The Glace Bay Heritage Museum is a vibrant heritage museum in the restored former Old Town Hall (c 1903). Located along the Marconi Trail on Cape Breton Island, exhibits include Glace Bay Harbour (c 1940) during the heyday of swordfishing, a coal mining exhibit with a pit pony and rotating displays on day-to-day life.
The second floor includes the council chamber and mayor’s office, housing an extensive Marconi exhibit, a sports & entertainment museum, depictions of the labour history of area, and a mural depicting sport heritage.
We also have the Old Town Hall Gift shop, which features jewellery, toys, pottery and Maritime books, and also functions as a tourism information centre. We also have a second-hand book store which is very popular.
Facilities / Services
- Bus tours
- Gift shop
- Wheelchair accessible
Date details/Hours of operation
summer Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; winter Tue, Thur, Sat 2–4pm; closed Jan.