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MacAskill House Museum

The MacAskill House Museum is the restored birthplace of noted marine photographer, Wallace MacAskill. The aim of the society is to preserve the memory of this talented native son, and to display the best of his works, both in photography and artifacts, in the setting where he grew up and where his interests were nurtured  It is also the society’s aim to preserve a typical home of the 19th and early 20th century in rural Cape Breton, including furnishings and a reflection of life during this time period. The museum includes a collection of over one hundred of W.R. MacAskill’s pictures, most in original frames; books and several craft artifacts designed and made by him; and a modest but growing collection of cameras of the past 100 years.

Phone: (902) 535-2531
(902) 535-2454
Address: 7 MacAskill Drive
Facebook: MacAskill House Museum

Nicolas Denys Museum

Located on the west side of St. Peter’s Canal the Nicolas Denys Museum was built to commemorate the valiant efforts of the early settlers of the area in helping to make a nation in this vast wilderness. Of the many capable and hard working men and women who chose to settle here, the efforts of Nicolas Denys were the most out standing. It is most fitting that the museum is named in his honour. The museum contains artifacts identified with the Mi’Kmaw and the early French and British. It houses a small reference library of the history of this area and all of Cape Breton Island.

Phone: (902) 535-2379
Address: 46 Denys Street
Website: Cape Breton Museums Network
Facebook: Nicolas Denys Museum

OceanView Wildlife Museum

 Housing mounts of many different local species of wildlife, and artifacts used in housekeeping and farming.

Phone: (902) 535-3744
Address: 34 Toulouse

 

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