Most historic buildings were not originally designed to accommodate people with disabilities. Providing access (interior and exterior) for persons with disabilities in ways that preserve the character of the historic property is a challenge that requires creativity and collaboration. As we seek to make improvements to the built environment, we are focusing our attention on providing digital and print images for physically inaccessible spaces and increasing outdoor interpretive programming. Please contact us for more details.

Our site currently consists of:

  • The main parking lot is gravel and a large grassy, uneven path must be crossed to get to the historic home.
  • Alternate parking spaces (Navy Pool Loop) are close to the fish house and wharf but would require a person to go up a fairly steep set of steps to get to the historic home.
  • Fisherman’s Life Museum is proud to be an Aira Access Partner.
  • The entrance to the home features a small ramp but please note that the doorway is narrow.
  • The second floor is only accessible via a narrow wooden stairway.
  • Seating is available both outside (bench, picnic table) and inside the home.
  • In addition to the historic house, visitors may explore the dairy, chicken coop, barn, fish house and wharf. Several of these structures are located at grade but the wharf, fish house, chicken coop and barn require sturdy footwear to access. The assistance of primary care givers or museum staff may be required.
  • Museum team members support a welcoming and inclusive experience for all visitors. They maintain active training and hold certifications from Nova Scotia Human Rights Commission, Association of Nova Scotia Museums, Nova Scotia Public Service Commission and the Canadian Tourism Human Resource Council.
  • Museum staff can assist you in planning your visit. Please contact us!  

This webpage will be updated as we make improvements.