Mallaig and District Museum 

Museums 

The Enoch & Frances Haglund family had a vision of a museum in Mallaig. They donated the first Mallaig Baptist Church (1928), to the community. In 1995, with few artifacts to display, the Mallaig Haglund Museum opened its doors to the public.

Over the years, the Haglund family have donated well over 1000 artifacts including wood carvings, oil paintings, taxidermy, household and farm-related items.

The Museum’s name eventually changed to Mallaig and District Museum in hopes of eliminating the notion that it was a private Museum.

We now have over 4000 items in our collection.

The church, which includes living quarters, contains several permanent mini-exhibits throughout. There you will find an impressive display of local veteran photographs and war-related artifacts. The church also has a laundry display, barber shop, dairy section, kitchen, sitting room, two bedrooms, and a religious section.
There is one room that is solely reserved for a Haglund family display, although their artifacts can be found throughout the Museum.

A corner of the church changes dramatically every year. It is reserved for our “Family of the Year.” A pioneer family from Mallaig or the area communities is selected to loan their pictures and artifacts for the summer. The temporary exhibit allows them to share their family history and create a connection with the community.
We also have a replica 1920 schoolhouse used for school-programs, and a pole shed containing a huge array of agricultural machinery, tools, and equipment.

Generally our exhibits depict life in the 1940’s.

We offer evening or weekend tours, if staffing is available, and with ample notice.

Our Museum hosts an annual fundraising Pie Social & Auction near St. Patrick’s Day. There is no admission fee and everyone is welcome to spend the evening socializing and tasting pies. The uneaten pies are later auctioned-off to raise funds for future building projects at the Museum.

Every Grandparent’s Day in September, the Museum hosts an outdoor pancake breakfast held on the Museum grounds. The blueberry pancakes with fresh ‘sucre-à-crème’ (fresh cream & brown sugar sauce) are eagerly anticipated by the community.