Museum Closure | Friday, May 29
Given the continued spread of COVID-19 and based on public health officials’ guidance, the Museum will remain closed to the public. We will continue to monitor the situation and reopen when appropriate.
We are committed to keeping you informed as we receive additional information. Please join our social media channels where we continue to share updates and stories. If you are have questions please contact us directly.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and Nova Scotia’s response, visit novascotia.ca/coronavirus.
Who We Are
In the 1800s, the Barrington Woolen Mill was an important local business that used machinery and water power to turn raw fleece into the yarn and cloth needed to make warm, durable clothing.
Powered by the mill's rushing river, machines like the spinner, twister, skeiner and loom made it possible to wash, pick, card, spin, dye and weave wool in a fraction of the time it took to do by hand.
Today, visitors can step inside the preserved mill and discover how small manufacturing operations like this helped shape Nova Scotia by offering growing communities valuable services and jobs.