Welcome To The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour's agricultural past, and to developing an understanding of plants, animals and farming today. It is owned and operated by the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, a registered charity which relies heavily on community support, volunteers and donations. ADMISSION IS BY DONATION so plan to come often and reconnect with your rural roots!

The Farm Museum has now closed for the 2015 season however remains open by appointment for research, resources and enquiries.

Upcoming Events


Annual Christmas Craft & Bake Sale – 2015

Both heritage homes are filled with crafts and Christmas gift ideas, and a generous selection of home-baked treats are for sale at the Farm bake table (with baked goods provided by Society members and the Farm kitchen). Complimentary hot spiced cider and door prizes drawn!

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Giving Tuesday – Cream Tea

Giving Tuesday is an International Movement which promotes giving back to the community through charitable donations. Every year we take part, but this year we decided to add in a bit of fun! Come by the Rose & Kettle Tearoom with your donation and we’ll treat you to a Cream Tea for One (suggested minimum $10 donation) which includes a small pot of tea, one of our infamous scones, cream and homemade jam! There will also be an option to donate online, which we encourage. If you wish to do this, just print off the receipt of donation and bring it in on Tuesday to receive your Cream Tea. All donations must be made on Tuesday, December 1st to be Read More

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“Farmer for a Day” 2015

Farmer for a Day is a school program delivered by the Nova Scotia Department of Agriculture for grade 3 students in the HRM. The Farm Museum will host this 3 day event for the 4th consecutive year in September 2015 , welcoming over 300 students for a very special agricultural experience. Farmer for a Day gives students from elementary schools in Halifax Regional Municipality a chance to explore traditional and modern-day farming through interactive activities and sessions with representatives from the agricultural sector.  

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Seeking Groundskeeper for 10 weeks – Fulltime Student Only

The Farm Museum is seeking a Groundskeeper for a 10 week position. This postion is created through the Canada Summer Jobs Program and as such is open only to full time and returning students. For full details visit Groundskeeper in a Farm Museum      

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Sheep Shearing 2015

Our ewes, Layla and Miriam, will be shorn on May 23rd, 2015 at 2pm.

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NEW: Blacksmith Demonstration

During the 2015 season, every Wednesday our blacksmith shop will be up and running. Our fantastic volunteer Kevin Thomas will be working in the blacksmith shop and visitors are invited to join us at The Farm to watch.

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Feed the Animals Campaign Results

An update on the Help Feed the Animals fundraising campaign: While we unfortunately didn’t reach our goal on our fundraising campaign we did raise nearly $900! This money will go directly to helping feed the animals kept here at The Farm over the summer months. We’d like to extend a huge Thank You to everyone who contributed to this campaign. The next time you come to visit us at The Farm take a look around and remember that all of this is possible because of the support of people like you. We’d also like to thank all those people who shared the campaign with their family and friends. Without your help our campaign would not have reached as far as Read More

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