Below is a list of frequently asked questions. If anything you’re looking for isn’t here, try contacting us.

Where are you located?

Our museum is located at 2463 Rocky Lake Drive in Waverley, Nova Scotia in the former St. John the Baptist Anglican Church.

When is the museum open?

The museum is open 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday in July and August. The museum is open by appointment the rest of the year.

If you are interested in conducting research or working on a genealogical project with the aid of our archival material during the winter please contact us by email at waverleymuseum@gmail.com for an appointment.

How can I get involved with the museum?

The Waverley Heritage Museum is always happy to have new volunteers! Becoming a member of the Waverley Heritage Society will allow you to work as part of a team in different aspects of working in and with a museum. Whether you have a passion for local history or love organizing fundraising events the Heritage Society has something for you! Volunteer roles are very flexible and encourage you to set your own goals. Time commitment is a person choice and we welcome any contribution!

Areas in which you may choose to work are:

  • Collections Committee
  • Historic Collections Maintenance
  • Community Relations
  • Museum Event Planning
  • Fundraising
  • Social Media Coordination
  • Museum Guide
  • Database Maintenance
  • Repairs and Building Maintenance
  • Leadership and Administration

For more information please contact us by email at waverleymuseum@gmail.com or by phone during museum hours at 902-861-1436

Can I attend a meeting of Waverley Heritage Society?

Yes! In fact, we warmly invite you to attend one of our meetings! The Heritage Society meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7 pm in the Waverley Museum.

I have an item that suits your museum, how do I go about donating it?

If the item would be of benefit to preserving Waverley’s history, by all means bring it by the museum. Please allow yourself some time to give us as much information about the item as you are able. If the museum is closed contact Joanne Stevenson at waverleymuseum@gmail.com.

Due to space limitations there is a process by which items will be accessed based on: their relevance to the museum collection, our ability to properly preserve and maintain the object, suitability for the narrative of Waverley, and storage and safety concerns. If it is of benefit to the history of the community we would gladly accept it, either on loan or gift agreement, along with the stories that accompany it.