Artist’s depiction of Drummond Mine Explosion, Pictou County, 1873, from Canadian Illustrated News, May 31, 1893. MOI I91.32.633.

The Price of Coal

Search for an ancestor who perished in a Nova Scotia coal mine or learn about some of the disasters causing the greatest loss of life in our new online Nova Scotia Coal Mining Tragedies.


A colour photograph of a female Museum volunteer standing in front of a large quilt with red and white squares. The squares are symbols for 150 famous Canadian women.

Honouring 150 Canadian Women!

Find out more about this quilt (created by one of our volunteers) with a visit to our Arts and Crafts area.


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!

Please note

Our Kids’ Train is unavailable until Wed. May 15, 2019

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) 

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.