About Us

Our organization began as The Amherst Township Historical Society, which was incorporated on March 21st, 1973. Our name later changed to Cumberland County Museum and Archives, and then Cumberland Museum Society, to better reflect our representation of and commitment to the people and culture of Cumberland County as a whole. The building that currently houses the Cumberland County Museum and Archives was purchased in 1980, and was formally opened to the public as a museum on September 1981.

Cumberland County Museum and Archives

150 Church Street, Amherst, NS

(902) 667-2561


Closed Monday and Tuesday
Open 10:00 to 6:00 Wednesday to Saturday

January - Open by Appointment only
February - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Weekdays
March - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Weekdays

Special request by appointment

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    Your Support

    Cumberland County Museum and Archives is part of a non-profit charitable organization that relies on volunteers, public support, and donations.



    General admission is $5.00 per person


    Donations are used for upkeep and for adding new items to the museum.