Frequently Asked Questions

During the off-season (September – May) we are open from 1pm – 5 pm. Throughout the summer months (June – August) we are open from 9am – 5pm.

We offer FREE admission year-round!

The DesBrisay Museum is located at 130 Jubilee Road, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia. For more information go to Plan Your Visit.

To reserve a space at the Woodland Gardens, please contact the Town of Bridgewater’s Recreation Department:

Telephone: (902) 543-2274
Fax: (902) 543-6876

Please visit our Services page to find our Community Room booking form. Due to the current volume of programs and events at the museum, the community room is available during our afterhours. Please provide at least two weeks minimum notice to allow time for organizing staff/volunteer coverage. Booking requests take 3-5 business days to process.

Yes, we have two washrooms that are both gender neutral. One washroom is accessible.

Visit our Events & Programs page for up-to-date information on what’s happening at the museum. Or join or mailing list for updates sent directly to you inbox.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us! Please visit our Support Us page for more information or download our Volunteer Application Form.

Thanks for your interest in being part of the DesBrisay Museum Gift Shop! The Gift Shop is operated by the Friends of the DesBrisay Museum, a non-profit organization that supports our facility.

The shop is consignment-based, with 60% of sales going to the artisan and 40% to the Friends of DesBrisay. All consignee applications go to our Gift Shop Committee for review. For more information, please contact our Gift Shop Volunteer, Christine Bell by e-mail

Thank you for interest in contributing to the museum’s collection. At this time, we are conducting a review of our collection and are not accepting additional items. 

The collection rationalization process is to evaluate our holdings to ensure capacity for care and to enable us to identify missing or underrepresented narratives. These initiatives are to ensure the museum is reflective of our community.

If you have any item that reflects a story that is not a part of our collection, we welcome you to approach a member of staff. Our intention is to ensure that all peoples living in the County of Lunenburg are represented within the museum. The majority of our current collection reflects Lunenburg County’s Settler history. Stories or objects representing the history of our Indigenous and Minority communities are a priority.

Thank you for your interest in partnering with the DesBrisay Museum! Please contact our Engagement Coordinator, Leena Ali, by e-mail or by phone, 902-543-4033, to discuss how we can work together.

Yes! Each year we put out a call for exhibit proposals. For more information, please visit our exhibits page for the application form or contact us.

Please fill out research request form and e-mail it to For more information on research services, visit our research library page.

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