Sutherland Steam Mill Museum

Months of Operation

June 1 - October 5

Hours Of Operation

Tuesday to Sunday


3169 Highway 326, Denmark, Northumberland Shore


T: 902-657-3365


If you love mechanical and innovative things, Sutherland Steam Mill Museum located in Denmark in the Northumberland Shore region is the place for you! Explore this 1894 saw mill and discover Nova Scotian ingenuity in a mill once powered by steam, which could turn out four times as much lumber as a water-powered one! For nearly 70 years, Alexander Sutherland and his family produced carriages, sleds, windows, and fancy gingerbread trim, which were shipped on the old railway line beside the mill. Today that line transports cyclists and other recreationists as partof the Trans-Canada Trail System. See many examples of the Sutherlands’ resourcefulness throughoutthe mill. Rain barrels on the roof provided fire protection, a bathtub was used for soaking shingles and recycled cream separator was converted into a band-saw. See demonstrations of how power was transferred through belts and pulleys, while enjoying hands-on exhibits.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Picnic tables
Limited accessibility

Detailed Information

This property accepts Cash only.
Admission: Admission charged.