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The Eastern Shore and Northern Nova Scotia Sights

Springhill Miners Museum

  • 145 Black River Rd. Map It
  • Springhill

Updated 11/15/2013

Fodor's Review

The site of several tragedies, the Springhill coalfield gained international attention in 1958 when an earthquake created a "bump" that trapped mineworkers underground (75 of them died), but today at this museum you can descend into a mine under safer circumstances. Some of the guides are retired miners who provide firsthand accounts of their working days. Children under five are not admitted.

Sight Information


145 Black River Rd., off Hwy. 2, Springhill, Nova Scotia, B0M 1X0, Canada

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Sight Details:

  • C$7
  • Mid-May–mid-Oct., daily 9–5

Updated 11/15/2013


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