Cape Breton Miners' Museum, Glace Bay

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Visit Cape Breton Miners' Museum for a first-hand experience of the history of this converted coal mine. Situated in the picturesque Glace Bay, the museum offers guided tours with retired miners, giving you a sense of what it was like to work there. See informative exhibits about the mining industry, view original buildings from the time period, or venture into the closed mine with the guide and experience the hardships the workers used to face. After the tour you can browse the gift shop, or get a tasty meal at the village restaurant. Before you visit Glace Bay, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.
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  • The tour with Eric Spencer was GREAT! He was knowledgeable as he worked in the mine and had a great sense of humor! Lots of interesting information and portrays a good picture of the era and what it.....  more
    The tour with Eric Spencer was GREAT! He was knowledgeable as he worked in the mine and had a great sense of humor! Lots of interesting information and portrays a good picture of the era and what it.....  more »
  • We had a great tour with Eric Spencer. So knowledgeable, personable and provided great insight into life in the mines. Worth the trip to Glace Bay! 
    We had a great tour with Eric Spencer. So knowledgeable, personable and provided great insight into life in the mines. Worth the trip to Glace Bay!  more »
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  • My visit to the Museum was well worth it.A group of us went to see the new Simulator and it was Awesome!! Seeing how they worked back then was so eye-opening and very informative.Just like actually being there!!!
  • This place is a must to see & u have to do the mine tour.It is only after u do the tour,u will see what our forefathers work. Wet,back kneading,black lung disease. Our tour guide was Eric Spencer a 30vetran Cole miner himself.Great mam,& a wonderful guide.Hats off to this wonderful Gentleman. 😀

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