Arts & Cutlure

Take in a live musical performance, explore our rich Scottish history, research Scottish genealogy, discover the Lobster Hatchery, Lighthouse Interpretative Centre, Fisheries Museum, local artisians and more!

Art 2 Sea Gallery

41 Water Street, Pictou

A cooperative Art gallery featuring local Artists in the Picturesque Port of Pictou


Carolyn Vienneau Studio

8 Irving Street Pictou

Carolyn’s heritage of a sea family and the nature of the port Town of Pictou is shown in her art. Carolyn’s depictions of nature and of her surroundings are boldly displayed on canvas. Many of Carolyn’s scenes are studies in techniques and all are very soothing to the eye. Many of Carolyn’s artworks have been sold all over North America, and as far away as the United Kingdom and Australia. Carolyn’s art can be found in art galleries throughout Nova Scotia such as Gallery 215, Maitland and Art Rentals in Halifax. They can also be seen in very shops in Pictou and in her studi0 at 8 Irving Street, Pictou.


deCoste Performing Arts Centre

99 Water Street, Pictou

The deCoste Centre is a 420 seat performing arts centre in the Town of Pictou, Nova Scotia. The centre has been presenting a wide variety of shows annually for over 30 years. From professional touring musicians to community theatre/musical productions to meetings and workshops, the deCoste presents upwards of 60 shows/special events each year

Open Year Round


Hector Heritage Quay

33 Caladh Avenue, Pictou

The Hector Heritage Quay features three stories of displays of information about the passengers the ship and its voyage to the new world, a short documentary, rigging and carving shop, carpentry shop, as well as a full scale replica of the ship which was constructed on site.


Loch Broom Log Church

Loch Broom Loop, Westville

The log church at Loch Broom, Nova Scotia is a replica of the original built in 1787 by early Scottish immigrants to Pictou.


McCulloch Heritage Centre

86 Haliburton Road, Pictou

The McCulloch Heritage Centre was built in 1973 and hosts a broad range of temporary exhibits focusing on local history and culture during the summer months.


McCulloch House Museum

100 Haliburton Road, Pictou

Visit McCulloch’s 200-year-old brick home and explore exhibits that detail how one man’s passion launched him on a journey to create public education in this province.


Museum of Industry

147 N Foord Street, Stellarton

One of Canada’s few comprehensive industrial museums, the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry tells the story of work and workers.


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.


Summer Musical Showcase - Outdoor Music

87 Caladh Avenue, Pictou

Free outdoor live music every Sunday and Monday evening in July and August from 6:00-8:00 pm at the marina stage on Pictou's Waterfront. Join us and enjoy the array of talent both local and abroad, as this season sees performers from throughout Pictou County, Nova Scotia and even as far as Scotland. For a full list of performances visit www.townofpictou.ca


Crombie House
902-759-4094

The grounds and Collection are open to the public every Wednesday during the months of July, August and September. Or by appointment throughout the year. Guided tours are provided at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Special group tours of up to 60 visitors are available upon request.


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