La Pirogue Museum
Région touristique : Cabot Trail
La Pirogue Museum has a collection of over 2,500 artifacts depicting the Fisheries Industry of rural Cape Breton. The Robins Dynasty along with the co-operative movement is demonstrated in a way which visitors will learn how a small vibrant Acadian community has survived including the fishing industry over the last two centuries.
An old Acadian homestead along with the gallery of the sea will entice visitors to prolong their visit to our Museum. It is one of the only Museums to demonstrate the art of rag rugs using ancient methods.
Renseignements sur les collections
Robins Diaries and Books: 1804 to 1954
Co-op Fish Books: 1940 to 1995
La Pirogue has collected over 4,000 loval artifacts depicting the Fishing Industry along with our rich Acadian Culture.
The old Acadian homestead is all original artifacts dating back to the early 18th century.
Nombre approximatif d'objets ou de spécimens dans la collection : over 4,000
Prints and Drawings •
Films and Videos •
Média : Painting • Photography
Local Acadian History collection
Clocks or Time-Keeping Devices
Costumes and Accessories
Furniture or Furnishings
Household Objects or Domestic Technology
Maps, Charts, Plans or Blueprints
Marine History and Technology
Religious or Liturgical Objects
Our information Centre is filled with helpful information that will entertain any question a visitor may have. We also have telescopes on our main deck in which a visitor may explore our oceans. We also have a free sitting area on our Boardwalk behind the Museum, where a visitor may relax and enjoy the sunset and maybe read a book. We also have a small picnic area, free of charge for visitors and locals alike.
Services de recherche
We do offer research services concerning the Robins Company. This section will keep growing as we progress. We have just completed our first year of operations.
Archival Records •
Conservation or Restoration •
Genealogical Research •
Information Centre •
Slide Library •
Conference or Symposium
All school classes French or English or invited year round to come and spend the day with us to explore a world unknown to many of our Canadian students.
Classes or Workshops
Autre : We are one of few Museums in Canada to be considered a Renewable energy conceptual building. We do offer classes that will explain why we have solar walls, solar panels, solar windows, a geo-thermal heat pump, and why we heat and cool our building with water.
Information aux Visiteurs
Free picnic area
free sitting area
Conference room for Tour operators
2 fully equipped washroom facilities
Films and Videos
Information Centre or Desk
Meeting Room Rental
Nature Trails, Walks or Gardens
Special Needs Facilities
: Wheelchair access
Children's Activities or Services
: Nursing area or Change Table
Autres visites guidées : Any group with reservations may receive a guided tour of our community with a professional guide
Services de bénévoles
Volunteer Services Available
Services de restauration
Picnic Area •
Liens touristiques locaux
Publications et produits
Annual Reports •
Museum Guide •
T-Shirts or Sweatshirts or Caps •
Commemorative Souvenirs •
Images en vedette
The rugs are made at the Museum and are made from old clothes donated by locals and visitors. Each rug is designed by the staff and each one is unique. Courses are offered year round.
© Cheticamp Development Commission
This picture demonstrates the art of rag rug hooking. These two lovely ladies, in a matter of 1 hour, could hook a rug like a pro.
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15359 Cabot Trail Road, P.O. Box 565
Cheticamp, Nova Scotia
Voir la carte
May to October: Demonstration of lobster trap construction and rag rugs.
Ouvert : Daily hours during May to October are from 10am until 9pm. Off season visits may be arranged by contacting the office.
The Building including offices is closed for two weeks during the Christmas Holidays. We also respect Easter weekend and Remembrance Day.
Droits d'entrée :
Seniors and Students: $4.00
Children under 16: $3.00
under 6: Free admission
We also offer a 10% discount to all CAA, AAA members
We also have a special admission for Buses and tour groups. The admission is only $2 per person.
We also have competitive family rates depending on the size of your family.