Beaton Institute

About Us

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.

Hours of Operation

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 beaton@cbu.ca 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 beaton@cbu.ca in advance of your visit for more information.

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