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Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and Fossil Centre

159 Legatto St, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia B1V 2S6, Canada
+1 902-544-0992
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Educational tour with super friendly staff

My wife and I visited the Fossil Museum and enjoyed our visit. I have always been interested in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
shane c
Calgary, Canada

Had visited friends in Sydney Mines numerous times,but only in the winter season... only open May... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2017
Riverview, Canada
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159 Legatto St, Sydney Mines, Nova Scotia B1V 2S6, Canada
+1 902-544-0992
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited the Fossil Museum and enjoyed our visit. I have always been interested in fossils and I also work in the mining industry. The thing that stands out is is the staff gave us a thorough education on the geology and...More

Thank shane c
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Had visited friends in Sydney Mines numerous times,but only in the winter season... only open May- October? So had never had the opportunity to explore this site. It was well worth the stop. Dr. Stewart Critchly geologist and curator took time to explain to our...More

Thank allankaren60
Reviewed 11 August 2017

A must see for everyone who is interested in the cultural history of Cape Breton; the history of how the earth was formed over 315 million years ago, how fossils were formed and the different flora and fauna that grew during that time. The young...More

Thank wally v
Reviewed 9 August 2017

While visiting friends in Sydney Mines they suggested we take the time to visit this museum before carrying on to the highlands. We were not disappointed. What I thought would be a quick walk through a museum caught our attention and imagination for 5 hours....More

Thank Happydays61
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We went to this museum on Thursday past and we are glad we did...our 9 year old son wanted to see the fossils as he missed out on a field trip...the young girl that showed us around to all three museums was very knowledgeable and...More

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Too late to see the museum ...but what we did see outside of the museum before the concert looked very interesting!. We obtained tickets for the concert before we left on vacation, at a very reasonable price. A children's choir from British Columbia were preforming...More

Thank Dawn L
Reviewed 15 July 2017

One of the highlights of our trip to Nova Scotia was a visit to this museum. In particular we found that the staff is knowledgeable about the exhibits and eager to help. We signed up for the fossil tour, which was a unique experience. An...More

Thank OlVirginny
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

There are two museums in one, the excellent fossil museum and the historical museum. Four if you count the sports museum and apparently there is a mining museum that I didn't see. The guides are cheerful, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and friendly. They are happy to show...More

Thank JanBryant5
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I never do knew what those miners went through until I visited this mine and went down into just a little taste of what of mine is white with a retired Miner those people suffered they were down on the job it was stinky it...More

Thank Ramona M
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Didn't expect to learn so much and be able to see and touch old fossils here. The kids had a a blast and were also able to take a old fossil home with them Both the caboose and train station are part of this museum...More

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