Inglis/Quinlin Collection: Ceramics and Antiques
This very elaborate collection of china was collected by Percy Inglis, whose family was among the first settlers here in Mahone Bay. It is comprised of antiques and tablewares typical of 18th and 19th century Mahone Bay. Items include beautiful Wedgwood bowls, willow-ware platters, photographs, hooked rugs, and an antique clock belonging to one of Mahone Bay's first settlers.
Each summer, different items from the Inglis/Quinlan Collection of antiques and tablewares typical of 18th and 19th century Mahone Bay are on display. Beautiful Wedgwood bowls, willow-ware platters, photographs, and hooked rugs are just a few of the pieces you may see when you visit the museum.
Settlement of the Foreign Protestants
Our Museum features the history of the first settlers in our area. This exhibit tells the story of who came here, and why in the 1750s. It also explains about their difficult journey here from over seas and the early years in Mahone Bay, settled in 1754 by "foreign Protestants". Also available are ship lists and graveyard listings of Lunenburg County.
Learn about our unique styles of architecture. See the exhibits, then pick up a copy of our Walking Tour Map and take a walk through the historic town of Mahone Bay.
The Begin Family
An exhibit exploring the Begin family connection to the Museum, the Bluenose, and the local community.
See the history of the town's boat building years in our Wooden Boat Gallery. Models, maps, photographs and more. This exhibit area is open during the Classic Boat Festival and by appointment.