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Miner's Museum, Glace Bay

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Visit Miner's Museum for a first-hand experience of the history of this converted coal mine. Situated in the picturesque Glace Bay, the museum offers guided tours with retired miners, giving you a sense of what it was like to work there. See informative exhibits about the mining industry, view original buildings from the time period, or venture into the closed mine with the guide and experience the hardships the workers used to face. After the tour you can browse the gift shop, or get a tasty meal at the village restaurant. Our Glace Bay family vacation planner makes visiting Miner's Museum and other Glace Bay attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Let me preface this by saying that we did not do the mine tour, just visited the museum and watched the film. The people at the front desk were very nice and very informative, but the way the tours we...  more »
  • We wholeheartedly endorse the description given by Gus H: this is a magnificent experience, not to be missed if you visit the Sydney area. The exhibits are outstanding, the mine tour stunning, the sta...  more »
  • Myself and my wife lived in this area all our live and made our first trip there , it was an experience that I will never forget. When you meet your tour guide and head down the mine reality sets in, ...  more »
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  • The museum offers guided tour down an old mine. The tour is highly recommended as it is guided by a retired miner who can share with you real stories of miner's life. Plus, how often do you get to see and walk down in a real mine? An oppurtunity not to be missed! Make sure to wear sturdy shoes as it gets pretty moist and wet inside the mine. The museum also has a restaurant if you get hungry after the tour. The food there is pretty amazing too!
  • Always a favorite of mine. Friendly staff and informative exhibitions on our mining history. A trip in the underground mine is a must do! Retired Miners give guided tours underground all the while explaining what it's like to work underground.
  • TA great selection of delicious homemade food. The staff is very friendly. You will love it. Trust me!
  • Great stories! If you do the mine tour, you need to be comfortable being bent over in a 48" tunnel for almost an hour.
  • Find out what it was really like to mine coal from real retired miners. Definitely worth the time.