Cape Breton Island Sights

Cape Breton Miners' Museum

  • 42 Birkley St. Map It
  • Glace Bay

Published 08/08/2014

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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.

Sight Information


42 Birkley St., Quarry Point, 19 km (12 miles) east of Sydney, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, B1A 5T8, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • Museum C$6, museum and mine tour C$12
  • July and Aug., daily 10–6 (until 7 on Tues.); Sept. and Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–May, weekdays 9–4

Published 08/08/2014


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