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Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

147 North Foord Street | Nova Scotia, Stellarton, Nova Scotia B0K 1S0, Canada
+1 902-755-5425
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Gem of a stop

We are 4 seniors traveling and stopped here - mostly because our husbands were interested... read more

Reviewed October 21, 2017
Wendy S
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Amazing Place

This type of museum rarely interests me, however; this is a fascinating place full of machines and... read more

Reviewed October 15, 2017
Wanda P
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Atlantic Canada's largest museum, the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry tells the story of work and workers. Here one will find technology, a beautiful pressed glass collection, an extensive collection of historic locomotives, steam engines, cars and coal mining. Children will love the hands-on fun, the trains, and the demos. Find the true meaning of "made in Nova Scotia" at the Museum of Industry.
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  • Average6%
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147 North Foord Street | Nova Scotia, Stellarton, Nova Scotia B0K 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed October 21, 2017

We are 4 seniors traveling and stopped here - mostly because our husbands were interested. However, all of us liked this. Excellent displays and educational experience. This was listed in the AAA book as a gem - yes it was.

Thank Wendy S
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Reviewed October 15, 2017 via mobile

This type of museum rarely interests me, however; this is a fascinating place full of machines and technology. Make sure to allow plenty of time with Paul as he explains coal mining in this area. He has first hand knowledge of the mines and how...More

Thank Wanda P
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

This is an outstanding place to see the change that occurred over the past 100 years or so in industry. The presentation on the coal mining sector,was extremely well done and very eye opening. They have many operating machines which they demonstrate as you go...More

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Reviewed October 13, 2017

We spent an hour and a half here and two hours would have been better. There are many models and full size items that show how things work. The working demo of the difference between different kinds of water wheels was well done. The staff...More

Thank Larry D
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Reviewed September 21, 2017

We came across this museum by chance ....it was a very wet day and we had time to kill before making our way to the airport for our flight back to the UK. What a find! Being from the North East of England with its...More

Thank lauraGTyneside
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Reviewed September 20, 2017

The Museum of Industry is a must see for everyone. One of the most educational museums covering all interests. Geological and prehistoric history to the hardships and later innovations of the early settlers to the industry's built to help people earn a living. On a...More

Thank shane c
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Reviewed September 4, 2017 via mobile

Multiple exhibits of various preindustrial and industrial era trades and areas of employment. Includes several well preserved steam engines and other equipment, antique cars etc. Moving exhibit on the local mining industry and short term exhibit on local lady through her own photos and newspaper...More

Thank 780cat
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Reviewed August 28, 2017

Not sure what to expect and not sure if it would hold the interest of children . We were pleasantly surprised. The displays were interactive for the children which is certainly preferable over having to read about inventions etc. The staff were friendly and approachable....More

Thank kathleen17259
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Great place to explore and learn about our industrial community. Many times a year there are special theme events.

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Reviewed June 30, 2017 via mobile

This is a great hands on place for kids. Very reasonable for a family. It's got a great layout with some unique artifacts.

Thank Shahzad D
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Denise T, Marketing Services Officer at Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2017

Thanks for the positive feedback!

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