The Antigonish Heritage Museum was opened to the public in June of 1991.  It became a reality through the efforts of the Heritage Association of Antigonish and its dedicated volunteers.


For several years in the 1980's the Association operated out of rooms made available to it by the Municipality County of Antigonish.  At the West Street location the process of collecting artifacts, books, and archival materials began.  Visitors were welcomed and research carried out.  The organization grew.

With the end of passenger rail service on the local line, the railway station building became available.  It was purchased by the Town of Antigonish and offered to the Heritage Association of Antigonish for use as a museum.

The museum operates year round and receives major funding through the Nova Scotia Museum Assistance Program, Antigonish Town Council and Municipality County of Antigonish.  Its mission is directed by a Board comprised of twelve members representing Town, County and members of the Heritage Association of Antigonish.