Northumberland Fisheries Museum
21 Caladh Ave, Pictou
The Northumberland Fisheries Museum in Pictou pays tribute to the fisheries industry of the Northumberland Shore region by preserving the rich sea heritage and culture of the Northumberland Strait. The Pictou Lobster Hatchery is the only one of its kind in Canada that is accessible to the public, a great resource to the Museum as an educational tool. The Hatchery's primary goal is to help conserve is the lobster populations in the Northumberland Strait by live releasing Stage IV Lobsters into the Strait. The Lighthouse Research and Interpretative Centre features a collection from local historian, author, lighthouse expert and founder of the Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society, E.H. Rip Irwin. This material includes a library of over 110 books, pamphlets, maps, magazines, over 34 volumes of lighthouse research related to NS and much more.