Welcome to the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum

The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm is a community museum dedicated to preserving and interpreting Cole Harbour's agricultural past, and developing understanding of plants, animals and farming today. It is owned and operated by the Cole Harbour Rural Heritage Society, a registered charity, whose mission is to actively involve the public in awareness and protection of our natural and cultural resources and foster appreciation and respect for community - past, present, and future. The Farm 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 and Tearoom are now OPEN for the season! Hours of operation are Wednesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm for the museum, and 11am to 3pm for the tearoom. Our season runs from May15th to October 15th. We look forward to welcoming you!

This digital guided tour of our museum was produced by Adam Arkens Films and Rascal Media, and was made possible by Tourism Nova Scotia’s Digital NS Program!

Upcoming Events


Farm Fest

Farm Fest 2023!
Taking place Saturday, September 30th from 11:00am-3:00pm.
Rain Date: Saturday, October 7th
Join us at the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum for a FREE fun-filled day of fall celebrations! Read More →


Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop! (October)

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). 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 museum). Please ensure you’… Read More →