Learn about 18th century life in Sydney, Nova Scotia with a visit to Cossit House Museum.

Cossit House is a designated heritage site. It is located on Charlotte Street and is listed on Sydney’s walking tour.

Museum Features

    • A birthing room.
    • Antique children’s toys.
    • Museum staff in period costume.
    • A charming attic to daydream in.
    • Demonstrations of traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning.
    • A garden to explore.
    • Neo-classical Georgian architecture.
Learn about 18th century life with a visit to the Cossit House Museum in Sydney, Nova Scotia. The home is furnished with 18th century pieces and museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Visit to the Cossit House Museum in Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

The home’s structure is made from wood brought in from New England. The architecture is neo-classical Georgian.

It was built in 1787 and was the home of Reverend Ranna Cossit, the first Anglican Minister of Sydney, and his family.

A visit to the Cossit House Museum in Sydney, Nova Scotia, The architecture is neo-classical Georgian. The home is furnished with 18th century pieces and museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning.

The home is furnished with 18th century pieces. The museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning.

Cossit House Museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning. The Cossit House Museum is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Cossit House Museum staff dressed in period costume. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

A visit to the Cossit House Museum in Sydney, Nova Scotia, The architecture is neo-classical Georgian. The home is furnished with 18th century pieces and museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Take a walk in the gardens during a visit to the Cossit House Museum in Sydney, Nova Scotia, Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Inside Cossit House Museum birthing room. This museum is located in Sydney, Nova Scotia. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Inside Cossit House Museum birthing room. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

An 18th century baby cradle and quilt found in the Cossit House Museum, Sydney, Nova Scotia. Sydney Nova Scotia has many fine historic Colonial homes in that have been designated as a heritage property. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

An 18th century baby cradle and quilt found in the Cossit House Museum, Sydney, Nova Scotia.  Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

A visit to the Cossit House Museum in Sydney, Nova Scotia, The architecture is neo-classical Georgian. The home is furnished with 18th century pieces and museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

Museum staff dressed in period costume demonstrate traditional skills like candle-making, lace-making and butter-churning. Photo Credit: Wendy Nordvik-Carr©

The museum is open whenever a cruise ship is in port.

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