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. The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm seeks 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. 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!

We are now OPEN for the 2021 season! Our hours are:

Wednesday to Sunday: 10am to 4pm
Monday & Tuesday: CLOSED

Our Pop-Up Market is back!

Beginning June 16 and running each Wednesday (weather permitting) from 1 to 3 pm, vendors from Dartmouth, West Lawrencetown, Preston, and Middle Musquodoboit join us in the farmyard for a Pop-Up Market. Available goods include seasonal produce, hydroponic greens, home baking, and jams and preserves. Additional guest vendors on occasion.

Vendors include: Skeldale Farm; Snails Pace Gardens; At My Home Bakery; Mary Ann LaPierre

2020 Student-Created Promotional Video – 2020 may have meant reduced operations for the Farm Museum but it definitely did not hamper the enthusiasm and inspiration of staff. In fact, an incredible team of young people, our 2020 summer students, took it upon themselves to create this touching promotional video for the site. Thank you to actors Makayla, Andrea, Krystalli and Conor and to video creator, writer and editor, Hermione.

Upcoming Events


Farm Camp 2021

**ALL SPACES FILLED** Farm Camp Program, $175 9AM-4PM Monday, July 26 – Friday, July 30, 2021 9AM-4PM Monday, August 9 – Friday, August 13, 2021   Join us for our Farm Camp Program! We will spend every day outdoors (9-4pm), exploring the farmland, wetland, and forest at The Cole Harbour Heritage Farm Museum. Children will have the chance to participate in hands-on activities, arts and crafts, games, and even help out with animal care! Children ages 6-12 are welcome (Must be finished kindergarten). Camp runs from 9am to 4pm daily. Early drop-off and late pick-up will be offered for an extra fee due upon first day of camp. Come dressed for activities (rain or shine). Bring a hat and sunscreen! Bring your own snacks (morning and afternoon), lunch, and a … Read More →

Online Shop Survey

We are looking for your feedback! The online shop will be closing down for the Summer at the end of the month (final pick-up day will be April 30th). In the meantime, we are looking for your feedback so that we may better serve you, our community. Survey found here. Thank you! Read More →

End of Year Update

Winding Down a Tumultuous 2020 Read More →

Online Shop Now Live!

We now have an online shop so that you may enjoy our kitchen treats year round! Scones, biscuits, cinnamon rolls, and soups are now available for purchase, as well as a selection of our local gift shop items. Place your order by Thursday at noon and pick-up on Friday, between 12-4pm at the main door of Harris House (Rose and Kettle Tearoom). See our shop page by clicking the drop down menu on the top right corner of our homepage. Read More →

Closed for Hurricane Teddy

We have decided to close the museum and grounds tomorrow, Wednesday, September 23 due to the impending storm. Our Pop-up market will be cancelled as well. Stay safe! Read More →

Wooly and Feathered Actors on New TV series, Chapelwaite!

We’re very excited to announce that our wooly and feathered friends will be ‘actors’ in several episodes of Chapelwaite, a new television show based on Stephen King’s work! The Farm, along with several other sites in the community, are being used as sets for the film. It has been a very exciting time this past week! Read More →