Come explore Atlantic Canada’s largest museum to discover the people, places and machines of Nova Scotia’s industrial past. Push, pull, lift, drop and laugh as you enjoy acres of exhibits and interactive displays that highlight how technology – and people – worked throughout this province’s history.
Do your best to keep pace on the assembly line, test your strength at the weights and pulleys stations, get a workout at the water-powered pumps and bask in the spirit of invention as you marvel at Canada’s oldest surviving steam engine. Featuring 30,000 artifacts, there’s no better place to find out the true meaning of “Made in Nova Scotia” than the Museum of Industry!
You might be surprised to know that the Museum of Industry is not about rusting hunks of metal and complicated explanations of how things were made. Our visitors connect with the stories of people just like their grandparents and parents who worked hard, faced tough times, and used tools and machines to increase the prosperity of companies, their communities, and sometimes even themselves.
Take a journey through Nova Scotia’s past to discover how different work and working conditions used to be, how technological advancements changed how we worked and what was made, and removed workplace hazards or created new ones.
Find out what happened in Nova Scotia, where an abundance of coal, the fuel of the Industrial Age, powered a province.