You don’t have to leave PEI for unique experiences!
Culture Summerside has exciting news. Our municipal museums and Archives are open and welcoming visitors in adherence to COVID-19 Public Health guidelines. For this year, guided museum tours and archival research visits are by appointment. Because of physical distancing requirements, tour groups cannot consist of more than four people and must be from the same household. Come and explore Summerside’s dynamic heritage and culture. There will never be a better time to discover the gems in your own backyard!
Wyatt House Museum (85 Spring St.)
A treasure awaiting your discovery. The Wyatt House Museum is considered one of the most impressive historic house collections in Eastern Canada. The guided tour is an intimate story of people, place, spirits, and artifacts. Open 10 am- 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Tours are by appointment on the hour, with the final tour at 4 pm. Admission: $10 Adults, $9 Seniors & Students, Under 6 Free, $30 for Family (2 adults, 2 students).
The International Fox Museum (75 Spring St.)
The Fox Museum’s temporary home is at the MacNaught History Centre & Archives this summer while the Armoury is under renovation. Discover how PEI experienced its very own gold rush and became the birthplace and headquarters of a worldwide industry filled with colourful characters, high stakes and high fashion. Tours are by appointment on the hour, with the final tour at 4 pm. Open 10 am- 5 pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Admission is by donation.
Bishop Machine Shop Museum (101 Water St.)
Visit the turn-of-the-20th century belt driven machine shop. Hear the stories of the Bishop family who progressed from blacksmithing to machinists and serviced Island industries. Open 10 am – 5pm, Tuesday to Saturday. Tours are by appointment, with the final tour at 4 pm. Admission is by donation.
MacNaught History Centre & Archives (75 Spring St.)
Book a visit at the Archives to access extensive genealogy resources and expert research assistance. Please note that the front entrance is for International Fox Museum visitors and the side porch entrance is for Archives appointments. Open Tuesday through Saturday.
Please call 902-432-1332 to book your guided tour of the museum sites, or to book a research appointment with the Archives. We hope you visit us this summer!