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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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Always Wanted to Visit

I have family ties to this area and family history with mining specifically and had always wanted... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Natalie B
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Oakville
Warm atmosphere friendly staff

This is a great place to eat at a reasonable price. Good food and fast service. We have eaten there... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
johnfJ9290LV
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Glace Bay, Canada
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
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“retired miner” (71 reviews)
“coal mining” (42 reviews)
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42 Birkley Street, Glace Bay, Nova Scotia B1A 5T8, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have family ties to this area and family history with mining specifically and had always wanted to visit this museum. It did not disappoint. My husband and I arrived about 65 minutes before the museum was to close and had enough time to look...More

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

Dear Natalie B, Thanks so much for your review in TripAdvisor. Too bad you did not have time to go underground. Our tour of a coal mine with a retired coal miner is worth the trip to Cape Breton. All the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a great place to eat at a reasonable price. Good food and fast service. We have eaten there about six times this past summer. We always seem to meet nice people visiting the area from other countries or provinces in Canada.

Thank johnfJ9290LV
Reviewed October 31, 2017

This is a real but non-working mine. If you have the nerve, then enjoy the one hour underground tour conducted by a professional miner. Learn about the extent of the coal in the area, its history of exploitation, and, no less, the exploitation of the...More

Thank W J K
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 2, 2017

Dear W J K, Thanks for sharing your review of our museum with TripAdvisor patrons. Safe Travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed October 28, 2017

Our guide shared this with us: People from around the world wanted to come here in these mines. What they didn't know, the miners would be controlled by the people who owned the mine. They started to work in the night and came out of...More

Thank Robby G C
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 30, 2017

Dear Robby G C, Thank you very much for sharing your review of our Museum on TripAdvisor. We are very proud of our history and the men and women who lived it and so are delighted when we get feedback that our visitors appreciated their...More

Reviewed October 25, 2017

As always the food was amazing!! Staff are always so friendly. A must if visiting glacé bay. ( reminder it is seasonal )

Thank Baygirl74_13
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2017

Dear Baygirl74_13, Thanks for your review of our restaurant. We are very fortunate to have Wilma and Wayne MacAuley running the place. All the best, Mary Pat

Reviewed October 24, 2017

Wow what an experience. They warned us about the lack of head room and the very low ceilings. But we had no clue what it would be like. Was a little hard on the back by the end of presentation but well worth it. Truly...More

Thank Carl G
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2017

Dear Carl G, I totally agree with your review. It is very hard to complain about a bad day a work when you compare it to the conditions these men worked under. Thank so much, Mary Pat

Reviewed October 21, 2017

Had no idea what to expect but this tour was awesome and our guide (Wishie) did an amazing job explaining all we saw, how the mine worked, the working conditions, pay scale, etc., etc. Actually going down into the mine really gave us a glimpse...More

Thank fisherman4043
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 23, 2017

Dear fisherman4043, We are very pleased your experience at the Museum was amazing. Wishie is a font of knowledge and a very good storyteller. Our mine guides are a wonderful asset to our Museum. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with TripAdvisor's audience. Safe travels,...More

Reviewed October 19, 2017

We picked a rainy day to visit the museum as we figured we would be inside. We started out with a talk from a man who had been a miner. He then took us underground to a replica of a real mine. He was very...More

Thank Gary O
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Dear Gary O, We are very pleased you enjoyed your experience here at our Museum. Thanks for letting us and the TripAdvisor audience know. Safe Travels, Mary Pat

Reviewed October 18, 2017

This is the real deal. It is both an educational experience and a chance to walk in a miner's shoes, hear a miner's story. The story of Cape Breton coal mining is a tale of company towns, worker's not earning enough to pay for their...More

Thank dickanddoug
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 20, 2017

Dear dickanddoug, Thank you so much for sharing your experience at our Museum with the TripAdvisor audience. We are very proud of our history and our mine guides who actually lived that history. There is nothing we appreciate more than hearing that you took in...More

Reviewed October 13, 2017

Many people do not realize the role of the mining industry on Cape Breton. It was huge. This modern museum has it all, including a tour in a mine. Outside, adjacent, are buildings showing how miners and their families lived in the "company town"....everything they...More

Thank gold-vintner
Mary M, Executive Director at Cape Breton Miners' Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

Dear gold-vintner, Thank you for taking the time to post your review in Tripadvisor. We love hearing what our visitors think of the Museum. Safe Travels, Mary Pat

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elysecarey
July 3, 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
April 21, 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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