Gift Shop

Our Santa has stocked the Shop with the best selections for your holiday shopping.

Save 20% on all merchandise from Dec 4 thru 15 

Winter Hours

Monday to Friday 9:00 - 5:00pm

Open weekends during March Break (Mar. 11-19, 2017).

Toys that stretch imaginations.

A unique selection of books.

Hand-crafted pewter & jewelry

Apparel, including “Lost Cod” t-shirts

Locally-made chocolate, cookies and caramels  


Shop Local

The Museum Shop offers a wide variety of local and unique items, and reflects the industrial nature of the Museum of Industry.  Browse our selection of books with a strong local flavor, and choose from our collection of CDs and DVDs by Nova Scotia artists and storytellers.  Our assortment of educational toys will delight the young and the young at heart.  Find that one of a kind piece of jewelry or giftware to treasure and make your very own.  Whether you are purchasing a souvenir of your visit, or looking for the perfect “Made in Nova Scotia” gift for someone special, the Museum Shop has something for everyone.

The Museum Shop is pleased to offer an array of ever-popular local and Nova Scotia-crafted products.  These include: 

  • Locally-made shortbread, caramels, and chocolates
  • Historic and scenic photographs of Pictou County
  • Hand-made quilts crafted by local artisans and Museum volunteers
  • Pictou County and Nova Scotia Tartan clothing and giftware
  • Local stories and histories penned by area authors
  • New Scotland t-shirts from Wearwell Garments in Stellarton
  • Candles, beach glass jewelry and pewter ornaments from Nova Scotia vendors

Special Feature

Newly arrived!

Finally there is a field guide to Nova Scotia’s industrial heritage! Although not exhaustive, this new release by David Rollinson gives the reader a valuable overview of the importance of the industrial revolution to Nova Scotia’s development, the timing and extent of its industrial heyday, and the struggles of more modern times. It suggests industrial sites of interest in every county, and whets the appetite with historical and contemporary drawings, paintings and photographs. A must-have for everyone who wants to know more about Nova Scotia.

David Rollinson has an extensive background in the history of technology and industrial archaeology. An engineering apprenticeship provided the opportunity to gain first-hand experience with machinery, and an introduction to restoration work. In 1982, David established the Hamilton Museum of Steam and Technology in Ontario, and was involved with a number of industrial heritage projects. After several years undertaking historic preservation work in the Caribbean, David moved to Nova Scotia, where he has maintained his industrial heritage interests.


The Museum Shop is always well-stocked with an assortment of souvenirs, perfect for the visitor who wishes to take a piece of Nova Scotia home with them.  These include:

  • Souvenir napkins, playing cards and tea towels
  • Magnets, key chains, lapel pins
  • Nova Scotia themed t-shirts for children and adults
  • A selection of provincial and Canadian flags and license plates
  • Postcards featuring images from across the county and province


The industrial heritage of Pictou County and Nova Scotia is always on display in the Museum Shop.  Examples of these items include:

  • “Train” items, including toys, clothing, books, and wall plaques
  • Lost Cod Clothing Co. industrial-themed t-shirts, caps and stickers (including Clairtone, Ferguson Industries, and Sydney Steel)
  • Books and vintage photographs that detail our region’s industrial past


The Museum Shop is open during regular summer hours from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Saturday.  The Shop is also open Sundays: in May and June, from 1 pm to 5 pm; and from July to October, from 10 am to 5 pm.

There is no admission charged to visit the Museum Shop.

We accept debit cards, VISA, MC, AMEX, and U.S. Currency.

CAA/AAA card holders receive a 10% discount off all store merchandise.