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!

Considering the spread of COVID-19 in Nova Scotia and based on the recommendations of health officials, The Farm Museum, including the property and trails, will remain closed to the public until further notice. All programming will be cancelled during this time. If you wish to contribute to the continued efforts of The Farm Museum, please consider donating online.

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50/50 Raffle Fundraiser!

We have launched our first-ever online 50/50 raffle fundraiser, and now we need your help! The funds raised through this initiative will help us to carry-on throughout this period of uncertainty. To find out more and purchase your tickets, see this link.

Upcoming Events


Fibre Frolic (Postponed until Further Notice)

Please note that Fibre Frolic 2020 has been postponed until further notice. An extra special day on the Farm!  Come and enjoy a celebration of all things wool and fibre.  The day includes sheep shearing demonstrations, a colourful fibre marketplace, lots of hands-on demonstrations, a children’s discovery area and the Frolic Grill.  We will also have the grand opening of the museum’s new wool and fibre exhibit! Admission by donation. Read More →

Farm Re-opening Plans

With the recent announcement from the province of N.S. regarding the re-opening of businesses and organizations, we are busy developing a plan for what that will look like for us. We will be announcing our re-opening plan later this week, so stay tuned for more information. Thank you to all who have supported us these past months, we are so encouraged by your kind words, shares, and donations. We can’t wait to welcome you all to the Farm once again! Psst… Our 50/50 Raffle Fundraiser has reached $10,000! Help us get to $50,000 by purchasing your tickets here: Read More →


With the ongoing challenges presented by Covid-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel our Farm Camp program for the Summer of 2020. We will greatly miss our Farm Camp kids, and hope we will be able to resume this program next season. Thank you to all who have supported this program to date. Read More →

50/50 Online Raffle Fundraiser is now Live!

Our first-ever 50/50 raffle fundraiser is now live! The final day for ticket sales is June 15th. To purchase tickets, see this link. Thank you, friends! Read More →

Rose and Kettle gift certificates now available ONLINE!

Thanks to Snapd, we now have gift certificates to the Rose and Kettle Tearoom (& gift store) available through Snapd Tix. 100% of Tearoom proceeds go back into our heritage buildings, collections, grounds, and programs. We can’t wait to see you again at the Rose and Kettle Tearoom! A special thank you to our friends at Snapd Dartmouth for this supportive initiative! Read More →

Farm Camp Registration

Although we are still hopeful that Farm Camp will go ahead this season, we are postponing registration to June 1, 2020. Thank you for your understanding! Read More →