Come play on our newest addition: Hughie the Crane

Come explore Atlantic Canada’s largest museum to discover the people, places and machines of Nova Scotia’s industrial past. Push, pull, lift, drop and laugh as you enjoy acres of exhibits and interactive displays that highlight how technology – and people – worked throughout this province’s history.

New Daily Demos

Printing Press in the Pioneer Galley,  Daily demos at  10:30 and 1:30

Steam Power in the Age of Steam Gallery,  Daily demos at  11:00 and 2:00

Sawmill in the lower gallery, demos: call 755-5425 for more info


Museum of Industry

Who we are

One of Canada’s few comprehensive industrial museums, the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry tells the story of work and workers. Here you will find technology, steam engines and locomotives, cars and coal mining. Children will love the hands-on fun, the trains, and the demos. Find the true meaning of “made in Nova Scotia” at the Museum of Industry. 



Summer Exhibit

Courage and Commitment: Pictou County in the World Wars

July 25 – Sept. 28, 2014

To honour the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and the 75th anniversary of the beginning of World War II, we are highlighting the local experience of our home county of Pictou



May 1st to Oct 31st
Mon-Sat 9 am to 5 pm
Sun, 10 am -5 pm (July 1 to Oct 31)
View our seasonal hours


Adults $8.65
Children $3.80 (6 to17yrs)
Children under 5yrs are Free!
Seniors $5.15 (65yrs +)
Family $17.80 (2 adults & their children under 18yrs) 

Be social


Buy one Get 27

Give the Gift of Heritage

One pass gets you and your family into all 27 provincial museums!