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Where the Salt of the Earth meets the Salt of the Sea

Northumberland Fisheries Museum has closed for the season **(except for prearranged bus tours). It has been a great season and we want to thank everyone who visited with us this year. The community room will still be available for rental for gatherings, meetings and special events. Contact the office at 902-485-8925 or email at nfm-business@ns.aliantzinc.ca we will be monitoring the phone and emails. 2019 is a big year for the museum it will be our 40th Anniversary! We look forward to seeing you next year!

The Northumberland Fisheries Museum, Lobster Hatchery and Lighthouse Research & Interpretative Centre in Pictou pays tribute to the fisheries industry of the region by preserving the rich sea heritage and culture and to help conserve the vulnerable lobster populations in the Northumberland Strait.

Our Mission

Northumberland Fisheries Museum & Heritage Association is to bring awareness to the public as to heritage and culture of the fishing industry, past and present, by collecting, preserving, and displaying artifacts and educating the youth of the Northumberland Strait and Gulf area.

The Main Museum contains artifacts depicting the heritage and culture of the fishing industry and boatbuilding. A gift shop is also on this site. The Museum also offers children’s programs.

Lobster Hatchery
The Lobster Stock Enhancement Research Facility is an operating lobster hatchery and lab. Our Facility grows baby lobsters from egg through their most vulnerable stage of their life cycle and release them back into the wild. 
Tours are available
Lighthouse Research & Interpretative Centre
The Lighthouse Research & Interpretative Centre is housed in a replica 1905 lighthouse that showcases research material, artifacts, and photographs.

Wharf With Interpretive Panels & Benches
  • Wharf with a walkway accessible around the facility
  • Interpretative panels on the wharf providing information about the fishing industry along the Northumberland Strait.
  • Memorial benches located along the wharf, between the panels, a great spot to sit and enjoy the harbour view