Lahave Islands Marine Museum

Lahave Islands Marine Museum Society

Record #: MDL0170
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2021
Last Full Update: 06 Jan 2021


Located In LaHave Islands
Where To Find Us
100 LaHave Islands Rd
Bell Island, NS B0R 1C0
Areas Served Crescent Beach ; LaHave ; LaHave Islands ; West Dublin


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Phone 902-688-2973 
902-688-2170 (off-season)
Contact Douglas Berrigan, President, LaHave Islands Marine Museum Society; Phone: 902-688-2170; Fax: 902-688-2170; Email:
Alternate Contact Kathy Sullivan, Curator, LaHave Islands Marine Museum; Phone: 902-523-2602; Email:
Mailing Address c/o LaHave Islands Marine Museum Society 
PO Box 69 
LaHave, NS B0R 1C0
Fax 902-688-2170

Description & Services

Information The LaHave Islands Marine Museum is a museum with artifacts and information on the history of the in-shore fisheries and life on the LaHave Islands in Nova Scotia, Canada. Through this website, you can learn about the LaHave Islands and the surrounding area. You can also see photographs of some of the artifacts we have on display at the museum. 
In the past, the LaHave Islands was a small fishing community about 30 kilometers from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. It relied on fishing, both in-shore and off-shore, for its prosperity and it was hard to find someone who wasn't involved in the fishing industry in their day to day lives. 
Today, the fishing industry has died down and most of the homes on the islands are used as cottages by summer vacationers.  
The LaHave Islands Marine Museum seeks to preserve the memories and artifacts of the past and put them on display for all to see and remember. We are open daily from 10 am to 5 pm in the summer from June 1st to September 1. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. The museum can also be opened outside of these times by appointment. 
Hours Open June 1 to September 1 from 10am to 5pm. 
The museum can also be opened outside of these times by appointment.
Meetings Member meetings are normally held on the second Thursday of each month from May to September at 2 pm in the Marine Museum Hall.They are announced on our website and the local newspaper.