The Tignish Cultural Centre which houses the local museum featuring artifacts and documentation of the local history and culture was the 1999 Bicentennial Celebrations Legacy Project. It was turned over to the Tignish Historical Preservation Foundation who operated it for the first 6 years. In 2005 with mounting debt and lack of capacity the group approached Tignish Initiatives to purchase the asset and take on the operation and mandate. Tignish has in its capacity successfully operated the centre since and has been host to art exhibits both local and provincial as well as quilt shows and cultural experiences. Also located in the building is the Community Library, Community Internet Access Site, Visitor Welcome Centre and Tignish Treasures a small gift shop which features local artisans including paintings, quilts, soaps, knitting etc.