The Creamery Exhibit details the story of the local and regional importance of the Creamery itself from 1925-1992 and the production
of the famous Tatamagouche Butter, still available today!
The North Shore Archives boasts an extensive collection of maps and documents relating to the North Shore. Research resources include
genealogical records of local families, census records, history books, obituaries and cemetery records, pictures, photographs, maps
and newspapers about local history, people, places and events. Access additional information about any of our exhibits online at one
of our computer research stations. (research fees apply)
The Gift Shop offers and great variety of local crafts and souvenirs, from pottery and preserves to handmade jewelry and clothing.
Something for everyone!
The Heritage Walking Tour offers a guided stroll along the Butter Trail alongside the tidal Waugh River to Patterson's Wharf (constructed
by local men during "The Week The Women Went") and back through the village highlighting historic sites in Tatamagouche (twice daily
- fees apply)
Margaret Fawcett Norrie Heritage Centre
AT CREAMERY SQUARE, Tatamagouche, Nova Scotia
A visit to the North Shore is not complete
without a visit to the award-winning
in Tatamagouche, which
combines several community museums, exhibits, collections and archives all under one roof. Unique to Nova Scotia!
Our facility provides wheelchairs, an elevator to the second floor and ample parking. For information, bus tours or classroom visits
please call 657-3449 to let us know of your arrival.
Heritage Centre Partners & Programs:The exterior of the Creamery is virtually unchanged since its closure in 1992 however inside you
are sure to find something to delight and interest you, with interactive displays, "Boiler Bob", and guides always ready to assist.
The Sunrise Trail Museum concentrates on early settlements of Mi'kmaq, Acadians and J.F.W. Desbarres; 19th century agriculture and
the ago of ship building up to the early 20th century.
The Anna Swan Display tells the life story of our local giantess who weighed 18 lbs at birth and grew to 7' 11" in height. Anna joined
Barnum Circus at 16 and later met and married the "Kentucky Giant" Martin Van Burren Bates. Anna became good friends with Queen Victoria.
The Brule Fossil Collection features one of the most important fossil track way discoveries in the world. Journey back in time 290
million years ago, before the dinosaurs, and see a recreation of the creatures that made the track ways in an ancient Walchia forest
of the Permian Period.
Call to pre-arrange a Classroom Visit to the Heritage Centre
For more information regarding any of the above programs please email: