A colour photograph of an exhibit gallery with several watercolour paintings in wooden frames hanging in a row on a dark grey wall. In the foreground are free-standing units, each with a watercolour painting hanging on it. This is a photograph of the Museum’s temporary exhibit called the Silver Dart collection. The artist is Joseph Purcell. The watercolours are of Cape Breton landscape scenes, commissioned in 1960 for Baddeck’s Silver Dart Motel.

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. 

A colour photograph of a girl sitting at a table building something with Lego blocks. In front of her, the table is full of colourful Lego blocks.

LEGO® with friends

Back by popular demand! Our Tuesday after-school Lego® program offers opportunities for creativity, collaboration and fun in a relaxing atmosphere.

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) 

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.