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Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

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Time well spent.

Great place for all ages. Many interactive displays. History of mining in Nova Scotia very well... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2018
Mimipolley
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Ilderton, Canada
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Excellent museum

We stopped here on the way from Halifax to Cape Breton and are so glad we did. We spent two hours... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
PDoug
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New Jersey, USA
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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...more
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147 North Foord Street | Nova Scotia, Stellarton, Nova Scotia B0K 1S0, Canada
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Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

Great place for all ages. Many interactive displays. History of mining in Nova Scotia very well presented. Highly recommend. Spent 2 hours. Also enjoyed the art exhibits and truck rug hooking.

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Reviewed 3 September 2018

We stopped here on the way from Halifax to Cape Breton and are so glad we did. We spent two hours looking at all the exhibits detailing Nova Scotia's various industries through time. The staff was extremely knowledgeable, and in fact someone who used to...More

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DeniseT1415, Marketing Services Officer at Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for visiting us!

Reviewed 27 August 2018

The museum staff were incredibly knowledgeable and ready to pass along their knowledge. Great interactive displays and wonderful working items such as printing press, and machine shop.

Thank Schazam
DeniseT1415, Marketing Services Officer at Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you the nice review.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We spent 2 hrs here exploring their displays and theme rooms. They have extremely well done interactive displays which seem to entertain the old and the young alike. Actual displays of vintage and period tools and equipment in use.

Thank Stuart S
DeniseT1415, Marketing Services Officer at Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for the great review! Happy you enjoyed our interactive exhibits.

Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Kids said “awwww, we don’t want to go to a MUSEUM!” But within minutes through the door they were fully engaged and interested in everything they were seeing! The interpreters were great- patient, knowledgeable and really fantastic with the kids! There was tons of hands...More

Thank Heather E
DeniseT1415, Marketing Services Officer at Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you for the review!

Reviewed 3 July 2018

I was not sure this would be classified as the GEM, but it is. I learned a lot about water, agriculture, machines - and there was much for young children to touch, feel, work and play with. The assistants were friendly, helpful and knowledgeable about...More

Thank Sue O
DeniseT1415, Marketing Services Officer at Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Sue, thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 30 May 2018 via mobile

The displays alone in the museum are interesting enough, but if you get the chance to hear Interpreter Paul speak about the mining history of the area and give demonstrations of the belt driven equiptment, jump on it. He is very knowledgeable and an amazing...More

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DeniseT1415, Marketing Services Officer at Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2018

Thank you Megan for the great review! Paul is very passionate about our local history.

Reviewed 21 October 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.

1  Thank Wendy S
Reviewed 15 October 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

1  Thank Wanda P
Reviewed 14 October 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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