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The truth, the story and the legend brought to life.

When a Schooner hit Halibut Rock off Lighthouse Point, Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia in the mid-1800’s, no-one knew the impact that such a disaster and the miraculous rescue of the sole survivor would have on the residents of the small fishing village of Peggy’s Cove.

Thousands of curious visitors to Peggy’s Cove ask, “Who was Peggy?” Now the legend, and the story of Peggy, has been brought to life by local artist, photographer and storyteller, Ivan Fraser.

Because of his passion for the mysterious Peggy, Ivan is dedicated to telling the facts and stories behind the name ‘Peggy of the Cove.’ He has lovingly turned his childhood family home into a museum and gallery. Come – explore the history, see and hear what inspired Ivan to bring Peggy of the Cove to life through his own experience.

The truth, the story and the legend
brought to life.

When a Schooner hit Halibut Rock off Lighthouse Point, Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia in the mid-1800’s, no-one knew the impact that such a disaster and the miraculous rescue of the sole survivor would have on the residents of the small fishing village of Peggy’s Cove.

Thousands of curious visitors to Peggy’s Cove ask, ‘Who was Peggy?’ Now the legend, and the story of Peggy, has been brought to life by local artist, photographer and storyteller, Ivan Fraser.

Because of his passion for the mysterious Peggy, Ivan is dedicated to telling the facts and stories behind the name ‘Peggy of the Cove.’ He has loving turned his childhood family home into a museum and gallery. Here you can explore the history and learn what inspired him to bring Peggy to life through his own experiences.

The fated ‘Halibut Rock’
Childhood home museum
Peggy of the Cove nature trails

Your Experiences

Thank you for giving us some precious memories of Peggy’s Cove, the hidden story behind the name and for showing us your lovely museum.
Lynne-Anna

This family home museum is packed full of interesting hidden treasures, none more so than the true story behind the name Peggy’s Cove. Thanks for sharing.
Jackie Judd

A real hidden gem in this museum, fun and intriguing things to discover and learn, not to mention great photo opportunities with a real difference.
Mary Lincoln.

Thank you Ivan, we learnt things with you that we never would have known if we hadn’t stopped at your museum, it helped us see things that we never knew.
Mark Foster

Ivan does a wonderful job of sharing his family home with us and the inspiration that made him bring Peggy of the Cove to life – thank you for a really great visit.
Steve Lucas

Loved the visit to the museum, bought the books and now I cannot wait to read them and learn even more about Peggy of the Cove. Thanks Ivan, we had fun.
June Whitfield

The fated ‘Halibut Rock’

Childhood home museum

Peggy of the Cove nature trails

Your Experiences

Thank you for giving us some precious memories of Peggy’s Cove, the hidden story behind the name and for showing us your lovely museum.
Lynne-Anna

This family home museum is packed full of interesting hidden treasures, none more so than the true story behind the name Peggy’s Cove. Thanks for sharing.
Jackie Judd

A real hidden gem in this museum, fun and intriguing things to discover and learn, not to mention great photo opportunities with a real difference.
Mary Lincoln.

Thank you Ivan, we learnt things with you that we never would have known if we hadn’t stopped at your museum, it helped us see things that we never knew.
Mark Foster

Ivan does a wonderful job of sharing his family home with us and the inspiration that made him bring Peggy of the Cove to life – thank you for a really great visit.
Steve Lucas

Loved the visit to the museum, bought the books and now I cannot wait to read them and learn even more about Peggy of the Cove. Thanks Ivan, we had fun.
June Whitfield