Main Museum

The Northumberland Fisheries Museum prides itself on preserving the rich sea heritage and culture along the Northumberland Strait. This local attraction pays tribute to the life and times of all those involved, past and present, in the fishing industry in the region. Located on the Pictou Waterfront there are many interesting exhibits and programs to enjoy.

Museum Features

Exhibits on many facets of the fishing industry including cannery workers, ship wrecks, ship building, and more.
The famed 28’ open fishing racing boat “Silver Bullet”, along with a number of trophies
Over 1600 Artifacts… from an 1890’s spar and boom of a fishing sailing boat (sloop), a schooner Captain’s map of 1852
Look into a “bunkhouse” display to see where fishermen lived during fishing season
Library & Research viewing room
Visit our Gift shop to find a Unique Treasure to remember your experience

Interactive Displays fun for Kids and Adults alike

  • Our Touch Tank includes Lobsters, Shellfish, Seaweed and more...
  • Interactive Lobster Trap
  • Interactive Presentations