Acadian Museum of P.E.I.
As part of the 200th anniversary of Miscouche in 2017, the Acadian Museum presents the exhibition Miscouche of Bygone Days which displays numerous vintage photos and artifacts illustrating the rich history as well as the social and cultural life of the villages of Miscouche and St. Nicholas. Also on view are the permanent exhibition and video The Island Acadians: The Story of a People—telling the story of the Acadians of PEI since 1720. Daily 9:30 am-5 pm. Miscouche, Rte 2. 902-432-2880
Beaconsfield Historic House
Built in 1877, Beaconsfield was considered one of Charlottetown’s finest homes. With 8 fireplaces, imported chandeliers and encaustic tiling, it was equipped with all the modern conveniences of the time. Beaconsfield is as a fine example of Victorian architecture with many original features intact and a fascinating story to tell. It is open year-round for tours, hosts events in its Carriage House and has a small giftshop/bookstore on site. July and August daily 10 am–4:30 pm. Last tour at 4:15 pm. 2 Kent St, Charlottetown. 902-368-6603
Basin Head Fisheries Museum
Live at Basin Head Fisheries Museum and gift shop Fridays in July and August offers free admission to the Museum all day each Friday with activities starting at 2 pm, including music, food tasting, demonstrations, art with artists, book readings/signings, and children’s activities—a different combo each week. Basin Head. 902-357-7233
Bedeque Area Museum
The Museum’s new exhibition to mark the centenary of the start of a rail ferry service from Borden to Cape Tormentine in 1917 is now open. The display tells the story of the Northumberland Strait crossing at Cape Traverse and Borden, from the early iceboats in 1827 to the closure of the service in 1997 with the opening of the Confederation Bridge. It features objects and memorabilia from private collections (including past workers) and from the P.E.I. Museum and Heritage Foundation. Tuesday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, Sunday 1–5 pm. William Callbeck Centre, Central Bedeque.
Lefurgey Cultural Centre
An exhibit of works by 20 artists celebrates the 150 anniversary of the Wyatt and Lefurgey properties. On view Monday–Saturday 10 am–5 pm to end of August, and then Monday–Friday to September 29. 205 Prince St, Summerside.
Bishop Machine Shop
Visit the 20th century belt-driven Bishop Machine Shop and embrace the smells and sights of a small business once a key player in the industrial life of Summerside. The guided tour explores the journey of several generations of the Bishop family they move from blacksmithing to machine work. Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm, to September 2. 101 Water St East, Summerside.
PEI Regiment Museum
On display is PEI’s Footsteps in the Great War, a history of the Regiment and PEI during WWI. Monday–Friday 9 am–4 pm, Thur 7–9 pm. 3 Haviland St, Charlottetown.
Wyatt Historic House Museum
International Fox Museum
Islanders were the first in the world race to succeed in raising and breeding foxes in captivity, a new industry filled with high stakes and high fashion. During the heyday it created incredible wealth and opportunity for the colourful characters in the game. The tour is guided and interactive. Until September 2, Monday–Saturday, 10 am–5 pm or by appt. 33 Summer St, Summerside. 902-432-1332
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Museum Sites
PEI Museum and Heritage Foundation Museum maintains seven sites across PEI which are open to the public. They are Green Park Shipbuilding Museum & Yeo House, Acadian Museum, Eptek Art & Culture Centre, Beaconsfield Historic House, Orwell Corner Historic Village, Basin Head Fisheries Museum and Elmira Railway Museum. www.peimuseum.com
Community Museums Association of PEI
The Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island contributes to the enhancement, promotion and protection of Prince Edward Island’s heritage.
Passport to PEI
The Community Museums Association of Prince Edward Island is pleased to announce the re-launch of the Passport to Prince Edward Island Heritage. The last time this circulated was in 2003. The Passport is a joint project of the Community Museums Association and the PEI Museum & Heritage Foundation to celebrate and commemorate Canada’s 150th. Funding for the project was provided in part by the PEI Dept of Education, Early Learning & Culture.
The purpose of the passport is to: provide visitors and residents with an orientation and guide to the museums and heritage sites on PEI; increase the incentive to visit a great number of museums/heritage sites; act as a souvenir to visitors; increase the public’s awareness of our island Heritage; and promote tourism by encouraging visitors to stay longer and visit more often. The Passport to Prince Edward Island Heritage includes digital images, maps, GPS coordinates, admission fees, hours of operation, and general information about the museum/historical site.
Passports are available for a $1 donation. The Passports will be using a stamp system. Passports will be stamped at each museum visited, just like a real passport. Each museum has a special stamp. The Passports will be available at all of the participating Community Museum Association of Prince Edward Island 30+ member sites. For more information please visit www.museumspei.ca.
Prince County member museums are: Acadian Museum, Alberton Museum, Alberton Heritage Centre, Basket Weavers, Bedeque and Area Historical Museum, Bideford Parsonage Museum, Canadian Potato Museum, Eptek Art and Culture Centre, Green Park Shipbuilding Museum, International Fox Museum, Keir Memorial Museum, Kensignton Memorial Military Museum, Lennox Island Mi’kmaq Cultural Centre, L.M. Montgomery Lower Bedeque Schoolhouse, PEI Shellfish Museum, Tignish Museum, Tryon Museum, West Point Lighthouse, and Wyatt Heritage Properties.
Queens County museums are: Beaconsfield Historic House, Belfast Historical Society’s Church of Scotland, Confederation Centre Art Gallery & Museum, Doucet House, Farmers' Bank of Rustico, Lucy Maud Montgomery Birthplace, Orwell Corner Historic Village, Point Prim Lighthouse, Prince Edward Island Regiment Museum, School Street House, Sir Andrew Macphail Homestead, and Wood Islands Lighthouse.
Kings County museums are: Basin Head Fisheries Museum, Cape Bear Lighthouse, Cardigan River Heritage Centre, East Point Lighthouse, Elmira Railway Museum, Garden of the Gulf Museum, Panmure Island Lighthouse, and Roma at Three Rivers.