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Wile Carding Mill Museum

242 Victoria Rd, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 2P1, Canada
+1 902-543-8233
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An interesting bit of history

You may not think that a couple of girls aged 4 and 7 would list this as their favourite part of... read more

Reviewed 9 July 2017
Lee B
Alberta, Canada
via mobile
Closed For The Season

I e-mailed the museum before we left on our trip and found that they were closed around Sept 15... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
London, Canada
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242 Victoria Rd, Bridgewater, Nova Scotia B4V 2P1, Canada
+1 902-543-8233

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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

You may not think that a couple of girls aged 4 and 7 would list this as their favourite part of their day but ours couldn't stop talking about the mill following their guided tour. To say the ladies working their were great would be...More

1  Thank Lee B
Reviewed 2 October 2016

I e-mailed the museum before we left on our trip and found that they were closed around Sept 15. Very disappointing since many people still travel in September to the eat coast. It looked interesting but cannot really review.

2  Thank Whiskerskip
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Our tour guide did a fabulous job of explaining the mill and giving us anecdotes. We started off planning to stay 15 minutes and probably stayed 45. Very informative and entertaining! We also got to try our hand at carding and spinning (and could have...More

Thank Nancy S
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

In the mid 1800s, Dean Wile opened a carding business using water from what was later called Sandy Brook to power his mill. Wile brought machines and built the mill to automate carding, which is the act of untangling, cleaning and fluffing sheep's wool and...More

1  Thank Susan and Vinh N
Reviewed 14 August 2016

This is a small museum, but with the personal tour given by the guides it offers a lot about not only the mill but the wider community. It is definately worth the stop if you are nearby, and goes well with the Woollen Museum in...More

Thank David G
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This has been one of the highlights of our 2 week Nova Scotia vacation. The tour was informative, interesting and hands-on which even made it more fun and enjoyable. We agree with all the positive comments posted by other reviewers. Don't miss it! Well worth...More

Thank William W
Reviewed 14 July 2016

The staff here are awesome. They not only give you a great history lesson, but they also give you hands on lessons and you get to card raw wool and spin it into yarn!!! And also the tour takes you to the dirt basement where...More

Thank Terry H
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Not sure what to expect initially, but so very glad we went! We have a small farm with sheep, and I have been involved in the process from sheep to wool, so we had a particular interest, but really, I think the experience would be...More

Thank Keri P
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The staff was very informative and attentive to the students. The mill is a very rustic spot and serves as a great window to the past for children. All of the kids in my group enjoyed carding their own wool and spinning their own yarn.

Thank Stephany A
Reviewed 28 June 2016

An unexpectedly fun time. We were given a personal tour by one of the two staff there of this water mill that ran a sheep's wool processing plant. Our guide was very knowledgeable and answered all of our off-beat questions. The whole building and the...More

Thank Deajay Y
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