Collections and Archives
First Automobile in Neils Harbour
The Museum is richly endowed with extensive collections of artifacts and documents available for public viewing. These materials provide wonderful windows on the daily lives of past generations of North Highlands residents, society and culture.
Collections of early schoolroom materials, household implements, farming tools, doctors’ instruments, spinning and weaving equipment, maritime artifacts (including shipwreck booty) and fishing gear all help to make the past real for today’s residents and visitors.
Our collections are catalogued and are in the process of being added to the Passage Project database so that our collections will be available for others to peruse in the Canadian Heritage Information Network's (CHIN) "Virtual Museum" online database.
The Museum's archives contain hundreds of early photographs of the region’s landscape and people, as well as family histories, military service records, church records and diaries. Many of the objects in our collections are on display within exhibits and thus are readily available for viewing or study.
To view materials not on display, an appointment generally is needed to assure that staff is on hand to assist (call 902-383-2579). For persons engaged professionally in research, modest fees are levied for use of the collections. For students and local families, access is free of charge.