Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

Nova Scotia Museum of Industry
4.5
9:30 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
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Sam B
South Carolina333 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
REALLY enjoyed this museum!! While we were there Phil gave a demonstration in the machine shop which was very interesting. The machine shop had been a part of the operations from one of the nearby mines. Later, we ran into Phil again, and he demonstrated the "Samson" locomotive for us. These were amazing machines that operated for over 120 years before they were retired. Lots of other industrial exhibits as well. Great for kids to see how old technology worked.
Written August 26, 2023
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Lindsay L
37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
What a great time we had at this museum. Lots of interactive displays for the kids and adults alike. So much history to learn. Thank you to Paul who walked us through the Coal and Grit display and shared a lot of information with us! We will be back to see the Mastodon exhibit!
Written March 7, 2023
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J W
New Glasgow, Canada17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
We now live in New Glasgow and visited the museum during some down time, absolutely fascinating look into the industrial history and heritage of Nova Scotia. It is well worth a visit and you can easily spend a few hours here. The museum has a nice gift shop with very varied selection of reading materials. Only down side no cafe on site but all the usual and few independent eateries are nearby.
Written December 1, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for visiting the Museum of Industry and taking the time to provide a review. It would be convenient to have an onsite café, but there are so many great eateries close by. Did you know we now offer an annual pass? Valid for one year from date of purchase, unlimited visits that also includes 15% of Museum Shop purchases. Adult $24.95 Family $42.50. Hope you visit again soon. Warm regard, Denise
Written January 26, 2023
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catherinej62
Vancouver, Canada80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Couples
Not to be missed. Evolution of industry. We were there nearly 2 hours. Fabulous knowledgeable volunteers along the way.
Written September 14, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to provide a review! Warm regards, Denise
Written January 26, 2023
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Emily S
Jersey, UK14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This was brilliant. So good for kids, lots to fiddle with and enjoy. Super demonstrations and such lovely people in the crafting section who were super knowledgable about making many different types of rugs and bedspreads.
Written August 24, 2022
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Hello, Thank you for visiting and taking the time to provide a review. Our pre-industrial household area shows some of the things that women made for their homes and families, many were simple necessities. Today, these are considered crafts and our volunteers delight in sharing their knowledge with Museum visitors. Warm regards, Denise
Written January 26, 2023
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RDHiscott
Lion's Head, Canada327 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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, Canada24 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, Canada133 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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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NOVA SCOTIA MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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