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 global research and strives to promote inquiry through innovative academic and public programming initiatives.
The Beaton Institute is located in CE-267 (Student, Culture, & Heritage Centre), adjacent to the Cape Breton University Art Gallery and the Mi’kmaq Resource Centre. The Institute is wheelchair accessible, and parking is available with a $1.00 per day charge.
Monday: Closed to the public Tuesday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Wednesday: 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Thursday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm -4:00 pm (Closed for lunch) Friday: 10:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm -4:00 pm (Closed for lunch)
Staff Hours: Monday – Friday: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
The Beaton Institute is closed when the Cape Breton University is closed for holidays or campus closures. If you are planning a visit, please review the Important Dates calendar.
CBU Students, Faculty and community members are encouraged to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to make appointments at any time throughout the week during the academic terms.
Please note: Our microfilm-scanner must be booked before use; two-hour time slots are available. Email email@example.com in advance of your visit for more information.