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Museum of Industry

A poster in the Museum of Industry(©megabeth, flickr.com)

A poster in the Museum of Industry

The Museum of Industry in Stellarton, just outside New Glasgow in northern Nova Scotia, is where you can punch your time card and walk into the history of Nova Scotia’s mines, factories and railways.

The museum does a great job of keeping kids interested with plenty of interactive displays and because it’s close to the main highway, it’s a nice place to break up the journey between Cape Breton and Truro.

There are nine locomotives in the collection, including two of Canada’s oldest steam engines, and exhibits on everything from quilting to bizarre hair-dressing devices.

Directions: Next to the last VIA rail passenger station to be built in Nova Scotia at 147 North Foord Street, Stellarton.
Admission fees:
Adults $7.50, Children 6-17 years $3.25, under 5 free, seniors $4.50, family $16
Opening hours:
May 1 to October 31. Monday to Saturday, 9am to 5pm. Sundays 1pm to 5pm until June 30 and 10am to 5pm from July to October 31. November to April 30. Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Closed weekends.
Museum of Industry