School Tours

Tours of the Museum of Industry’s exhibits help students connect with how life and work have changed and developed over time. Trained guides lead students on a trip through Nova Scotia’s working history, from grist mills to the Age of Steam, to the arrival of electricity and on to today’s computer era. How does a steam engine work? Why did trapper boys tuck their pants into their socks? Who would use a glass hammer – and what for? All these questions, and many more, will be answered during a tour of the Museum’s exhibits.

Tours include all hands-on displays, and run approximately 90 minutes.

Tours are appropriate for all grades and ages, and can be adapted to focus on a specific area of interest or unit of study. Contact the Museum for more information.

Don’t have time for a full tour? Come in anyway! School groups are welcome to take a self-directed tour through the exhibits. Spend as much or as little time as you have, learning from our models, artifacts, hands-on activities, and information panels

Specialized tours, “Child Labour” (Grade 7) and “The Steam Team Scavenger Hunt” (Grade 4-8), are also available.