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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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Eye opening experience

Our first trip to Cape Breton Island and we visited the Miner's Museum. We took the underground... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rick W
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Methuen, Massachusetts
Coal miners museumj

This is a great museum. You need totake the mine tour as well. This is really the highlight of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry B
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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

Our first trip to Cape Breton Island and we visited the Miner's Museum. We took the underground mine tour, which was a real eye opening experience. Our tour guide was a retired miner, Sheldon Gouthro who offered such personal insight along with funny and serious...More

Thank Rick W
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Dear Rick W, We are please you found your experience here at the museum enlightening. It is inspiring to know what our ancestors went through so that we could have a better life. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum. You need totake the mine tour as well. This is really the highlight of the site. The guide is an old miner with many interesting stories about the old days. You go into a real mine and experience some of...More

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

Dear Barry B, We are so glad you enjoyed our experience here at our Museum. We are very proud of our guides and are thrilled when visitors let us know that they think highly of them as well. Safe Travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

We took the tour of the mine and we were amazed. Our tour was led by a retired miner Wishie Donovan. This is an experience not to be missed. Our guide was so informative with facts as well as personal experiences. The tour was only...More

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

Dear BDFD, We are very glad you enjoyed your experience at out Museum. Wishie is a treasure and one of the best storytellers I have ever come across. All our guides are have the ability to make history come alive for our visitors. We are...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This area once had the largest iron mill in the world thanks to abundant coal. But mining and smelting are now history. The miners still live here and are wonderful story tellers as they lead you through the now abandoned coal shafts. Warning, the underground...More

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

Dear Ernie B, We are very glad you enjoyed your experience at our Museum. You hit the nail on the head when you said "the miners are wonderful storytellers." They are the living history of our culture. I will look into your suggestion of canes...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our visit to the Miners' Museum. We took the tour down into the mine with a retired miner named "Wish" and he was very knowledgeable and informative. The history and stories that go along with the mines are really unbelievable. Being underground...More

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

Dear Stacey W, We are very glad you enjoyed your experience at our Museum. We are very proud of our history and our mine guides and the Men of the Deeps are excellent ambassadors for our culture. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Going into a replica mine with a former 30-year miner was very informative. Museum exhibits are also great. I highly recommend this tour

Thank Pat M
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Pat M, Thank you for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. We very much appreciate your recommendation. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was great, A miner who use to work there gave us the tour. He was informative and funny all in the one.

Thank pcak2005
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear pcak2005, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your experience at our Museum. Thanks for sharing with others on TripAdvisor. ALl the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Living in glace bay all my life, I never really thought to go to the museum figuring that there wasn't much to learn about or experience there, since this is a coal mining town and all that already I already know about that stuff, right?...More

Thank Matt T
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Matt T, Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts about our Museum on TripAdvisor. One of our biggest wishes is to share our history with locals so that we don't forget our history and the life our fathers and grandfather led. All the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great tour of a mine. Very educational, we learned a lot. There is very little height in the mine itself, however the tour is not long and towards the end there is a place to rest and sit upright. A must see to understand Nova...More

Thank Tanya B
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Tanya B, We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. We are very proud of our history and love to share it with others. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an excellent local attraction for adults and kids, locals and those from afar. Main attraction is a trip down a real mine led by an old retired miner with many tales to tell. The mine shaft is damp and low so you get...More

Thank GreenDotLondon
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear GreenDotLondon, We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience at our Museum. Wishie is a treasure and we are very grateful we have him to tell the stories about our mining history. Safe travels, Mary Pat

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elysecarey
3 July 2016|
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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
21 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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