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 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 is open seven days a week from May 15 to October 15. Throughout the winter months we are open by appointment for research, resources and enquiries.


Save the date!

Our 14th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 6th at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club. This event provides much of the core funds needed to support the upcoming season of the Farm Museum, to: grow our gardens, care for our farm animals, provide learning opportunities for children, and work experience for youth. Generally, to make the Farm come to life!

It’s a fun evening, including a silent auction, a three-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request), and a live auction of our biggest donation items!

Tickets are $50/person and will be available at the Farm Museum and Eventbrite in the coming weeks!
If you would like to get involved in the Auction Committee, have an idea for corporate sponsorship, or have any questions about the event please send an email or call the Farm Museum at (902-434-0222).

Upcoming Events

Mar.21

March Blacksmithing Workshop (Sold Out)

Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a one day “Introduction to Blacksmithing”. The workshop takes place inside our historic Blacksmith Shop, a working shop developed within one of the site’s original heritage barns. The workshop gets underway at 9am. You’ll start with a brief presentation by the Blacksmith (fresh coffee provided!) on the process of blacksmithing and the role of the Blacksmith in the community. Once you’ve completed the presentation you will head to the forge where, under the instruction and guidance of the Blacksmith, you will create your own project to take home (project has been pre-selected to optimize learning outcomes). This workshop is tailored to adults, 18+ only. There will be a one hour break for lunch; please plan to brown bag it (there are also food services available in very close proximity to the … Read More →

Apr.06

14th Annual Charity Dinner and Auction Fundraiser

Save the date! Our 14th Annual Dinner & Auction Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, April 6th at the Brightwood Golf and Country Club. This event provides much of the core funds needed to support the upcoming season of the Farm Museum, to: grow our gardens, care for our farm animals, provide learning opportunities for children, and work experience for youth. All in all, helping to make the Farm come to life! It’s a fun evening, including a silent auction, a three-course roast turkey dinner (vegetarian options available upon request), and a live auction of our biggest donation items! Tickets are $50/person and are available at the Farm Museum Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm, or can be purchased through Eventbrite at this Read More →

Chocolate Workshop = a Delicious Success!

Some years ago, we hosted a Chocolate Making workshop at the Farm that some of you may remember. Long-time volunteer and honorary member, Marilyn VanEmber, learned to make chocolates many years ago while attending a workshop locally. Marilyn joined us again last weekend, along with her friend, Janet, and lead our Valentine’s Chocolate workshop. It was a tremendous success! Participants left with dozens of hand-made chocolates, from peppermint patties to turtles. What a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. Many thanks to our two volunteers, Marilyn and Janet, and all of the participants that joined us! Read More →

Heritage Day Community Drop-In

Join us on Heritage Day for an opportunity to meet the people behind the Farm Museum. Come with your questions, comments, and suggestions. We’ll be here for 2-4 pm, with light refreshments by the Rose and Kettle Tearoom. We look forward to seeing you! Read More →

Words from our Community

A couple weeks ago, we asked everyone to come up with a word to describe the farm. Did we ever love your responses! Now, we are pleased to present a word cloud made up of your wonderful words. Thanks to all of you for helping to make the farm the special place it is! Read More →

All You Need is Scones! (Sold Out!)

We are bringing back our popular Valentine’s Day Scone kits for your enjoyment! Each kit contains our favourite Rose & Kettle treat; cream tea for two including 4 scones with homemade jam and cream (in handy mason jars), all beautifully packaged in a gift bag and ready to give. Cost is $22/pack. Scone kits will be available for pick-up on Valentine’s Day, February 14, from 3 to 5 p.m. You must pre-order kits by February 12th, and indicate when you will pick-up your order on February 14th. To pre-order your kit, please contact 902-434-0222 or hello@coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca Read More →

Happy Holidays from the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm!

Please note that the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum office will be closed for the holidays from December 22 to January 1st, and will re-open Wednesday, January 2nd. We hope you all enjoy the holidays with your family and friends! Read More →