Cape Breton Miners' Museum

Months of Operation

May 26 - October 20

Hours Of Operation

Jun 1–Oct 26 daily (incl holidays) 10am–6pm (Tues to 7pm); O/S Mon–Fri 9am–4pm, closed holidays.


17 Museum Street, Glace Bay, Fleur-de-lis/Marconi/Metro CB


Mary Pat Mombourquette

T: 902-849-4522

T: 902-565-1942



The Cape Breton Miners’ Museum in Glace Bay pays tribute to the contribution of the region’s coal miners and coal mining industry. The museum also features a fascinating exhibit on the geological development of Cape Breton’s coal field. The Miners’ Village, located next to the museum, allows you to step back in time and visit a company store and a home from the period 1850–1900.  

Take an underground guided tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery, a coal mine beneath the museum. If you are visiting during the summer months be sure to attend a “Men of the Deeps” concert (contact us for more details). 

After touring our museum, stop by our gift shop where you will find local Cape Breton-made arts and crafts. Finally, end your visit with a delicious meal at our Miners’ Village Restaurant while enjoying our Cape Breton hospitality! 

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Picnic tables
Limited accessibility

Detailed Information

This property accepts Visa.
Admission: Admission charged; group & family rates.
Directions: Off Birkley St.