Miner's Museum, Glace Bay

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. Before you visit Glace Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • This is a real but non-working mine. If you have the nerve, then enjoy the one hour underground tour conducted by a professional miner. Learn about the extent of the coal in the area, its history of e...  more »
  • Our guide shared this with us: People from around the world wanted to come here in these mines. What they didn't know, the miners would be controlled by the people who owned the mine. They started to ...  more »
  • As always the food was amazing!! Staff are always so friendly. A must if visiting glacé bay. ( reminder it is seasonal )  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.

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