Charles Macdonald Concrete House Museum

Located in Centreville, Nova Scotia, the Charles Macdonald Concrete House Museum houses and displays the sculptures, paintings, and hooked rugs produced by Charles Macdonald and his wife, Mabel. The house was the residence of the Macdonalds and prior to that was Charles' concrete brick factory which he operated according to his socialist views on labour and democracy.

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Location

Address: 
19 Saxon Street
Centreville, Nova Scotia
B0P 1J0

Telephone: 902-678-3177

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Hours of Operation

Operations: Seasonal

Open: 10am - 6pm

Closed:
September - June, July 1

Administration fees

Admission: Free

About Collections

The Charles Macdonald Concrete House Museum houses the sculptures, paintings, and hooked rugs produced by Charles Macdonald and his wife, Mabel. Charles' art was influenced by his time at sea as a ship's carpenter and, later, by his socialist philosophies on labour and democracy.

Approximate number of objects in the collections: 200

Decorative Arts

The museum is located in the house Charles Macdonald built from concrete. It includes some of the original furniture including the concrete bathtub and fireplace.

Furniture or Furnishings

Fine Arts

The museum holds a collection of paintings and concrete sculpture produced by Charles Macdonald.

Culture:
Canadian

Period:
Contemporary

Media:
Painting • Prints and Drawings • Sculpture

Human History

Furniture or Furnishings • Household Objects or Domestic Technology • Local History

Services & Activities

Visitor Services

Guided Tours : English • Parking Facilities : Free • Washrooms
Other: First floor wheelchair accessible

Volunteer Services

Volunteer Services Available • Volunteer Training Offered

Publications & Products

Reproductions of Charles Macdonald's paintings are available to order.

Postcards • Posters