Miner's Museum, Glace Bay

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#3 of 35 in Museums in Cape Breton Island
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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  • August 14, 2017
    Get a firsthand look at a demonstration coal mine located under the ocean floor. The museum has lots of artifacts to explain the life of a coal miner in cape Breton, but the tour of the coal mine with...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Visited this Coal miners museum while cruising Canada. Saw it as one of the cruise ship excursions for $80 per person. Seemed a little pricey. But it did sound interesting. I did some research. This i...  more »
  • August 2, 2017
    Interesting tour and very informative. Our guide was great. The only complaint we had with the tour was that for an hour you had to be hunched over if you were much taller than 5'5" or so. Those of us...  more »
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  • June 21, 2017
    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!
  • June 2, 2017
    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.
  • June 23, 2017
    TA great selection of delicious homemade food. The staff is very friendly. You will love it. Trust me!
  • July 6, 2017
    Great stories! If you do the mine tour, you need to be comfortable being bent over in a 48" tunnel for almost an hour.
  • June 18, 2017
    Find out what it was really like to mine coal from real retired miners. Definitely worth the time.

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