Hours of Operation

Tuesday Open 9am-4pm
Wednesday Open 9am-4pm
Thursday Open 9am-4pm
Friday Open 9am-4pm
Saturday Open 9am-4pm

Location and Contact

The Kings County Museum
37 Cornwallis Street
Kentville, Nova Scotia
B4N 2E2

Phone: (902) 678-6237
e-mail: info@kingscountymuseum.ca

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Artifact Donation

Do you have an item that you would like to donate to the Kings County Museum to be part of our collection? Thank you for thinking of us and trusting us with a piece of Kings County history.

Please do not drop off items for donation without speaking to a staff member.

If you are interested in donating, please continue reading to learn about our donation process.

    • Accepting items for our collection is a decision made by our Collections Committee, Textile Committee, or other appropriate committees and specialists
    • These committees meet once a month to consider offered items and make decisions about accessioning new items

Accepted donations will be considered on the following factors outlined in our policy manual:

  • Consistency with the objectives of the Society
  • Significance, such as association with an event, person, historical period or geographic area
  • Representative of other material of its kind
  • Physical condition
  • Availability of human and financial resources to acquire, document, preserve, and store the material
  • Opportunities for use within the collection
  • Restrictions on use or disposition of the material
  • Availability of documentation to support its study and use
  • Attributes that make the material a threat to human health or other collection items

When offering an item to the museum, it is helpful for us to know the story behind the artifact. If you were going to display the item, what stories and information would you share? Artifacts have a lived history and we love to learn more about that history (it helps us bring history to life)

In some cases, we may suggest that your object become part of our working collection. This is a hands-on collection (independent from our regular collection) that we use for teaching and bettering visitor experience and learning.

If you would like to contact our Curator about a potential donation, please call the museum (902-679-6237), email her directly (collections@kingscountymuseum.ca), or fill out the form below.