Sherbrooke Nova Scotia

Visit Sherbrooke Village Museum

Sherbrooke Village is Nova Scotia’s largest Provincial Museum with 25 heritage buildings brought to life by costumed interpreters from late May until early October,.

In the 1860s, timber tall ships and gold ruled life along the St. Mary’s River, turning the community of Sherbrooke into a prosperous boom town. Today, the picturesque village still stands proud, just as it did more than 100 years ago.

At Sherbrooke Village, every day is a trip back in time as Nova Scotia’s 19th century heritage is brought to life by costumed interpreters, including blacksmiths, potters, weavers, wood turners and printers. Get dressed up and “Step Into 1867” and become a part of the Village story.  Visit our Indigenous Art Centre or have your picture taken at Canada’s only commercial Ambrotype glass photo studio. Our activities, learning camps, workshops for children and adults, and schedule of special events make it easy to get your hands on history all summer long!

Stop into the Village Treasures & Gift Shop for a wide selection of unique village crafted items or enjoy a delicious meal at McDaniel’s Tea Room & Restaurant.

Old Fashioned Christmas
November 22 to 24 & 30

Make plans now to attend this years’ Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas. The event will feature an opening night tree lighting, candle light procession, fireworks and entertainment. Over the next two weekends there will be Christmas craft sales and workshops, entertainment, festive dining and lantern tours, visits to “Whoville”, Ultimate Santa Race, Victorian teas, children’s Christmas Tea with Storytime, closing night parade and more! There’s something for everyone this holiday season so get your “Hands On History” while getting into the holiday spirit at Sherbrooke Village! 

Rural Spark

Interview with Sherbrooke Village Executive Director Stephen Flemming. Renewal of the small town museum – Listen to the podcast here.


Sherbrooke Village is host to a wide variety art & culture offerings this season.

Sherbrooke Village is host to a wide variety of art & culture offerings this season.

The Cooperative Art Gallery at the "Cook House" will be open for viewings and sales during Old Fashioned Christmas. You will find for sale original oils, watercolours, acrylics, and sculpture, as well as prints and cards.

Be social

Toll Free Number 1-888-743-7845

Ambrotype Photography

Ambrotype is a unique form of photography that is practiced in Sherbrooke Village. Through the process of Ambrotype, pictures are taken on a plate of glass. Visitors who would like a lasting memory of Sherbrooke Village can dress in period costume and have their picture taken with a camera that dates back to 1905.

Hands on History

Hours & Admission

 Full Schedule of Activities
June 8 to October 14
Open Daily 9:30 am to 5:00 pm

Guided Tours
May 18 to June 7
Tours at 10 am, 12 pm & 2 pm
Prearrange Guided Tours for groups by calling 1-888-743-7845

Regular Admission Rates

Adults $15.95
Child $4.95
Family (2 adults & their children under 16 yrs old) $34.95
Senior $10.95
Adult season pass $24.95
Family season pass $49.95
Group rate $12.00

(Note-All prices subject to HST)


Dogs on leashes are welcome on site.

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Unlimited Visits

Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with an Annual Pass.