With over 14,000 photographs, a rich artifact collection, history files & genealogy files, the Dartmouth Heritage Museum has much to offer researchers of all ages.

Unfortunately, the Dartmouth Heritage Museum Collection is not currently available online in any format. To access or search the Collection, researchers must have staff assistance. Please complete the Research Request Form and submit it either by email to collections@dartmouthmuseum.ca, or in-person. We encourage researchers to be as detailed as possible in their requests. A staff member will be in touch with you to discuss your request.

Note: Due to the demand by researchers, the Museum takes research requests on a “first-come, first-serve” basis. If demand is heavy, there might be a wait time of up to three weeks before you are contacted.

For more information, please contact us by email. There is currently no fee for research requests. Fees for reproductions may vary.

A reference library will soon be available on the lower level of Evergreen House for researchers.

In addition to the Collection, a reference library will soon be available for researchers to use.  It contains numerous materials on local history, Helen Creighton, Canadian history, etc. and it is available to researchers to use independently. An appointment is not required to use the library, but if you wish to book an appointment to research in-person, please complete the Research Request Form and email it to collections@dartmouthmuseum.ca to indicate the topic of your research. Forms can also be submitted by mail. A staff member will be in touch to arrange an appointment.

Additional Resources:
We have been very fortunate here at the Dartmouth Heritage Museum to receive the full document regarding the Heritage Designation Proposal of Findlay School, now the Findlay Centre. This document was researched and written by Maura Donovan, and submitted by her and Denise Gray Cox

The Dartmouth Heritage Museum is always welcome to further research documentation and will highlight them below for public interest!

The following organisations may also be able to assist with your regional heritage research: