Cape Breton Island Sights

Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Cape Breton Fossil Centre

  • 159 Legatto St. Map It
  • Sydney Mines

Published 05/06/2016

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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.

Sight Information


159 Legatto St., Sydney, Nova Scotia, B1V 5S6, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • Museum C$7, field trip C$12
  • June–mid-Oct., Tues.–Sat. 9–5

Published 05/06/2016


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