The Grand Manan Museum is a member of the following organizations:

·      Canadian Museums Association

·      National Trust for Canada

·      Association Heritage New Brunswick

·      Council of Archives New Brunswick

·      Fundy Culture


For over a century, our small island has been an attraction to a wide range of creative individuals:  painters, photographers, potters, weavers, poets, novelists, musicians, dancers and more.  We have a rich variety of cultural institutions and experiences for you to explore.


The Grand Manan Art Gallery
Features local and regional artists through the summer season in three galleries.
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The Grand Manan Whale & Seabird Research Station

The Research Station is a great stop for those interested in our marine and pelagic natural history and Bay of Fundy ecosystem. They also have a fine gift shop which helps support this non-profit organization. External link opens in new tab or window


Swallow Tail Lighthouse

Swallow Tail Lighthouse is one of the most picturesque lighthouses in Canada.  In 2020 Swallow Tail Lighthouse was featured on a Canadian Postage Stamp.  Built in 1860, it is one of a few pre-Confederation wooden light towers still standing.  A webcam offers a real-time peek of the peninsula. The recent restoration of the lighthouse, which is now a fine museum, means that you can tour inside (for a small admission fee) and learn about the history of this lighthouse and its keepers.  A climb to the top allows you to experience the exquisite panoramic view of the Swallow Tail peninsula and its surrounding coves and islands.  At the welcome centre there is a gift shop, proceeds of which help support the maintenance of the lighthouse. External link opens in new tab or window


Grand Manan Tourism Association
Explores island history & heritage, accommodations, where to eat, and features directories of the businesses of its members.
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The Grand Manan Library

Part of the provincial library network, our local branch also features a fine collection of artwork and books about Grand Manan Island, DVDs, CDs, Wi-Fi and Children’s Programming.  The library is located in the Grand Manan Community School (GMCS) located directly across from the Museum.

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Regional Arts and Culture Events
Artsipelago is a project of the External link opens in new tab or windowTides Institute & Museum of Art in Maine, in partnership with other collaborating institutions, organizations, and individuals. Their web site is a gateway to an extensive listing of cultural events taking place year-round in the Passamaquoddy region, which includes Grand Manan. External link opens in new tab or window