Fodor's Expert Review Cape Breton Miners' Museum

Sydney Museum/Gallery

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.

Museum/Gallery Silversea Cruise

Quick Facts

17 Museum St.
Glace Bay, Nova Scotia  B1A 5T8, Canada

902-849–4522

www.minersmuseum.com

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum C$6, museum and mine tour C$12, July and Aug., daily 10–6 (until 7 on concert nights); Sept. and Oct., daily 10–6; Nov.–May, weekdays 9–4 by appointment

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