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DesBrisay Museum

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Local historical museum

A gem bequeathed to Bridgewater. Exhibits include rooms detailing the significance of... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
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Steeped in history!

Great place to visit for all ages. Displays change regularly, with lots of interesting topics and... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2016
Donna S
Bridgewater, Canada
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12 Aug 2018
“Local historical museum”
23 May 2018
Our facility consists of a permanent Heritage Gallery with 9 exhibits, a Community Exhibit Centre,Visible Storage and Folk Art Gallery, Research Centre,Gift Shop,Multi-Purpose Room.We offer a wide range of experiences and services for our visitors...more
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130 Jubilee Road, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 3R5, Canada
+1 902-543-4033
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

A gem bequeathed to Bridgewater. Exhibits include rooms detailing the significance of turn-of-the-century Bridgewater when the shipbuilding, timber and railroad industry, combined with location to turn the town into the “Main Street of the South Shore.” Excellent research archives with knowledgeable staff. Be sure to...More

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Reviewed 23 May 2018 via mobile

Visited this location whilst out on a walk. Luckily we turned up on a free day. We didn’t spend much time here but staff were very helpful and informative. Would visit another day when we have more time. Check website for opening days as it...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Great collection of artifacts and resources on Lunenburg County. Friendly staff, accessible, meeting space, on-going exhibits. Good parking and resourceful

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bridgewatermuseum, Manager at DesBrisay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Glad you like us Peter!

Reviewed 12 October 2017

Enjoyed our visit friendly helpful staff. Mainly the collection of one man the local doctor. Blown away by some of the Quill work. When you've finished in the Museum there's a pleasant walk you can take in the grounds around the lake.

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bridgewatermuseum, Manager at DesBrisay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 October 2017

Thanks so much for your kind words. Glad you dropped in to see us.

Reviewed 2 June 2016

Great place to visit for all ages. Displays change regularly, with lots of interesting topics and memorabilia.

Thank Donna S
Reviewed 2 June 2016

Very interesting collection of Mic Mac artifacts, a collection of Nova Scotia Folk Art. And interesting history of the area.

Thank Lynne M
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I don't visit museums often, not really my cup of tea lol. However, when I was in this area, I thought i'd give it a try. Went with a close friend to see what the hu ha was all about and I was pleasantly surprised....More

Thank Samantha B
Reviewed 27 July 2015

We were in Bridgewater on vacation and since it was raining on our first day, we decided to visit some of the local museums. The first was The DesBrisay Museum. It’s a nice small museum dedicated to local history. When we were there in early...More

Thank SandF2012
Reviewed 6 July 2015

The owners are lovely and very kind. My friend volunteered here with the Katimavik program and had a great experience.

Thank TheMeagerMuse
Reviewed 9 February 2015

I went in to check out some of Bridgewaters history. None of the exhibits that I saw had to do with Bridgewater but had to do with the surrounding communities. Very disappointed.

Thank David S
museum130, Public Relations Manager at DesBrisay Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2015

We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to our museum, or find what you were looking for. Our Heritage Gallery is dedicated to the history of Bridgewater, but if there is something more you were looking for specifically, we would be happy to help!

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14 November 2018|
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$3, but free on Saturdays.