West Hants Historical Society Museum

Months of Operation

June 2 - September 3

Hours Of Operation

Tue–Sat 9:00am-5:00pm

Off season: Wed 10:00am-3:00pm


281 King Street, Windsor, Bay of Fundy & Annapolis Valley


T: 902-798-4706

E: whhs@ns.aliantzinc.ca


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.

In the summer months (mid June to September) we are open to the public Tuesday-Saturday 9-5. For the rest of the year we are open Wednesday's 10-3 or by appointment. However we do close between mid-December until March. 

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.

The Society offers a genealogy research room. Our library contains a large variety of resources including family histories, local newspapers, graveyard headstone inscriptions, school registrars, community histories... maps, photographs, etc.

Our genealogy room's location and hours of operation are exactly the same as our museum. Operating seasonally and closed during the winter.

Researching your family tree? Curious about some of the characters and sites that make Windsor famous?

Please note that research fees are one of our fundraising methods to keep up with maintenance costs on our building.

There is a charge of $4 per day for non-members (free for members) who come to the Society for a day of research. Research fees:

$20.00 for the first two hours

$20.00 per hour afterwards

For research requests sent to the Society, there is an initial 15-minute FREE search to see if we have any references pertaining to the surname in question.

*Applicable photocopying charges will also be charged.

Anyone interested in any part of our collection, or those who have a specific research question, are encouraged to email us or contact us through our Facebook page.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Wheelchair accessible
Internet access

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission free, donations appreciated.