Located only a few minutes from the Hopewell Rocks is our historic 1845 capital. We feature 23 themed galleries inside 8 original Shiretown buildings located along the Bay of Fundy coastline.
Come Explore an industrious place of Ship Builders, Mining Moguls, Lumber Barons, Apple Kings, a Prime Minister, a Victoria Cross Winner and a Pirate! New for 2019 - Acadians of Albert County exhibit!
The Museum is nestled on the on the hill overlooking Shepody Bay near the Bay of Fundy. The original buildings of the shiretown of Hopewell Cape contain more than just artefacts, it contains the lives, stories, the joys and heartaches, of a people who called this place home since the late 1800’s.
All the buildings at the museum: the beautiful Courthouse, the Gaol (jail), the Community Hall, the Records Office, the Tax Office, and the Library were all part of a once vibrant Shiretown and are in their original location, lovingly restored.
On Hwy 114 between Moncton and the Fundy National Park! Follow the signs!
3940 Route 114
Hopewell Cape, NB
Daily 9:30am – 5:30pm
May 18th to the
Special Group Tours on request
Come Explore an industrious place of Ship Builders, Mining Moguls, Lumber Barons, Apple Kings, a Prime Minister, a Victoria Cross Winner and even a Pirate.
The ebb and flow of the tides is felt here, like no other place on the earth. Come experience them for yourself.
A Truly Great Canadian.
Canada's 11th Prime Minster, Richard Bedford Bennett, Was born and raised just down the road. He lead this country during the dark days of the Great Depression and his SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS are highlighted at the museum.
Although much maligned during and after his term of office, his many accomplishments, unmatched philanthropy and the Canadian Institutions founded by him, including the CBC and the Bank of Canada, speak louder than words alone.