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Cape Breton Miners' Museum

42 Birkley Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5T8, Canada
+1 902-849-4522
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Cool Coal Mine

Went to the mine as a family outing, our tour guide Terry was very informative about the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
BlairMacK
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Charlottetown, Canada
Good info and tour

We stopped first at the restaurant and had excellent coffee and sweets. The actual tour was very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
WilliamM1098
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Ottawa, Canada
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42 Birkley Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5T8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went to the mine as a family outing, our tour guide Terry was very informative about the history of the industry. He gave tremendous insight to the hardship associated with the mines , from a first hand point of view. Very well laid out facility...More

Thank BlairMacK
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Dear BlairMacK, Thank you for your kind words. We are very proud of our Museum and are so please when someone lets us know that they enjoyed our facility. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped first at the restaurant and had excellent coffee and sweets. The actual tour was very informative and well done. The tour guide was obviously well acquainted with mining and the history of mining in the area. We all enjoyed all aspects of the...More

1  Thank WilliamM1098
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear William M1098, We are very glad you enjoyed your experience here at the Museum. Thanks for sharing, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

Sheldon lead a very engaging tour, after we had looked at the museum. The mine is one of the more interesting things we have done here, and it gives a clear and sobering picture of the difficulties of the miners' lives. Be sure to visit...More

1  Thank OlVirginny
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Dear OlVirginny, We are thrilled you enjoyed your experience here at the Museum. Thank you for sharing you thoughts with us. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to this place not knowing what to expect. It was a rainy morning so our host from the B&B adviced this place. We were really happy we did this! We didn't know anything about coal mining and the guided tor by an ex...More

1  Thank stevieharkie
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear stevieharkie, We love hearing that people enjoyed their time with us. Thank you so much for letting us know. All the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a full day so we were there when it opened. we didn't get to go on the mine tour because it didn't run til 11.30am, too bad it didn't run earlier. Interesting to see and read all the info on the mine but...More

Thank Barb L
Mary M, Executuve Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Barb L, So sorry you did not get the full experience of the Museum. Perhaps next time. All the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to get an idea of the history on coal mining on Cape Breton. Be sure to include a tour underground with one of the retired miners on site. The stories are too varied to explain here ! Very educational,historical and entertaining a...More

1  Thank bobbisson
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear bobbisson, I am thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for letting us know. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our tour guide was Abbie. Hearing of his firsthand experiences was amazing. The mine tour was excellent and the museum was interesting as well.

Thank msu_mom
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello msu_mom We are very glad you enjoyed your visit. Thanks for letting us know. All the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed the tour and visiting the inside & outside buildings. Our tour guide was interesting and obviously passionate about the subject. We certainly came away with a better understanding of the conditions under which they worked. I felt that $50 for a family of four...More

Thank H H
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello HH, I am sorry you did not feel the Museum was worth $50 for a family of 4. People usually explore the Museum for 2.5 to 3 hours including the mine tour of 1.25 hours. The tour coordinator usually details the height of the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just completed a tour of the mine and the buildings by Sheldon and Henry. Great tour, very informative thanks in part to the tour guides. A must see if you are in the area.

1  Thank Stuart71
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Stuart71, Thanks for your kind words. Sheldon and Henry are both an asset to our Museum> All the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I happened upon this museum in Canada Day. There were gentlemen sitting outside as I arrived, who asked if I had been before and when I said 'no' they informed me of the tour. It was about an hour prior to the next tour, so...More

Thank Foodie4Life1982
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Foodie4Life 1982, We are so glad you enjoyed your time with us and even more delighted that you are planning on bringing friends and family to our Museum. Safe travels, Mary Pat

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elysecarey
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Response from Mary M | Property representative |
The bus stop is about 4 blocks from the pier. Take Esplanade to Dorchester to George. Wait at the glass-enclosed bus stop on Dorchester just short of George Street. Take the #1 Glace Bay bus at 10:00 or 11:00am. It may... More
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Melinda W
22 April 2015|
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Response from Mary M | Property representative |
You can catch a cab away from the pier and it will cost you $25.00 one way. Renting a car would be a little costlier but you could make other stops along the way. For a really inexpensive trip to Glace Bay you can catch the... More
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