Fodor's Expert Review Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Cape Breton Fossil Centre

Sydney Museum/Gallery

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.

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Quick Facts

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

902-544–0992

www.cbfossil.org

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Museum C$7, field trip C$12, June–mid-Oct., Tues.–Sat. 9–5

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