The Canadian Potato Museum is located in the community of O’Leary in the western part of Canada’s smallest province. It is surrounded by fertile potato growing fields where the humble potato has played an important role in the economy for many years. The museum depicts an interesting display of the potato industry, and houses a large collection of farm implements and machinery related to the growing and harvesting of potatoes. In fact, this museum contains the largest exhibit of potato artifacts in the world!
In 1999 a major expansion was constructed to accommodate the Potato Hall of Fame, the extraordinary national Amazing Potato Exhibit, and incorporates the Community Museum. The building now covers over 7000 square feet and is air-conditioned for your comfort. Collectors of the curious will be pleased to find a recently added giant sculptured potato at the entrance to the museum. The complex includes other attractions on-site such as the Heritage Chapel, the Log Barn and the Little Red Schoolhouse.
Take at least an hour to visit the main facility, or stroll through the entire complex in two or three hours. Your visit to this unique museum will definitely be an enjoyable and worthwhile learning experience! Take a tour of the museum on this web site, learn more about western PEI to plan your trip to Prince Edward Island, and contact us if you have any questions related to your visit to the museum.
Dates of Operation:
May – October
Parking Available, Tours, Group Rates
The Potato Museum is open from May 15 – October 15 seasonal offering 14,000 square feet of museum exhibits and also a PEI Potato Country Kitchen offering a Potato based menu during June through September. Farm Tours are available through reservation.
Air Conditioned space, kitchen facility.