Museums and Galleries
Amos Pewter Ecomuseum
Amos Pewter designs and handcrafts pewter gifts and keepsakes in an open studio located at 589 Main Street in Mahone Bay. Established in 1974 in a vacant boat building shop, today designers and craftspeople spotlight skills and techniques in what is now known as the Amos workshop. Watch as craftspeople pour molten pewter into casts for jewelry and ornaments, or spin pewter disks on a lathe into vases and candle sticks.
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
The museum is located along the waterfront of the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg. From here you can explore what life at sea is all about. Learn about everything from rum running to whales. Enjoy the magnificent aquarium, bluenose memorabilia and wharf-side vessels. Take a boat ride or make your way to the Ice House Theater featuring films throughout the day. Then complete your visit with a stop at the Salt Store Gift Shop or a meal at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant. There’s something for the whole family.
Nova Scotia’s Lighthouses / Peggy’s Cove
Nova Scotia has the largest number of lighthouses in Canada, many of which are situated close to Atlantica Hotel Oak Island. The most accessible of which is the renowned, Peggy’s Cove lighthouse. Built in 1915, this octagonal tower marks the eastern entrance to St. Margaret’s Bay. The ground floor of the tower is a post office, from which you can mail yourself postcards in the summer.
Lighthouses of Nova Scotia
Ross Farms Museum
Learn about what life was like on a Nova Scotia farm between 100 and 175 years ago. Located in nearby New Ross, Ross Farm is typical of many small farms that existed throughout Nova Scotia when the province was still being settled.