Gift Shop

The Museum Shop

Open Monday to Friday, 9 am to 5 pm!

Be sure to plan on visiting The Museum Shop early and often in 2019.  Drop by and browse our latest books, toys, unique giftware and local surprises.  New merchandise, including products from throughout Nova Scotia, are arriving all the time! 


What’s New at the Museum of Industry?

Fun? Quirky? Truly Nova Scotian? Nothing better describes our new selection of magnets and note cards from Stephanie Boutilier Design in Dartmouth:

Looking for that perfect, unique Nova Scotia-made “little” gift? We now carry peg doll figurines, keychains and ornaments from Pegster Peg Dolls in Bridgewater: 

Old is new again with our line of upcycled sweater mittens and teddy bears from Cape Breton’s D.M.T. Creations:

Looking for something a little different in a souvenir T-Shirt? Quarrelsome Yeti’s fun and edgy clothing might just be for you!

Browse our heavenly selection of Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Tartan shell angels from OceangirlNS in Lower Sackville:

Celebrate Nova Scotia with a souvenir mug or ceramic ornament from Eastern Passage’s Glass and Glitter:

Beautifully-sewn Nova Scotia and Canada flag pillows from Dartmouth’s own Seamwork:

Shop Local

The Museum Shop offers a wide variety of local and unique items that reflect the industrial nature of the Museum of Industry.  Browse our selection of books with a strong local flavor.  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, chocolates and maple syrup
  • Historic and scenic photographs of Pictou County
  • 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


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 and notecards 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, posters and prints
  • 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, Canadian and U.S. Currency.

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