Fodor's Expert Review Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

Pictou Museum/Gallery

Your own job may be the last thing you want to think about while vacationing, but if you're curious about those the industrious locals have traditionally held, Stellarton, just 20 km (12 miles) from Pictou, is worth a detour for this museum that brings our industrial heritage to life. Like factory and mine workers of old, you can punch in with a time card and then get straight to work. Hands-on exhibits, very popular with young visitors, will show you how to hook a rag mat, print a bookmark, operate a steam engine, or pack chocolates into a moving box on an assembly line. Interactive computer exhibits explore multimedia as a tool of industry, and some 30,000 industrial artifacts are on display, including Canada's oldest steam locomotives, and the kids train gallery is a hit with very young children.

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Quick Facts

147 N. Foord St.
Pictou, Nova Scotia  B0K 1S0, Canada


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: C$8.90, May and June, Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 1–5; July–Oct., Mon.–Sat. 9–5, Sun. 10–5; Nov.–Apr., weekdays 9–5

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