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WE WILL RE-OPEN MAY 4th, 2018 (weekends only in May)

Opening for the 2018 Season June 1st



There will be an off-site hook-in at the Tantallon Public Library on Saturday, March 24th from 10 am to 5 pm.  It will be in the lounge area - all are welcome! This is a great time to get more information about our upcoming workshops and hook-ins at the Museum. We look forward to seeing you there.


What's New?

The Museum will be hosting Hooked on Music Concerts on Thursday evenings in the auditorium. The first concert will be May 3rd starting at 7:30 until 9:00 pm.  Featuring local artists on fiddle, guitar and vocals.  Admission is $15 per person, under 5 years old free.  Please join us for an evening of music!




April 25-27 (Wed-Fri) Hooking with Mixed and Fancy Fibres with Gail Dufresne

May 26-27 Beginner with Sherry Chandler and Suzanne Conrod

July 6-8 (Fri-Sun) Celtic with Gail Lambert

August 11th or 12th Punch Hooking with Diann MacDonald (one day workshop held on two days)

September 8-9 Geometric with Celia Charlton

(images for the workshop pages will be added shortly)




June 9th - Knitters Day (knitters, crocheters and other yarn crafts) Lucy Richard of the Wooly Mason Jar Dyeing System will be here to demonstrate dyeing yarn in the microwave

June 23rd - Hook-in/Fibre Art Day

August 30th - Stitch-in Day (embroiderers, needlepointers, cross-stitchers, etc) presented by the Alderney Needle Arts Guild

September 29th - Hook-in/Fibre Art Day with special guest, our Nova Scotia Rug Hooking Artist of the Year,        Janet Boates



The Hooked Rug Museum of North America is pleased to announce the 2018 Rug Hooking Artists of the Year! 

This is the sixth year that such an appointment is being made.  Representative samples of the artists' work will be displayed in the Museum during the 2018 season.

The winners are chosen because of their talents and contribution to the advancement to the art of rug hooking. Over three centuries of development in North America, rug hooking has evolved from a utilitarian craft to fine art.

The International Artist of the Year for 2018 is Gail Dufresne, and the Canadian based Artist of the Year for 2018 is Janet Boates.

Start making plans to visit the Museum during the 2018 season to see the amazing work of these two artists!

Their bios are now available here.




Wonderful Things to Come:  

Director at Large Erin McKenna has an exciting new project slated for 2017 to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the Ganong Brother's of N.B. "Delecto" chocolates.  These rugs will be coming to the Museum in 2018.  For more information on this project please go to the "Delecto" Events page.


VOLUNTEERING:  If you have reached our site through the Connecting Communities Bulletin Board please click here for our Volunteer Contact Form.
A Calendar of our Events can also be found on the Community Connect webpage.  Click on the Calendar button and select Hooked Rug Museum as the location.

There is no admission to  Fibre Art Market  portion of the museum and all shopping is tax-free.  Come in and see our hundreds of hooked rugs, books, hooking kits, wool and much more!


Entering the museum you are plunged into the history of the art of rug hooking in the Interpretive Centre which focuses on the beginning of rug hooking in North America.  Visitors to the museum will learn the names of famous rug hooking artists.  Names like Burnham, Frost, Turner, Tremblay, Mowat, Garrett and many more. (The banner image above depicts the sides and front of the bottom of Noah's Ark.  To see the Ark and all it's hooked animals please drop into the museum.  Museum rates apply to the museum galleries and exhibits.) 


Museum Admission Fees

General Admission  $7.00; Seniors and Students $5.00; Children under 5 years of age are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.

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