The Chester Municipal Heritage Society

Chester Train Station

The Chester Municipal Heritage Society was established in 1981 to promote and cultivate awareness of the unique heritage of the Municipality of the District of Chester for the enjoyment and benefit of present and future generations through the preservation of historically significant properties and the delivery of educational programming.

Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe
Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe.
Open Thursday - Sunday, 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
Fridays 9 AM to 4:30 PM.
June 15 - December 11th, 2023.
Follow us on facebook @station20shoppe.
Phone (902)-275-32592

Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe

120 Smith Road, Chester, Nova Scotia

The Station 20 Handcraft Shoppe was created in 2017 as a means of bringing like minded artisians and crafters together in order to help keep the Chester Train Station open to the public. Created by Carolyn Conrad, this unique craft co-operative is staffed by volunteers, summer students, and vendors which allows the Station 20 Shop and Museum complex to remain open to tourists, and vistiors for 5 - 6 months of the year. A small protion of sales, along with donations help to keep the building heated through the winter months.

Visitors to the museum can see numerous exhibits including the areas oldest Oak Island exhibt, the "Explore Oak Island Display," a Chester Train Station display, the Foreman Hawboldt exhibit, a gold mining display, and a display about Nova Scotia's first female farrier. A labrynth is also located on the grounds, as well as a geocaching location. The station also houses a home-made Visitor Information Center (VIC) with maps, brochures, and friendly discussions about the wonderful places and things to see that are within our province.