All about the Museum

Whether you are an aircraft or aviation history enthusiast, on a group or school tour, or simply looking for somewhere to enjoy a day out with the family we have something for everyone.

The Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum offers a fun and exciting place to visit for the whole family – and best of all admission is free. But if you really enjoy your visit all we ask is that you kindly leave us a small donation to continue the upkeep of the Museum for everyone.

This year we have even more artifacts and aircraft on display than ever before and we are continually working on restoration projects behind the scenes that we hope to have on display for everyone to enjoy in the future.

So why not make this year the year you learn more about Atlantic Canada’s aviation history and how the Museum plays its part in being the only Museum in Canada devoted to preserving all aspects of Atlantic Canada’s aviation heritage – not to mention the fact that the Museum is currently the most comprehensive civilian and military aviation Museum east of Ottawa, Ontario!

Our mission statement is as strong today as it ever was – ‘To maintain, develop and strengthen a permanent aviation museum in the Atlantic Provinces by researching, documenting, retrieving and restoring artifacts, objects, and aircraft associated with aviation history of the Atlantic Provinces.’

In fact, over the years the Museum’s successful operation has actually expanded and evolved into a three-part mandate.

Historical: The preservation and effective display of the elements of aviation history in Atlantic Canada including civilian and military aircraft, the history of notable aviation personalities and events, and related personal and technical artifacts.

Educational: The use of effective Museum displays, their availability to the public through individual visits and guided tours, and presentations on aviation related subjects by knowledgeable Museum members at schools and other educational institutions, all intended to create a knowledge of, and interest in, aviation and ultimately its related careers.

Tourism Related: The full and effective exploitation of the Museum as a significant component of Nova Scotia’s tourist attractions, both as a major destination and as a generator of revenue to support the Museum itself.

It is without a doubt that every visitor who comes to the Museum will be not only be impressed with the attractive, informative displays but also the love and dedication that each and every exhibit has been given by the Museum’s incredibly dedicated and talented team of Volunteers.