top of page

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 "


Call for nominations for La Petite Nyctale award

The Association du Musée acadien is inviting the public to submit candidates for its annual La Petite Nyctale award.  This award recognizes the contribution of an individual, an organization or a group that has worked in the last five years towards preserving Acadian history and heritage in PEI.  Candidates cannot be members of the Association’s board or members of the Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Commitee, and candidates cannot nominate themselves.  Submit your nomination with a brief description of the candidate’s work by April 15th to or 902-432-2880.  The award will be presented at the Association’s AGM which will be held on June 4th.

Former recipients

2004: Wilfred Arsenault

2005: Barachois

2006: Alméda Thibodeau, Belfast Historical Society and Claude Picard

2007: David Le Gallant

2008: Georges Arsenault

2009: Francis Blanchard

2010: Édouard Blanchard

2011: Alice Richard/Hermine Gallant

2012: Joseph A. Gallant

2013: Reginald Porter

2014: Eileen Chiasson-Pendergast

2015: Claude Arsenault

2016: Père Albin Arsenault

2017: Jean Bernard

2018: Victor L'Heureux

2019: Earle Lockerby

2020: Paul D. Gallant

2021: Department of Education (René Hurtubise) 

2022: Vishtèn

2023: Farmers Bank of Rustico

The launch of Henry "Hank" Gallant's books will take place on April 14th at 2 p.m. at the Acadian Museum. Everyone is welcome!


See below for the first edition of the Association du Musée acadien de l'Île-du-Prince-Édouard's first bilingual newsletter of "La chouette acadienne".

Find Us

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.

For the period from September to June, we ask that you call ahead or check our Facebook page since we may be closed for private events. 


Entrance fees to the Acadian Museum
of Prince Edward Island:

Adult: $ 6 + tax

Senior: $ 5 + tax
Student: $ 5 + tax
Family: $ 18 + tax
Group of adults: $ 4.75 + tax / person

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

Send us a message (for a quicker reply, please write to us at

Success! Message received.

Contact Us

23 Main Dr E, Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

(902) 432-2880

bottom of page