West Hants Historical Society Museum

Our Museum

The West Hants Historical Society collects and preserves artifacts and historical information related to Hants County, Nova Scotia. We display the cultural history of one of Nova Scotia’s oldest communities; household, industrial and shipping technologies of a bygone era. We also hold an extensive library and archives of Nova Scotia and Hants County, as well as providing genealogies of many local families.

In early 1991 the old Methodist church on King Street in Windsor was acquired by the WHHS. The society now owns over 1,000 artifacts (read more about our society on our About Us page).


Our exhibitions change typically throughout the year, and this page may not reflect what you will see on a visit today. However, this is a list of some of our popular exhibitions in past years:
  • Land of the Acadians
  • A Mi’kmaq Tradition
  • The Great Fire (Windsor, 1897)
  • A Cut Above the Rest
  • A Fort on the Hill
  • Let’s Set Sail
  • Game On!
  • Let There Be Music
  • A Country Kitchen
  • A Stitch in Time
  • Come Party in our Parlor
  • Children at Play
  • School Daze
  • Court is in Session
  • Farmers: Outstanding in Their Field
  • The Doctor Will See You
  • Mystery Items
  • A Fighting Past
  • World War One in Windsor
Interior historical museum photo with flags and display cases
Interior view of WHHS Museum, summer 2022.

Educational Programming

The WHHS encourages local schools, day camps and other organizations to visit the museum. Our program includes a guided tour as well as special activities. The museum is available for these tours from June through to August. If you would like to plan a visit, please feel free to contact us!

Books & Publications

The WHHS provides a series of coil-bound publications of local histories and research compilations, as well as paperback titles by local authors or about subjects relevant to our area. Please browse through our online shop. Orders can be placed online, with copies picked up in person at our Museum.

Fees and Facilities

Our Museum charges no entrance fee, but we gratefully accept donations at the door.

  • Entrance Fee by Donation
  • Parking Available (Limited)
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Bus Tours Welcome (please call in advance to arrange)
  • Educational tours available (please call in advance to arrange)
  • Closed during winter months.
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