To book your event please call 902-424-6452
Rooms are available Monday to Sunday 8am – 10:30pm
Rules and Regulations
Museum staff are not available for set-up, but will assist if additional furniture/equipment is needed. All rooms must be left in good order when vacated.
Museum staff are not responsible for catering/refreshment arrangements and lost or missing catering items/equipment. The organization renting the space is responsible for informing front desk/museum contact if they are expecting catering, and provide a contact number. Groups must ensure caterers pick up their equipment after the meeting.
Liquor cannot be served during open public hours, but is allowed when the museum is closed. Prior permission of the Museum and a Special Occasion Liquor License is required (Class 1), (Class II if selling liquor). License applications can be picked up at any Nova Scotia Liquor Commission. Provincial Laws require that the Liquor License be posted in plain view.
Smoking is not permitted in the Museum or near entrances
The Museum is a scent-free environment
Entering the Building
When the Museum is open to the public, please use the main entrance. If Museum is closed, use the side entrance just off the visitor parking lot (South Side).
Public Hours of Operation
(November 1 to May 1)
Tuesday to Sunday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday evenings open until 8pm
(May 2 to October 31)
Monday to Sunday: 9am-5pm
Wednesday evenings open until 8pm
Parking (Pay and Display)
Parking is available in the visitor parking lot located on the South Side of the Building. The Pay and Display machine takes credit cards and coin at the rate of $1.50/hour. Lot is monitored 7 days a week/24hrs a day.
The Museum will not assume liability for personal injury, loss, theft, or damage to equipment resulting from actions of any person or group renting museum facilities.
Gallery/Special Event Rental Regulations and Considerations
The Gallery and Foyer are generally only available when the museum is closed to the public. There are times when the Gallery and Foyer are not available due to exhibit installation and removal.
Set-up/decorating may be permitted while the Museum is open to the public based on the following considerations:
- Museum visitors are able to move thoroughly and freely through the exhibit areas;
- Exhibits are not blocked or hidden by equipment, tables, etc;
- Alcohol is not permitted in public view during regular Museum hours;
- Catering may not be set up before Museum closure.
The Museum can supply:
- Tables and chairs (limited number available;
- Special programs and Museum tours (prior arrangement required, priced individually);
- One security guard on duty during event (additional staff available to assist at an additional cost).
Renting organizations are responsible to set-up the room in the configuration they require for their meeting/event. Please advise the Museum if you need a specific number of tables and chairs, we want to ensure that we can accommodate your needs or inform you if additional equipment is required at your cost.
The Museum is a SOCAN member but the renter is responsible for all SOCAN tariffs.
Cancellation must be received 48 hours prior to booking date.
A cancellation fee may be charged to the renter, cancellations due to inclement weather are exempt.
Equipment Rental Information / Fees
The use of the following equipment is available for facility rentals without additional charges:
- Internet Connection
- Microphone (Fixed to podium in Auditorium & wireless mic)
- TV/VCR (all rooms)
- Video Projector (Auditorium only)
- Blu-Ray/DVD player (Auditorium only)
- Flip chart