Kent Museum is situated at la Pointe-à-Jacquot, this beautiful building of the neo-gothic revival style is still a gathering point for the Acadian community of Bouctouche. Visit the architectural treasure and learn about the history of the place, tour the exhibits and various items available in the shop on site! You can even climb up to the conven tower and ring the bell.
The guides will introduce you to the history and you'll have the opportunity to admire the neo-gothic chapel which is a well known gem! You'll also get to wander through the various exhibitions depicting Acadian life in the past. There is an imagination stations which is a hands-on interactive space found on the second floor of the museum. There's light cubes, LEGO walls and lots more to get the whole family involved in!
You'll get to have a trip to attic and you can discover old and new family stories of your own and the community. The Out in the Open exhibits displays some never before seen three dimensional artifacts. The staff offers a variety of school based programs, events and public programs for all ages too.
There's also an extensive archival collection containing local photographs and collections and is rich in history!
Enjoy the many picnic areas, located across the street in beautiful Tecumseh Park.
All exhibits are wheelchair accessible. Wheelchair-accessible washrooms are located in the museum itself as well as in the main lobby of the Chatham Cultural Centre. Access to the use of a wheelchair during your visit is available.