Here you can learn about the difficult lives of the local men whose job it was to extract coal from undersea collieries. After perusing the exhibits, you can don a hard hat and descend into the damp, claustrophobic recesses of a shaft beneath the museum with a retired miner who'll recount his own experiences toiling in the bowels of the earth. The 15-acre property also includes a replica village that gives you a sense of workers' home life, and it has a theater where the
Men of the Deeps choir, a world-renowned group of working and retired miners, performs in summer.
42 Birkley St., Quarry Point, 19 km (12 miles) east of Sydney, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, B1A 5T8, Canada