The Beaton Institute
Who We Are
The Beaton Institute is the official repository for historically significant records of Cape Breton University. Additionally, the Institute is a cultural heritage archive mandated to preserve the social, economic, political and cultural history of Cape Breton Island. It is a centre for local, regional, national and international research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative public programming and community based initiatives. Click here to read more about the history of the Beaton Institute and its namesake Sister Margaret Beaton.
You may also want to visit the What's New page to learn more about the Beaton Institute's most recent projects.
Hours and Location
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Wednesday: 9:00 am to 7:00 pm *
- Thursday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Saturday: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm **
* Our last Wednesday evening opening for 2013 will be Wednesday, December 4th. We will resume our Wednesday evening openings once classes begin in 2014.
** The Beaton Institute is open on the last Saturday of each month - our 2014 schedule of Saturday openings will be posted in the new year.
Please note: The Beaton Institute will be closed to the public on December 23rd, closed along with the CBU campus from December 24th to January 1st, and we will be closed on January 2nd and 3rd of 2014. We will re-open to the public on Tuesday, January 7th.
Located within Cape Breton University, The Beaton Institute is found in Room CE-267 in the Student, Culture, and Heritage Centre, off of the Great Hall, just around the corner from Art Gallery I.
Parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge. You will need exact change for the automatic ticket machines as they DO NOT give change back. The Beaton Institute is wheelchair accessible.