Acadian Museum

Musée Acadien


Since April 1, 1996, the Acadian Museum has been one of the seven sites of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation, the province’s museum network. The Museum and Heritage Foundation of Prince Edward Island operates seven provincial museums and heritage sites, providing Islanders and visitors with the opportunity to discover our Island’s heritage and culture.

Its purpose is to “study, collect, preserve, interpret and protect the human and natural heritage of Prince Edward Island for the use, benefit and enjoyment of the people of the province.”

Visitor Comments

"Among the Acadian museums visited, this one is certainly the clearest to explain the Acadian drama. Thank you for your warm welcome "



Change to hours for June 20

The Acadian Museum will be open exceptionally on June 20 in order to let more visitors take advantage of the free admission to celebrate the opening of the new archaeological exhibit.  Admission will be free as well on June 21st to recognize National Indigenous Peoples Day. 

Student job for 2022

There is presently a summer student position available at the Acadian Museum of PEI for the summer of 2022.  Student must be between 15 and 30 years of age and must be returning to school in the fall. 



Interpreter: For 8 weeks starting June 27.  This person will welcome visitors, take care of sales in the gift shop and occasionally do guided tours.

No previous experience necessary, we will supply all training.  

Send your resume, as well as a cover letter in French, before June 23 at 4 p.m. to  For more information, you can contact Noella Richard at 902-432-2880. 


2021 Acadian Remembrance Day ceremony

Here is the video of the Acadian Remembrance Day ceremony held on December 13, 2021 at Skmaqn - Port-la-Joye - Fort Amherst National Historic Site. This event is a collaboration between Parks Canada, SAF'Île, the Acadian Museum of PEI and the Fédération culturelle de l'Î.-P.-É.


We would like to thank Georges Arsenault, Jacques Arsenault, Charles Duguay, Gisèle Delaney and Father Eddie Cormier for their participation, as well as thank all of our special guests.


We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada. 

Centre de recherche acadien

Veuillez noter que les utilisateurs du Centre de recherche acadien doivent maintenant faire un rendez-vous en appelant le 902-432-2880 ou en écrivant à  Si vous ne pouvez venir sur place, veuillez communiquer avec nous et il nous fera plaisir de vous aider dans votre recherche.

Mesures préventives pour COVID-19

Pour mieux connaître les restrictions les plus récentes concernant la COVID-19, veuillez vous référer au site web du gouvernement provincial de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard. 

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23 Main Dr E, Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

Business Hours

July and August :
Every day
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
September to June:
Tuesday to Friday
10 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Entrance fees to the Acadian Museum
of Prince Edward Island:

Adult: $ 5.50 + tax

Senior: $ 5.00 + tax
Student: $ 4.50 + tax
Family: $ 13.50 + tax
Group of adults: $ 4.75 + tax / person

Prince Edward Island Museum & Heritage Foundation passport to all 7 sites: 

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23 Main Dr E, Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

(902) 432-2880