Museum of Industry

We are happy to welcome you back to the Museum of Industry.  We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.  Check out our “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit.

Amherst Pianos

Amherst Pianos Ltd, founded in 1913, manufactured regular and auto-pianos.  An invention of the late 1800s, player pianos, also known as pianolas, played by themselves.  Paper rolls were programmed with popular tunes, such as music from World War 1 and the 1920s.  In 1913, a player piano cost $750., but could be bought for a small down payment and $1.00 a week.


Museum of Industry

Museum of Industry 

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. 

Kids & Families

Lots of kid-friendly fun found here!

Our Kids’ Train and Hughie the crane are temporarily unavailable.

Be social


Monday to Friday 10 am to 4 pm

Holiday hours

The Museum of Industry will be closed April 2 & 5, 2021.  


Adults $8.90 
Children $3.90 (ages 6 thru 17yrs)
Children under 5yrs are Free! 
Seniors $5.30 (65yrs & over)
Family $18.35 (2 adults & their children under 18yrs) 


Buy one Get 27

Unlimited Visits

Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with a Nova Scotia Museum Annual Pass.