The Wesley Gosse Memorial Heritage Museum

The Wesley Gosse Memorial Heritage Museum

The town of Spaniard’s Bay is rich in heritage, culture and tradition and possesses many interesting and intriguing features for visitors of all ages to experience, discover and enjoy.

The Wesley Gosse Memorial Heritage Museum (formerly theMethodist Church) was constructed in1894, is a fine example of early Gothic architecture and has original stained glass windows and woodwork. It currently houses over 1500 artifacts representative of community daily life, work and worship from early settlement to Confederation. Here you will see displays of vintage toys, carpentry tools, dishes, furniture, fishing gear, funeral hearses, model ships, sewing machines, spinning wheels and other items that take you back to days gone by.

During our summer season we host a variety of social events such as afternoon teas, heritage walks, collective memory mug- ups and Sunday by the Sea concerts featuring local musicians. Several heritage sites are within walking distance: The Old Forge and Hearse House, No Surrender Orange Lodge, Holy Redeemer Anglican Church (127years old), Maul Tree Cemetery and Lookout and our famous “LASSY WALL”.

Anyone interested in pursuing their ancestral roots can browse through our large collection of family trees, photographs and scrapbooks and you can enjoy an informative tour with one of our knowledgeable student Interpreters.

We take pride in showing off our town and its historic significance and we welcome all visitors with enthusiasm and hospitality. Sharing information, providing experiences and learning about our past is important to us and we look forward to another great tourism season in 2019. So come see what we have to offer. You will be amazed!

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