Colville House

Colville House was the home of Canadian artist Alex Colville, his wife Rhoda, and their four children, from 1949 to 1973. In the modest attic studio of this house, Alex Colville painted many of his most renowned artworks including Horse and Train and Nude and Dummy. Today Colville House is open to the public as a site devoted to Colville and his art.

Colville House is a small house, with all exhibits featured on the first floor. These include the installation of the artist’s studio as he left it at the time of his death in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. Tours of Colville House are self-guided, and thematic cards provide context for objects on view. Visitors may spend as much or little time as desired.

76 York Street
Sackville, New Brunswick


Due to concerns related to COVID-19, and in an effort to ensure the safety of our staff and the public, Colville House is closed temporarily until further notice.

A two-storey Carpenter Gothic style white clapboard house with tall windows, a steeply pitched roof and a prominent cross-gable.

Venue Access

There are two steps to the entrance of Colville House which do not have a ramp or a handrail. There is no automatic door opener. Colville House welcomes guide dogs and other service animals.


Gender-neutral bathrooms are located on the second floor are not wheelchair accessible. One flight of stairs leads to the second floor.

Other Services

Large print copies of wall labels and thematic cards are available on Kindle e-readers from the Colville House attendant for use in the exhibits.

Open captioning is provided on videos included in the exhibitions.


There are two reserved parking spaces in the Hillcrest Parking Lot, located next to Colville House. See the Campus Map.