Cape Breton Island Sights



Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Cape Breton Fossil Centre

Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Cape Breton Fossil Centre Review

Two affiliated facilities across the harbor from Sydney proper chronicle the area's prehistoric and more recent pasts. The mines museum, which occupies a small converted train station, surveys area history but focuses on Sydney's coal-mining connection. Displays at the fossil center include 300-million-year-old specimens from the Sydney Coal Fields. The fossil center's curator leads two-hour fossil-hunting field trips, by reservation, on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 am; you'll need your own transportation to the trip's starting point.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 159 Legatto St., Sydney Mines, Sydney, NS B1V 5S6 | Map It
  • Phone: 902/544–0992
  • Cost: Museum C$6, field trip C$11
  • Hours: June–mid-Oct., Tues.–Sat. 9–5
  • Website:
  • Location: Sydney
Updated: 11-15-2013

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