% is refundable to unsuccessful tender bidders. The museum reserves the right to select any approved tender.

By order of: The Board of Directors. January 4, 2021
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Cumberland County
Museum & Archives

Cumberland County Museum and Archives is housed in Grove Cottage (c 1838), which was the family home of Senator R.B. Dickey, one of Amherst’s four Fathers of Canadian Confederation, who also include Sir Charles Tupper, E.B. Chandler and Jonathan McCully.

The museum presents the natural and human history of Cumberland County with emphasis on its industrial and social history up to the early 20th century. Visitors can explore an art gallery, a collection of genealogy material, and a research room. An extensive archives is also maintained. 
 
Grove Cottage is surrounded by beautiful gardens for our visitors to enjoy. We invite you to take part in a variety activities including exhibits, programs, special events with historic themes and a gift shop.

Cumberland County Museum and Archives is located in Amherst, Nova Scotia, in the Northumberland Shore region. We are a member of the Cumberland County Heritage Network Society which consists of approximately 20 arts, cultural and heritage sites. Bus tours are welcome.