Welcome to Cumberland Museum & Archives

The Cumberland Museum tells the story of the people of Cumberland – the rich, the poor, the powerful, the rebellious, the righteous and the radical. We invite you to join us at the “People’s Museum” of Cumberland and add your questions, knowledge, stories and interests to the rich fabric of our organization.

The Cumberland Museum and Archives opened its doors in 1981 and is home to the extensive archives and artifacts of the community of Cumberland.

We are open year round and offer over 40 exhibits, a Company Store, research services, after school programs, heritage events, guided tours, films, video kiosks, and a replica coal mine.

The Museum is located in the heart of the historic Village, steps from #6 Memorial Mine Park and downtown shopping and dining. We are wheelchair accessible, offer free wireless internet access and provide Visitor Services for travellers.

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Hallowe’en at the Museum & Archives

Visit the Spooooooky Haunted Coal Mine at the Cumberland Museum from Saturday October 25th through till November 1st, (Closed Monday the 28th, and Tuesday the 29th). The Museum is open from 10 am till 5 pm. Admission is by donation.

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Three Haunted Hallowe’en Tours

Three ghastly tours of the village and the museum October 30, 31 & November 1.

Interior fan house of #4 mine. 1920s. (C164-004)

Artifact Donation

Do you have an interesting item to donate to the museum that relates to the history of Cumberland?