Barrington Woolen Mill Museum
Barrington Woolen Mill Museum and the Old Meeting House are operated for the Nova Scotia Museum by the Cape Sable Historical Society, which also runs the Seal Island Light Museum.
2368 Highway 3, Barrington
Open June 1–September 30
Tel: 902 637 2185
Minimum: 1 hour
Bring your class for a combination tour of the Old Meeting House Museum, its graveyard with stones dating from the mid-1700s, and the Seal Island Light Museum.
Members of the society will attend classes in the local area to talk about topics such as processing wool, fashion, materials, and clothing construction in the early1900s, lighthouses in Yarmouth and Shelburne counties, and life in Barrington in the 1760s.
Grades P–6 • Minimum: 1 hour
An in-class presentation of this program is available to local area schools. Contact us to schedule.
Hands-on activities and a tour of the Barrington Woolen Mill will introduce young people to the yarn-making process. Students learn to card wool and then spin it using a drop spindle. A take-away craft activity follows.
Adaptable for grades 7 and above • Minimum: 2 hours
Hands-on experience of wool processing, washing, carding, dyeing, drying, and spinning.