Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos et Centre de recherche

Months of Operation

June 3 - September 15

Hours Of Operation

Mon–Sat 9am–5pm. Archives/research centre open by appointment.


898 Highway 335, West Pubnico, Yarmouth & Acadian Shores


T: 902-762-3380

F: 902-726-0726



You are a step away from time travel to the Musée des Acadiens des Pubnicos , located in West Pubnico, the oldest Acadian community still inhabited by the descendants of the founders.

Return to 1653 to meet its founders and appreciate the resourcefulness of the inhabitants. You will be treated to spectacular reproductions of this distant era and hundreds of artifacts and photos of this rich past.

Let yourself be hypnotized by these vibrations and scents from another age, or even another dimension! The Museum, housed in a 19th century house, also houses the Father Clarence d'Entremont Archives Research Center, which contains more than 6,000 original publications on various media.

A genealogical gold mine that is very useful in retracing Acadian history and informing the public of why this proud people are so close to their roots. The database now includes more than 105,000 entries.

We then offer you a guided tour of a traditional Acadian garden, whose aromatic plants and flowers have always provided substantial supplies to Acadians in this region of southwestern Nova Scotia.

Learn more about the genius of Acadian farmers! Find out about summer programs, demonstrations and special events at the Museum in advance.

Be charmed by a “Gift Shop" featuring the products of our artisans and especially the hand-made quilt. All the products on sale are productions of these craftsmen.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Meeting facilities
Picnic tables
Public washroom
Wheelchair accessible
Limited accessibility
Bilingual/Multilingual staff available
Internet access
Childrens activities

Detailed Information

This property accepts Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.
Admission: Admission $4, F(12). Research fee $5.
Directions: Hwy 103, Exit 31 to Rte 335, 5 km.