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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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Great little find!

Kids said “awwww, we don’t want to go to a MUSEUM!” But within minutes through the door they were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Heather E
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St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada
via mobile
Excellent displays, knowledgeable assistants

I was not sure this would be classified as the GEM, but it is. I learned a lot about water... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue O
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Westhampton, Massachusetts
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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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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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147 North Foord Street | Nova Scotia, Stellarton, Nova Scotia B0K 1S0, Canada
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+1 902-755-5425
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed May 30, 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

2  Thank Megan K
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Reviewed October 20, 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
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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

1  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

1  Thank rick w
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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

1  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

1  Thank lauraGTyneside
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Reviewed September 19, 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

1  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

1  Thank 780cat
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