Tin Shop Museum
Canada’s Milk Can Capital
Watson Smith moved to Shubenacadie and opened his Tin Shop in the Village in 1896. After seeing the dented milk cans coming off the train he thought he could make a better quality can for the Dairy farmers in the area. Shubenacadie was home for much of the Dairy production for the whole Province. Watson Smith and sons produced over 80,000 cans during their active years. The shop became a major supplier of milk cans for the area after the Halifax Explosion.
Visit the Tin Shop
Watson’s shop has been restored and is open to the public to see how these milk cans were produced. Canada Post honored the Tin Shop with a commemorative cancellation stamp – be sure to ask for it when you visit the post office to mail you post cards.
Watson Smith Residence
The other half of the building was the Smith family residence and much of it has been restored to showcase their lifestyle. Local handcrafts are also for sale to help support the Tin Shop Museum
There is a wonderful WWI and WWII display of artifacts on the second floor
Season and times it is open
May through October 15th
Daily10am – 5pm
Donations accepted and appreciated
2854 Main St. Shubenacadie