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!

General visitation begins May 15, 2024! Visit us on Facebook or join our newsletter at the "Get Involved" link above for all of the latest news. We hope to see you soon.

Take a virtual tour of the Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum! This video was filmed & produced by Adam Arkens Films, and made possible by Tourism NS’s Digital NS Program.

Upcoming Events

Jun.21

Introduction to Blacksmithing Workshop (June 2024)

Join us on Friday, June 21st, from 9am to 4pm, 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 … Read More →