"There she blows! A hump like a snow-hill! It is Moby Dick!"

 Herman Melville

Hollywood Was Here

Walk in the footsteps of Hollywood stars - Ethan Hawke, Demi Moore, Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Gillian Anderson, Cuba Gooding Jr. - as they play some of the greatest roles in literature - Hester Prynne, Captain Ahab, Ishmael and most recently Aminata Diallo.


Whole buildings left behind or reshaped by Hollywood have taken on new lives on the waterfront - the Barrel Factory, the Farmers Market at Guild Hall, the Cox Warehouse, the Osprey Arts Centre and the Shelburne Harbour Yacht Club.


And in May 2014, Lawrence Hill's award winning novel The Book of Negroes, which ties Shelburne and nearby Birchtown to the story of slavery, was shot here.


​Interested in filming in Shelburne? We have great location options and experienced extras and prop makers. 

Shelburne's Historic Waterfront

Museums by the Sea

20 Dock Street, P.O. Box 39

Shelburne, Nova Scotia   B0T 1W0

Ph: 902-875-3219

Fax: 902-875-4141



Retail email: shelburnemuseumsshop@gmail.com

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