What a fascinating museum! The design of the building uses the traditional sky lighting used in factories to take advantage of daylight. Walk through the history of industry in Nova Scotia and experience the stories of work and workers.
There is something for everyone and you can easily spend a few hours here learning stories of the lives of people – children working in industries, women in the home and later on the factory floor, lives of the coal miners and how industries changed over time. Stellarton was an active coal mining area which fueled the industrial age and was an important part of the growth of Nova Scotia.
There are trains of all sizes – real trains and miniature trains. Use the interactive activity to play and learn about how water wheels work. Explore the glass works, quilting looms and spinning wheels from the past, try out the chocolate assembly line, and use the child size crane. Toddlers will enjoy play stations. I enjoyed seeing the industrial arts bus that used to travel around to different schools. Great idea that maybe we could implement again today.
Browse the gift shop and take home a unique gift.
From the museum, you also can access an 8-kilometre walking trail that follows the East River to the north end of New Glasgow.
https://museumofindustry.novascotia.ca/ Open year round. See website for hours.
The Museum of Industry is part of a network of 27 quality museums called the Nova Scotia Museum, operated by the Government of Nova Scotia and spread across Nova Scotia
How to Get there
Located in Stellarton. 2 hrs from Halifax on Hwy 104.
1 hr from the Canso Causeway (Cape Breton Island)
Museum of Industry
147 North Foord Street
Stellarton, NS CA B0K 1S0
Exit 24 off Trans Canada Hwy