Shelburne Attractions

For a small town, we have plenty of things to do to keep you occupied. We have museums that tell the story of our culture and history, and we have outdoor attractions to explore our nature. Allow yourself to be curious and explore our Town.

See below and to the right for a selection of places available to you.

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  • Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

    119 Old Birchtown Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Enjoy the view of Birchtown Bay when you climb up the Shaw Turret. Enter the Centre's Lindsey Gallery and dive into the multimedia presentation; Explore the virtual copy of the Carlton's Book of Negroes and search for an ancestor who may have experienced this incredible journey.


  • Boxing Rock Brewing Company

    78 Ohio Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Shelburne has its own home-grown craft brewery! Meet the owners, Henry and Emily who continue to create these legendary beers and find out what is brewing.


  • Buchanan Gallery

    25C King Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Buchanan Gallery, formerly known as Focus Gallery, is nestled in the town of Shelburne, Nova Scotia. It is a small art gallery that exhibits fine art by local artists (paintings, carvings, pottery and folk art) and occasionally artwork by visiting artists.


  • Chestnut Hill Farms

    1244 Shore Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Just a 5 minute drive from the Black Loyalist Heritage Centre, you can visit our farm to discover our 500+ field grown Daylilies, our Apiary, Laying & Broiler chickens and Indian Runner ducks.


  • Dory Shop Museum

    11 Dock Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Watch as Master Dory Builder Milford Buchanan practices his craft onsite in this historically outfitted dory shop. Also unleash your inner folk artist, join a whirligig-making workshop and take home your very own whimsical creation!


  • Historic Shelburne Waterfront

    Dock Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Shelburne’s historic waterfront retains the look and feel of a bustling 18th-century port and it is edged by 33 original United Empire Loyalist homes dating from 1783, walking paths and wildflowers. Take a stroll!


  • Osprey Arts Centre

    107 Water Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Music, dance, theatre, art, film – the Osprey on Shelburne’s historic waterfront presents live performances, visual art and movies all year round.


  • Ross-Thomson House & Store Museum

    9 Charlotte Lane, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Find yourself at home and at work in the store with the Ross family in early Shelburne. Join us for an authentic 18th Century Living Experience! Dress in authentic 18th century clothing as you carry out daily chores and make your own keepsakes from your journey back in time.


  • Roundbird Studio

    10 Ann St, Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

    Roundbird is a working pottery studio and gallery, currently nesting in the Cox's Warehouse, on the harbourfront of Shelburne, Nova Scotia.


  • Sandy Point Lighthouse

    1586 Sandy Point Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    The only lighthouse in the harbour that you can access across a sand bar at low tides! The shoreline offers picnic area for visitors to take in the iconic view.



  • Shelburne County Museum

    20 Dock Street, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Get to know the heart and soul of Shelburne Town and surrounding County through exhibits of its founding peoples, the Mi'kmaq, British Loyalists, Black Loyalists, Acadian, and Welsh.Discover the glorious age of sail shipbuilding era and the fishery as Shelburne County Museum tells all through fascinating artifacts.


  • SoundBeings

    1822 Sandy Point Road, Shelburne, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Enjoy being bathed in sound and frequencies, as you get up close with stunning Planet Gongs, tuned to the planets in our universe.​ ​Relaxing, mesmerizing, amazing​ and a​ persona​l ​ride through the Universe​, either in a beautiful Yome next to the Ocean or on the white, sandy beach itself​.


  • Studio 138

    138 Water Street, Shelburne, NS B0T 1W0

    It’s always fun and relaxing at Studio 138, whether it’s stopping in for a cup of coffee, dropping your kids off for one of our art experiences, discovering your own artistic talents or just browsing some new books.


  • South Coast Studio

    533 West Sable Road, West Middle Sable River, Nova Scotia B0T 1W0, Canada

    Original art from South Coast Nova Scotia artists. Prints, silk screens, art boxes, sculptures.