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 "



The Acadian Museum will be closed on September 3rd and 4th for the Acadian Festival.  We will be back on September 5th (Labour Day).

National Acadian Day 2022

The Sister Antoinette DesRoches Historical Committee and the Acadian Museum of PEI invite you to come celebrate National Acadian Day! This will also be an occasion to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the official opening of the current museum.

You are invited to visit our exhibits and consult our genealogical resources, as well as listen in on Georges Arsenault's presentations on the families who lived on the shores of Malpeque Bay from 1728 to 1758. Presentation will be at 10:30 in French and at 11:30 in English.

Bring your own lunch and enjoy a picnic in our courtyard! Anniversary cake, juice, coffee and tea will be served.
Free event, no reservation needed.

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

Our Tuesday Talks are launched for the summer

Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., the Acadian Museum of PEI will host guest who speak on various subjects.  We also plan on continuing with other speakers this fall and winter.

July 19: the history and restoration of the Doucet House
July 26: the tradition of St. Anne Sundays on Lennox Island
August 2: the history of the Roma at Three Rivers National Historic Site
August 9: Resistance, Memory and the Métis of Western Canada (in French) with Dr. Matthew McRae, director of PEIMHF 
August 16: Archaeologist Helen Kristmanson
August 23: plant life present on the Island at the arrival of European settlers with Kate MacQuarrie

We will also have a talk with Georges Arsenault about the families present at Malpeque (Point-aux-Vieux) from 1728 to 1758. This will take place during our celebrations for National Acadian Day on August 15th.   

No reservation required. Admission is free however donations are always appreciated. 

We acknowledge the financial support of the Government of Canada.

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. 

Acadian Research Centre

Please note that a reservation is no longer necessary to consult documents in the Acadian Research Centre.  For more information, call 902-432-2880 or write to

Preventative measures for COVID-19

To know the most recent restrictions concerning COVID-19, please refer to Prince Edward Island's government website. 

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.


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

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23 Main Dr E, Miscouche, PE C0B 1T0

(902) 432-2880