Welcome to the Cumberland Museum and Archives
Where the history of our community comes to life!
Cumberland is a community steeped in history. Once Canada’s smallest and westernmost city, Cumberland was a bustling coal mining community from 1888 to 1966, with miners, entrepreneurs and their families streaming in from across Canada the US, Europe, China and Japan.
A visit to the Cumberland Museum is the ideal way to get a handle on this iconic village, from the rabble-rousers to the aristocrats, and everyone in between.
The Museum will be open by donation between 10:00 – 5:00 on Saturday, February 15th, in joint celebration with the Heritage Fair and Lantern Festival! Join us for ‘last minute’ lantern making, a guided tour, and the launch of Lynne Bowen's latest book - 'Those Island People'.
The Cumberland Museum and the Cumberland Chamber of Commerce will be holding their Winter Social on Thursday December 6th at the Cumberland Museum.
All gestures of support are appreciated. You can take out an individual or business membership, attend one of our annual events, make a charitable donation or stop by for a shopping trip in our Company Store.