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Cape Breton Miners' Museum

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Address: 42 Birkley Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5T8, Canada
Phone Number: 902-849-4522
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Amazing history

This was the best way to appreciate a Miner's life. Our tween and teenager loved Eric Spenser's tour filled with humorous and heartfelt stories. Definitely something for all ages... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

This was the best way to appreciate a Miner's life. Our tween and teenager loved Eric Spenser's tour filled with humorous and heartfelt stories. Definitely something for all ages to experience. Tour guides are retired miners so stories are first hand knowledge. Bending over in low ceilinged areas is required but hard hats are provided and several times along our... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The Miner's Museum is a wonderfully done piece of history. It is great for all ages (you must bend down and the surface is rocky in places) as it transports you into the work day of a miner in the 1800's. You go through a real coal mine and your tour guide is a retired miner from the area that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

I had lunch at the Miner's Museum restaurant and then took the mine tour. Wishie Donovan was the mine tour guide. He was a miner years ago and told a lot of interesting stories about how the mine worked and what really happened when the men went down into the tunnels. The tour lasted nearly one hour and twenty minutes.... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We chose the Miners Museum as our rainy day alternative to the beach. The museum has a number of interesting artifacts but the real highlight is the tour of the mine. Our guide Eric is a terrific story teller and his anecdotes about life in the mines were engaging and educational. Our entire party (4 adults and 2 children) enjoyed... More 

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Witney, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Diverted to visit this museum that is a combination of a typical museum and an underground tour. Very sobering to be reminded of the social and risky working conditions. Tour underground was quite tame compared with what real conditions would have been like. Tour guide brought things to life. We didn't have time to look in the surface buildings. Glad... More 

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Troy, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Our party included 4 adults, a 9 year old girl and 7 year old boy. We knew the boy would love, the surprise was how much our granddaughter loved it ( even after being very reluctant!) our guide, Eric, was fabulous. he kept the kids engaged with his first-hand stories and gentle humor. if you have a cane/ long umbrella... More 

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Canmore, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We were looking for some thing to do on a rainy day. The Miners Museum was interesting and informative. Our tour guide Wish gave us a great sense of the miners experience, being a retired coal miner himself. The connection between the history of Fortress of Louisburg and the coal mines was great. This is an activity that the whole... More 

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Dundas, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Entry fee $12.00 per adult, self guided tour of the mining industry in Cape Breton, movie about the history of mining in Cape Breton and a walking tour of part of the mine...tour guides are all retired miners from Cape Breton...NOT handicap accessible , low ceilings in the mines , capes and hard hats are provided.... Our tour guide Abbie... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We loved going down into the mine. Our guide was truly excellent. The museum itself is less interesting but is a good diversion. The mine really is the main attraction. Be sure to check out the other buildings too.

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Hamilton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Went into Glace Bay on our visit to Cape Breton to try and find some information on my grandpa who was born there. Ended up at the Miners' Museum and had a blast. The tour guide, Wishie, was fantastic and had some great experiences to share about his time working in the mines. The tour down the mine was something... More 

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Address: 42 Birkley Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5T8, Canada
Phone Number: 902-849-4522
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Cape Breton Island  >  Glace Bay

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