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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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Touring an actual coal mine

What a great way to spend some time touring an actual coal mine.You are dressed and taken miles down under the ocean by and actual retired coal miner.He will explain how it is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a great way to spend some time touring an actual coal mine.You are dressed and taken miles down under the ocean by and actual retired coal miner.He will explain how it is done seeing actual equipment,after the your see some of the actual coal mining houses that people lived in and then enjoy a great meal.The ocean you see... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This will amaze you, the underground mining during the 1920's and 30's. On the off season by just a few days, we had an amazing tour. You will have the experience of what it was like for the miners during this period in time. If you are tall, 5 foot or above, you will truly experience what it was like... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

Although a little uncomfortable, with the low ceilings, deep dark tunnels and cold, dark, & damp, it's definitely a worthwhile experience!! Retired miners guide the tours and provide personal insight into the life of a miner. A part if history that all Canadians definitely should be aware of and respect!

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Good food, pleasant service. Enjoyable. Biscuits and oat cakes good but not my mom's. Lol a very high bar! But complimentary. Have visited many times and while it is not superstar rating they consistently provide a good meal and very pleasant service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Very interesting displays. The front counter person have a great intro just as we were checking in. Our tour guide had a great "Island" accent and was one of the best tour Guides I have ever had. Very interesting glimpse into a profession that was unbelievably hard work.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a very special place to visit, back to a hard-life world of yesterday and the expeience of miners in Cape Breton. The hard life they lived is stressed over and over again. The mine tour with a retired miner is an opportunity to learn how the mines were worked and how the miners lived. Allow at least 2... More 

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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A good tour by a veteran coal miner of what life was like for miners in Nova Scotia. The ceiling is low for most of the tour so it can be a little uncomfortable for tall people! I am tall but still thoroughly enjoyed the tour!

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Great to see and experience what it was like to enter an actual mine. Guide was great and really knew his stuff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stopped here with a group of 30 Grade 8 & 9s and of all the places we visited in Nova Scotia this was a favourite amongst them all. The guides were engaging and had no problems holding the attention of the group. The stories and anecdotes the guides shared during the mine shaft tour were poignant and captivating. This... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The museum portion was interesting and educational, however small, and once we started the tour, Sheldon told many intresting stories and shared lots about the conditions of the miners. Five stars!!

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Additional Information about Cape Breton Miners' Museum

Address: 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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