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.

ADMISSION IS BY DONATION.

Upcoming Events

Oct.26

Ghostly Gala

  The Storytellers Circle of Halifax presents the Ghostly Gala at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. Prepare for a truly spooky experience as the professional storytellers recite ghostly tales from around the very city we live. By the end of the evening you’ll not leave without the spirit of Halloween! There will be 3 stations which you’ll move between, each with its own story to tell: The Ghostly Giles House The Spooky Settle Barn The Olde Loft Costumes encouraged! If the weather is cooperative there will be a bonfire in the yard for visitors to gather around before the storytelling kicks off. Tickets also include a hot drink and cookie during the event, which can be enjoyed sitting around the bonfire. Please arrive 15 minutes before the event begins. Not recommended for anyone under the age … Read More →

Nov.25

Christmas Craft and Bake Sale

On November 25th from 11am to 3pm, The Harris and Giles House will be filled with holiday gifts and crafts. The Farm Museum’s bake table will feature scrumptious treats from CHRHS members as well as the farm kitchen. All crafts are locally handmade by the vendor. Scones, fresh from the oven, available all day! Free Admission, hot spiced cider available. All vendor tables are currently occupied. Thank you for your interest! For more information, contact: hello@coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca Read More →

Exhibits Preparator (Student Position)

We have an exciting new seasonal position available through the Young Canada Works program, beginning as soon as possible. The Exhibits Preparator must be enrolled in a full-time program, and will help to assist in the development and assessment of exhibitions at the farm. See our job opportunities page for more details on this position. Applications may be sent to the following e-mail: director@coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca Read More →

Fibre Frolic!

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum is pleased to partner with Sisterhood Fibres to deliver the first annual Cole Harbour Fibre Frolic. Admission is free to this family-friendly event. Demonstrations and vendors will be on-site from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Demonstrations will include spinning, weaving, felting and knitting! Vendors will showcase fibre arts, fibre animals and other small farming ventures with a focus on fibre products. If you are interested in participating, please contact the farm. Admission is as always, by donation. Read more about this event here. Read More →

Feed the Farm, Enrich the Community

“Feed the Farm” is back; our annual crowdsourcing campaign to help us to maintain our farm animal program.  Now in its 4th year, this campaign goes a long way toward covering our animal program costs; feed, transport, bedding, housing and other essential care.  The Farm believes in the value of keeping farm animals in the public eye; for education, interpretation and enjoyment. We also believe in the importance of spreading awareness of these animals’ natural behaviours and personalities.  This is made possible be ensuring access to adequate space and fresh air, play and stimulation, comfortable quarters, optimum nutrition and the company of their own kind. Funds raised through this program enable us to continue to build this awareness.  All proceeds directly support our animal program and invest in its betterment.  Click here to visit our  Read More →

Wednesday Evening Pop Up Farmers Market

Our pop-up farmers market returns for the 2018 season, beginning Wednesday, May 30.  Market hours are 3 to 6pm each Wednesday.  Market vendors will include Shani’s Farm of Windsor, Skeldale Farm of West Lawrenctown, and Snails Pace Gardens of Musquodoboit, plus the Farm Museum’s own table with seasonal produce and tearoom baking.  The Farm Museum will also be open late and the Rose and Kettle Tearoom will be offering a Wednesday evening dinner special. Read More →

Summer Student Employment Opportunities

We’re Hiring! The Farm Museum is fortunate to once again offer a variety of exciting summer work placement opportunities for full time students.  In partnership with Canadian Heritage (through the Young Canada Works in Heritage Program), Employment and Social Development Canada (through the Canada Summer Jobs Program) and the  Nova Scotia Department of Labour and Advanced Education, our work experiences support the fields of museum studies, horticulture and environment, education and programing, tourism, and recreation. For a full list of opportunities: Summer Employment Opportunities Read More →