Museum of Industry

Maritime Province's  largest museum, the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry is located on Highway 104, as you enter the town. Here the history of industry can be viewed in an interactive and highly enjoyable way for young and old alike.

 Museum of Industry

The Museum of Industry Fun for the Whole Family!

The Museum of Industry is not just about industry, it's about people and their families; real people who invented machines, dreamed up products, built factories, worked in mines, or ran railways.  

Your experience begins with a time card to punch in just as if you were to start a shift in a mine or factory. You are about to experience the worker's story behind Nova Scotia industrialization. Through hands-on interactive displays the museum will show you how water was used to power a sawmill, how to hook a rag mat with costumed interpreters, print your own bookmark, work a steam engine or assemble artillery shell and much more.

You can visit the mighty Samson, Canada's oldest steam locomotive, eighth oldest in North America and believed to be the 17th oldest in the world. Resting near the track she once carried coal over the Foord coal seam (1,100ft. below the museum site), the Samson was once capable of pulling 32 cars with a weight of three tons each. The museum also houses the first European car manufactured in Canada, a 1963 Volvo; a Victorian Horseless Carriage, the first gasoline automobile built in the Maritimes; and a 1912 MacKay car built by the Nova Scotia Carriage & Motor Company.

The Museum of Industry is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday between November 1 and April 30 (winter hours).

We are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday between May 1 and October 31 (summer hours).

We are open on Sundays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. between May 1 and June 30, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. between July 1 and October 31.

Admission fees are as follows:

  • Adult:   $8.65
  • Senior: $5.15 (65 years of age +)
  • Youth:  $3.80 (between 6 and 17 years) Children under 6 are free
  • Family: $17.80 (2 adults and their children under 18)
  • Group Tour:  $5.15 per person
  • School Tour:  $3.80


For further information contact:
Museum of Industry
147 North Foord Street
Stellarton, NS CA
B0K 1S0
Exit 24 off Trans Canada Hwy
Phone: 902-755-5425
Fax: 902-755-7045
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