Learn about the rich history of the Madawaska Valley as well as its contemporary arts scene at The Railway Station Museum and Art Gallery, located in the heart of Barry's Bay. The historic station building also houses the South of 60 Arts Centre, which serves as a venue for art exhibitions and live performances. Situated in picturesque Combermere, approximately 17km south of Barry's Bay, Mission House Museum and Gallery was formerly an Anglican Rectory, and is now open to the public from late June until August. During a visit you can view a range of displays, photographs, and other significant artefacts that reflect the area's past.
Also of interest to history enthusiasts, the Polish Kashub Heritage Museum in nearby Wilno celebrates the heritage of early Polish migrants to the area. This fascinating cultural centre features an outdoor museum which includes several traditional log buildings. The interiors of these structures contain many displays, antique furnishings, Polish handicrafts, and a research library.