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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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One of the best things we did!

I have to confess that I wasn't especially excited to be touring a coal mine, but I tagged along... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Divona H
So cool!!!!

What an awesome experience!!! We did the underground tour with a retired miner. Sheldon has been a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barry C
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Ottawa, Canada
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42 Birkley Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5T8, Canada
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+1 902-849-4522
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I have to confess that I wasn't especially excited to be touring a coal mine, but I tagged along - and am I ever glad I did. This was a highlight of our Nova Scotia vacation. The retired coal miner (Abbie Michalik) who took us...More

Thank Divona H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an awesome experience!!! We did the underground tour with a retired miner. Sheldon has been a guide for 15 years and definitely knows his stuff. He told us all about the history of the mine and his own history. These men have led extraordinary...More

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

Dear Barry C, We are so glad you had a wonderful experience at the Museum. Sheldon is a great guide and we are very lucky to have him. All the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

I would highly recommend this tour. It isn't a "real" mine, it was built for the museum but simulates a mine from the 20s. Thankfully the result is it is very safe and quite comfortable to move through. Our tour guide Terry was excellent!

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

Dear Jillian P, We are so pleased you had an excellent experience at out Museum. Terry is a wonderful guide and we are very lucky to have him. Safe Travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 1 week ago

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 a retired miner tells a lot...More

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

Dear John C, Thank you for your kind words. I totally agree that the jewel in our crown is the mine tour with a retired miner. Our guides are well verse in the history because they and their families lived it. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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 is what we actually did: From where the ship docked...More

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

Dear SMS_Bob, I am glad you enjoyed your trip to our Museum. And thanks for sharing your thoughts on TripAdvisor. Safe Travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 who were on the tall...More

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

Dear Sylvia A, I am so sorry you had an uncomfortable tour. Our front desk staff and mine guides both usually warn people of the height of the mine and suggest that people with mobility issues forgo the tour. It is very unusual for both...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tour is about 1 hour long and you have the privilege of having a retired miner to guide you through the mines and talk about his experience. You do have to bend over for about half the tour and wear a hard hat. There...More

Thank swiss2006
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear swiss2006, We are pleased that you enjoyed your experience at our Museum. We are very proud of our history and enjoy showcasing it to our visitors. Safe travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just finished visit to museum and tour of mine. Outstanding experience and humbled by our guide Wish! Knowledgeable, great stories, sense of humour based on 35 years in mines. Can't leave the Cape without visiting here and appreciating what these men represent to region and...More

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

Dear Gary C, Thank you so much for your kind words. Our guides bring to life Cape Breton's Mining history like nobody else can because they lived it. As did their father and their father's father. I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the museum and tour were amazing, great tour and great people. My only issue was the restaurant, were turned away due to no reservation. Sadly we had not eaten and it was 2pm by the time our tour ended, we had a diabetic in our...More

Thank bigbad44
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear bigbad44, Sorry about missing lunch. Our restaurant has been exceptionally busy this year. I cannot say I am sorry about that. We are very proud of our restaurant and the great food and service there. Due to your feed back I will post something...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Cape Breton Miners’ Museum in Glace Bay pays tribute to the contribution of the region’s coal miners and coal mining industry.  We took the underground guided tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery, a coal mine beneath the museum,led by Sheldon Gouthro who shared his...More

Thank VanTheMan1313
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear VanTheMan1313, I am so glad you enjoyed your experience at the Museum. Thank you for letting us know. Safe travels, Mary Pat

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elysecarey
4 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
22 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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