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.


Upcoming Events


Pickling Party Workshop

Interested in learning about canning and fermenting techniques? Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a free, hands-on pickling and fermenting workshop from 10am-12pm on November 17th. Registration required. Please register by emailing Emma at hello@coleharbourfarmmuseum.ca or 902-434-0222. Limited spots available. Read More →


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 →

The Farm is now closed for the 2018 Season

Another season has come and gone, and we are ready to buckle down and begin planning for next season! Most of the animals have returned home, to their farms. The sheep, however, continue to roam the pastures (though not for much longer – the temperature is dropping quickly!), and the farm will remain home to our chickens and ducks. Although the museum is closed for the season, we do hold several events throughout the Winter. If you would like to stay in the loop of upcoming news and events, sign up for our newsletter. You will find a newsletter signup near the bottom of this page. Read More →

Invitation to speak at The Documentary Heritage Communities Program in Ottawa

We are excited to announce that the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society and Museum has been selected as one of four panelists to speak at The Documentary Heritage Communities Program in Ottawa. Collections Manager, Heather Adams, will represent the museum, presenting on the Rosemary Eaton digitization project. This seminar will also be webcast, and can be accessed here. 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 →