Age of Sail Heritage Centre

Welcome to the Age of Sail Heritage Museum

Overlooking the tidal Greville River, the center pays tribute to the heritage of the communities along the Minas Channel. Through pictures, videos, story telling, models, artifacts and hands-on exhibits, the museum brings to life the history of shipbuilding, lumbering and local community lives. The area boosts a rich history from the time of the dinosaurs to the Mi'kmaq and Acadians to loyalists and shipbuilders to the present day. The heritage center hosts a museum in an 1854 church, local blacksmith shop from the Wagstaff and Hatfield shipyard, as well as the Port Greville Lighthouse circa 1908 and a boathouse. A vast collection of genealogical and research material is available to the general public for their benefit. Definitely a "must see" stop while in the region.

2018 Museum & Cafe Hours
Spring & Fall Hours
OPEN Thurs - Mon
9:30 - 5:30pm
CLOSED Tues & Wed NOTICE_ Sept 24-28 2018 open 24 & 25 closed 26,27 & 28
JULY & AUG 7 days a week
Contact Us
Ohra Collins
Oralee O'Byrne (Curator)
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The Age of Sail Heritage Center is constantly evolving with new exhibits, new archives, new artifacts and new structures being added to the complex. Main displays are housed in a 1854 church and a 'boat-shaped' addition is with 4 outer display buildings, genealogy and research area, as well as a new wharf walkway. The Cafe and Gift Shop have been improved with an old fashioned store front and much larger kitchen.A new Memorial Garden and Our 'Founders Tree' are ongoing aspects of the center Sponsors may purchase leaves as a contribution to the ongoing efforts of the center. For more information on this initiative, please email us or call. We at the Greville Bay Shipbuilding Museum Society have a trusted partnership with Your purchase through the site helps the Greville Bay Shipbuilding Museum Society preserve the history of the shipbuilding and lumbering communities along the Parrsboro Shore. Please check it out by clicking the button below and support our efforts. We truly appreciate your support!

The Age of Sail Heritage Center is always interested in donations of pertinent new artifacts and archives. Any information relating to the lives of the shipbuilding, lumbering or seafaring families of the Parrsboro Shore is of interest to us; diaries, photos, journals, ledgers and household accounts etc. would be welcome additions to our growing collection, whether originals or copies.

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The Age of Sail Heritage Center gratefully acknowledges that none of this would have been possible without funding from ACOA,
the Municipality of Cumberland County, and the ongoing generosity of our supporters. We are most appreciative!