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This is a great place to see. I have seen a number of mines but this one really opened my eyes to... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2018
Dan P
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Cranbrook, Canada
EExcellent and informative!

Although a little frightened and nervous of tight spaces, I wanted to see and get a feel for what... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2018
Lady-Harley1
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Reviewed 11 August 2018

This is a great place to see. I have seen a number of mines but this one really opened my eyes to what those Nova Scotia underground coal miners went through. We hear of the tough lives they had but until you experience this mine...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Dan P
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Dear Dan P, Thank you for sharing your impression of our Museum with TripAdvisor. We are pleased that you were able to go underground with a retired miner and get the full experience of what it was like to mine coal in Cape Breton in...More

Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Although a little frightened and nervous of tight spaces, I wanted to see and get a feel for what the miners lived and breathed. The Miners Museum is absolutely excellent!! I am really glad I went! It is a guide it underground tour that helps...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Dear Lady-Harley1, Thanks you for sharing your review of Cape Breton Miners Museum with TripAdvisor. I will be sure to let Sheldon know how much you appreciated his tour. He is and excellent guide and a wonderful storyteller. It also helps that either he, a...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

Great museum. The tour is very interesting, led by a retired miner. It was eye opening to learn what a tough life it was for the miners. Really enjoyed it. Would have been even better to be there when the Men of the Deeps were...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear dancemom51, Thank you for sharing your experience at our Museum with TripAdvisor. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your mine tour. It really is the crown jewel of the Museum. Yes the experience would have been even better with a Men of the Deeps...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

We went on a mine tour with a former miner and what a great experience! Our 11 year old grandson enjoyed it too as we learned about mining, miners, and the history of coal mining in Cape Breton. We were in the mine just shy...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Leanne B
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear Leanne B, Thank you so much for sharing your review of our Museum with TripAdvisor. We are very proud of our history and believe our mine guides tell the story very well. I am pleased too that you mentioned both you and your grandson...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

I could say that the journey from B.C. was worth it for this museum alone ( a little exaggeration, but !! ). We had been to the mine tour in Newfoundland at Belle Isle and this was better because of the museum, the miner's houses,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear BCbikeGuy, Thank you so much for your great review. It is really wonderful to hear that you fully enjoyed your experience here. We like to think we are doing our best but it is gratifying to know you were impacted by our story. You...More

Reviewed 2 August 2018

Spent the morning touring the museum, walking the mine with hard hats et.al. getting a great briefing from the retired miner/ guide...what an experience...learned so much. Spent time on the grounds enjoying the ocean front scenery...a must do visit!!More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 August 2018

Dear PatM52807, Thanks for sharing your experience on TripAdvisor. We love sharing our story with visitors so we are very glad when someone let's us know that they learned something new. I think our coastline view is one of the prettiest on the Island. Safe...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018

This was extremely interesting, been there several times, great place for visitors and a wealth of knowledge on how coal was mined then and now, what dangers they had to work under.

Date of experience: December 2017
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Dear daryl-49, Thank you so much for sharing your review of our Museum with TripAdvisor. We are very glad you had an interesting and educational experience. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 21 July 2018

Glace Bay is a hardscrabble mining town not far from Sydney, NS. Not much to bring tourists except in 1967 the Miners Museum was created. Here you'll find the stories, equipment, and shockingly brutal history of mining in Cape Breton. But the highlight is a...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear Chris L, Thank you for sharing your review with TripAdvisor's readers. We are very proud of our history and are thrilled when a visitor appreciates our story. Sheldon is a wonderful guide and an absolute asset to the Museum. I will be sure to...More

Reviewed 20 July 2018

Our drive to Glace Bay from Port Hawkesbury was a great scenic adventure to start our day at The Miners' Museum. This museum is well worth the 3 hours we spent. The mine tour was guided by "Abbie", a former miner with 30-some years in...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 23 July 2018

Dear luvtotravel6768, Thank you so much for sharing your review on TripAdvisor. Abbie is a wonderful guide and you are right, he does enjoy telling his stories and the stories of his family and friends to interested visitors. I will be sure to tell him...More

Reviewed 18 July 2018

A friend had recommended a visit to the Miners’ museum. Even though it was out of our way, we decided to visit it and we were so glad we did. This museum is not funded by the government so it relies on private funds. We...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 19 July 2018

Dear 60CarolH60, We are very glad you went out of your way to visit our Museum and share your review with TripAdvisor. Our mine guides are the real treasures of the Museum and I will certainly share with Abbie how much you enjoyed his tour....More

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22 September 2018|
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Response from CinCross | Reviewed this property |
They are open 10am-6pm 7 days a week. Bring a tip for your guide! It’s well worth it! If you google ‘Cape Breton Miners Museum’ it comes up with the hours.
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Dean B
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At least an hour for the tour itself I would say. There is a museum you can walk through in that building and some outer buildings. I would 2 hrs to be there
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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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