Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

Nova Scotia Museum of Industry, Stellarton: Hours, Address, Nova Scotia Museum of Industry Reviews: 4.5/5

Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

Nova Scotia Museum of Industry
4.5
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9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
About
BE SURPRISED HOW MUCH FUN YOU’LL HAVE! Come explore how Nova Scotians worked, what we made and the tools we used. Wander through large exhibit galleries filled with mysterious artifacts. Hear the sounds of machines, watch them move during our demonstrations, and learn what they did. Remember old-fashioned pop bottles, pressed glass and wringer washers? You can reminisce as you discover objects like those that once were found in your family home. The British Industrial Revolution came to Nova Scotia in 1827 with the technology, skilled coal miners and money to establish an industry right here on our site and this transformed Nova Scotia. Learn more about the rich history that made us a National Historic Site. The children will love our Kids’ Train, pump-ups and other adventures that await them throughout the exhibits. Bilingual Exhibits * Free Parking * Gift Shop * Open year-round Free Wi-Fi
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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RDHiscott
Lion's Head, Canada320 contributions
Sep. 2021
Historical and informative with respect to early industry in Nova Scotia, especially coal mining operations here and in Cape Breton. Oldest surviving steam train locomotives on display, and many artifacts and displays of workers conditions and homes in an earlier era.
Written September 26, 2021
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Paul
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada23 contributions
Aug. 2021
Try out and have fun at the water pumping station! View the large works of steel. Cute display for kids. One may spend hours here if one reads everything. Nice art gallery near the end. Then had a nice picnic outside on a table on the grounds on a summer day with a light breeze.
Written August 16, 2021
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Curt G
2 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Family
So many things to see. Interactive activities for the kids to learn about water power, cranes, scaled and full sized trains.

A great way to spend a morning or afternoon
Written July 6, 2021
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Thank you for the great review.
Written July 25, 2021
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maritimer_11
Lower Sackville, Canada127 contributions
Aug. 2020
What a great experience touring this museum! We spent about 3 hours going through all of the exhibits and all of the staff were so friendly and helpful. You can easily see how proud they are to work there and how much they want to share this part of history. Paul did a presentation of the machine shop which included running each of the machines. He is very knowledgeable and so eager to answer all of our questions. Thank you for an interesting and enlightening afternoon.
Written August 27, 2020
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Travel116357
3 contributions
Sep. 2019
We did this while on a boat cruise and it was a highlight of the trip. Had no idea of all the great things made in Nova Scotia. Museum is very well organized from coal mining history to many modern activities on going today.
Great staff and free 'oat cakes' Do not miss this one!

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Written October 16, 2019
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Always a pleasure to welcome cruise ship visitors. Thanks for the great review.
Written October 17, 2019
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Stanley I
Cobourg, Ontario, Canada7 contributions
Sep. 2019
I wouldn’t have known about this fine museum except I was staying at a nearby hotel in Stellarton. I was very impressed by the clearly and colourfully told stories of the development of industry in Nova Scotia and the uncrowded layout. The early train on display is impressive and there are all sorts of interactive exhibits suitable for both children and adults. I hope to get back again as I didn’t get to see the mining exhibit.
Written September 21, 2019
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Thanks for the great review!
Written September 26, 2019
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Bluenose travellers
Lower Whitehead, Canada3 contributions
Aug. 2019
Recently spent a fascinating few hours here, in a huge purpose built complex, made to fit in with this area's history if heavy industry. From the massive lobby, and on through a couple of acres of well designed, laid out, and labelled exhibits, we were treated to an interesting and understandable history of industry in Nova Scotia complete with thousands of artifacts, and many, many interactive displays for kids of all ages to fiddle with. From the dawn of the industrial age, to the space age and the digital world of today, this information is in the form of a tale well told, and makes learning fun. One can't help but be impressed and as a Bluenoser, proud, of this museum, and of what our little province has accomplished!

A lot of walking to see it all, but the whole place is accessible, well lit, and all signage, bilingual of course, is legible and clearly written. We two seniors felt we had done it justice in 2 hours, but this place would be fascinating for kids, so maybe allow at least half a day.
Written September 19, 2019
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Thanks for the wonderful review!
Written September 26, 2019
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Jodyth
7 contributions
Sep. 2019 • Couples
A hidden gem for sure! Allow at least 2 hours+ to see and read everything! Very little interactive for kids though but full of interesting facts and wonderful history of the region. Room after room, display after display it just kept going and going. Very organized and staff very knowledgeable and very very clean.
Written September 15, 2019
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Thanks for the great review!
Written September 26, 2019
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Nora J
1 contribution
Aug. 2019
We visit this museum about once a year when visiting my parents. Just recently, my sister and her family came along - we have 5 kids (ages 2 - 10) between us. The kids had a great time and Carolyn (on staff) enriched my and my sister's experience immeasurably with detailed stories related to several exhibits. She was knowledgeable, friendly and forthcoming with facts and tales that brought the exhibits alive. Wonderful!
Written September 8, 2019
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Thanks for the great review! I will share your kind words with Carolyn
Written September 26, 2019
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Graham R
177 contributions
Aug. 2019 • Couples
The staff were welcoming. We wandered around the exhibits. We were also given a guided tour of some exhibits by gentleman who generated great enthusiasm as he was showing a working exhibit. A great wildness to answer any questions.
Thoroughly recommended
Written September 3, 2019
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Thank you for the great review!
Written September 26, 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

Nova Scotia Museum of Industry is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tue - Sun 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.