Alvin McLaughlin: Steeped in Tradition
For thirty-two years, a retired mariner, welder, and collector chaired the Pirates Week East End District Heritage Committee to showcase the commonalities and individuality of the people, culture, and heritage of his community with his diverse social history collection. Alvin McLaughlin's collection formed one part of that district’s showing and is a significant representation of the material heritage of a ‘sleepy fishing village’.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are the hours of operation at the National Museum?
The National Museum is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.
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Unfortunately, there is no available parking because of our location; however, there is paid parking at Bayshore Mall next door the Museum.
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How long will this exhibition be on for?
This exhibition will be on through November 2019.
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Is the Museum accessible by wheelchair?
Unfortunately, the National Museum is not wheelchair accessible; however, we are working on making the Museum fully accessible in the not so distant future, but must take into consideration the fact that we are in a historic building.