a watercolour painting from 1960 by the Nova Scotia artist Joseph Purcell. It is one of 36 scenes of Cape Breton sea and landscapes depicted in the Silver Dart collection. This one is a scene of a lighthouse on a green grassy island, with a white house and red outbuilding nearby. There is water and distant land in the background.

1960s’ Tourism

How can a sophisticated vision of what could make travellers happy in their accommodations combine Cape Breton scenery and European sensibilities? Explore the Silver Dart Collection by Joseph Purcell, on display until October 31, 2019. Lighthouse, Cape Breton, Joseph Purcell, 1960. Photo courtesy of Gordon MacDonald.


A colour photograph of a painting of a young man in a jacket and bowtie. It is a self-portrait of the artist James Frederick McCulloch.

Community Treasures

Take this opportunity to visit some of the objects from the collection storage of New Glasgow’s Carmichael-Stewart House Museum on display as part of our Art In the Hall series. Self Portrait, by James Frederick McCulloch.

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!

Be social


November 2018 - April 30, 2019
Monday to Friday 9 - 5
Not open weekends except during March Break

May 1 - June 30, 2019
Monday to Saturday 9-5
Sundays 1 – 5

July 1 - November 1, 2019
Monday to Saturday 9 – 5
Sundays 10 – 5

November 2, 2019 – April 30, 2020
Monday to Friday 9 – 5
Not open weekends except during March Break


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) 

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Unlimited Visits

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