Musquodoboit Harbour Railway Museum

Nova Scotia

This wonderful little railway museum, loved by train buffs and kids alike, looks a little incongruous in its surroundings: it's hard to believe there was once a passenger service through here. Housed in the 1918 station, the museum has train memorabilia inside and rolling stock outside. There are also some picnic tables on the grounds.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Nova Scotia attractions

1. Fisherman's Life Museum

6.66 MILES

The tiny Fisherman's Life Museum, 35km west of Tangier, paints a convincing picture of the tough lives of the people – particularly the women – who lived…

2. Memory Lane Heritage Village

9.97 MILES

A 20-minute drive from Tangier, this place is an outstanding example of how a community can work together to preserve its history. It recreates a 1940s…

3. Dartmouth Heritage Museum

21.81 MILES

An eclectic collection of local artifacts is displayed at this museum in Evergreen House, the former home of folklorist Helen Creighton, who traversed the…

4. Quaker House

22.18 MILES

Built in 1786 by Quaker whalers from Nantucket who fled the American Revolution, Quaker House is the oldest surviving house in the Halifax area. Admission…

5. HMCS Sackville

22.79 MILES

Commissioned in 1941, HMCS Sackville is the last survivor of the 123 Canadian corvettes tasked with escorting Allied convoys during the perilous Battle of…

6. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

22.84 MILES

Sea dogs will love this briny museum on the waterfront, which houses a huge collection of maritime memorabilia relating to Atlantic Canada's many nautical…