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Waverley Heritage Museum

Waverley Heritage Museum

Waverley Heritage Museum


The Waverley Heritage Museum is located in the former St. John’s Anglican Church on 2463 Rocky Lake Dr. Waverley, Nova Scotia. The Waverley Heritage Society, which operates the museum, is a not-for-profit organization. The Society was founded in 1979 and is dedicated to the preservation of the area’s past.

Waverley shouted “GOLD” in 1861 and was soon proclaimed a “Gold District” by the Nova Scotia Government. Between 1861 and 1940, about 73 000 oz of gold were mined in Waverley, over 6% of the total gold mined in Nova Scotia at that time. The Village of Waverley was incorporated in 1986 with a population of 1600 people.

The Waverley Heritage Museum offers school programming, research appointments and general tours. Here’s an idea of what you can expect to explore at the museum:

  • Gold Mining and the Acadia Power Mill
  • Our blacksmith tool display
  • An expanding collection of church, gold mining, community and school photographs
  • Archives of directories, census records and area maps
  • Our very own Stamp Mill replica

Photo Reproduction Service

To help sustain the operation of the museum we sell copies of selected photos. Images may be reproduced for a fee. Note: Only images that are in the public domain or that the museum owns the rights to can be reproduced.

If you wish to obtain a copy of a photograph or written material, please fill out theREPRODUCTION ORDER FORM.

For more information during the summer months please call (902) 861–1436.  During the Winter months 902-499-5190

To learn more about the history of Waverley click on the following links: