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We went down into the mine and saw exactly how they would have done it before "The Bump". It definitely would have been scary down there with no food,water or light for 8 1/2 days. The tour was excellent. Make sure to wear decent foot...More
We toured the museum and mine today. Such an informative tour guide. Going down 300 feet and feeling what the coal miners would have felt while working underground was chilling to the bone. The disaster of the bump sure makes you sad knowing the sacrifices...More
Lady at the front desk was pretty unfriendly. However, once we got past her our Tour guide TONY was awesome. He was very knowledgeable and interesting and passionate about the mine and his work there. Highly recommend the tour.
Today my family and I stopped at the Springhill Mine Museum. (3 kids aged 16-11) It was an informative tour. Not a long stop but just enough to allow you to appreciate the tough life of a miner and the tragedies they have seen. Our...More
Not many other places will let you enter an old coal mine, go underground
and get a feel for what the miners did everyday. You learn a bit about the site, the tragedies and the men who worked in the mine. Our tour guide had...More
Thanks James - beat me to it. I really enjoyed the tour both times I went - if you get a tour guide who has a personal connection to the mine (i.e. a relative who was a miner), you will really be in for a treat! In 2016, the... More
Thanks James - beat me to it. I really enjoyed the tour both times I went - if you get a tour guide who has a personal connection to the mine (i.e. a relative who was a miner), you will really be in for a treat! In 2016, the tour guide's father was in The Big Bump (1956), and also told me that he was brought into the world by Dr Carson Murray, father of Anne Murray! A close knit town!