Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum

Explore Greater Masset's rich maritime history, from canoes to the foundations of modern fishing

The Museum

Dixon Entrance Maritime Museum first opened in May 2001. Spearheaded by David Phillips, a small group of dedicated volunteers made real a dream started in the 1970’s. David, Bob Wylie, Charlie Bellis and Sam Simpson wanted to gather up maritime history and open a museum dedicated to preserving and showcasing the stories of northern Haida Gwaii.

The Building

Built in 1914 to serve as the island’s first hospital, the building was the first with a concrete foundation on the islands.  By 1948 though, it was turned over to the School District for a dollar when the Health Services decided to move closer to the town centre on Main Street.

Our Mandate

To collect, preserve and showcase the artefacts, stories and processes of maritime industries, culture and resources, past and present.


View collections, scroll through the gallery, and explore Masset’s rich maritime past