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:
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: