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Record #: MEH0035
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2019
Last Full Update: 05 Mar 2019


Located In East Hants
Where To Find Us
Tinsmith Museum
2854 Main St
Shubenacadie, NS
Canada B0N 2H0
Areas Served Nova Scotia


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Phone 902-758-2013
Contact Betty Stonehouse, Museum Manager; Phone: 902-758-1900 * 902-221-2953
Volunteers Wanted! Betty Stonehouse,, Tinsmith Museum; Phone: 902-758-2013; Email:
Volunteer Opportunity Story Tellers, Tour Hosts

Description & Services

Information Built in 1896 the Tinsmith Museum is a step back into history of the business and residence of Watson Smith. Watson Smith & Son's Tinsmith Shop and Hardware Store Museum is located in Shubenacadie in the Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley region. In the early 1890's the property served as a milk can fabrication facility and hardware store. The museum features a tin shop (c1896), hardware store museum (c 1905 - 1990), as well as a military display in honour of the veterans who served our country. The museum houses a milk can production display; furnished rooms and clothing from 100 years ago; household goods and farm tools. A gift shop with 100% locally made crafts is on site, and parking is available. Bus tours are welcome.
Hours 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Dates May 15 to Sept 30
Accessibility Wheelchair ramp  
Useable entrance  
Lift to second story


Public Bulletin Special events operate only at specific times of the year. Check with the organization for current information about dates of operation!

Special Information

Established 2003
Tags Fundy Connect ; Museum ; Recreation Categories