Experience the Museum

Situated on one of the most picturesque coasts of Cape Breton Island, on a 15-acre site filled with wild roses and grasses, the Museum pays tribute to the region’s long and rich history of coal mining. It is home to profound stories of miners and their families, and the resource that helped build a nation. The Museum is also home to the famous choir of miners – The Men of the Deeps.

While visiting with us, don’t miss an underground tour of the Ocean Deeps Colliery, a coal mine located beneath the Museum building. Retired coal miners are your guides for this excursion underground, and promise to entertain and inform you in a custom that has become treasured by visitors all over the world.

The exhibit area focuses on the geological development of Cape Breton’s coal field. Learn all about the various types of coal mining and mining techniques, see our vast display of equipment and listen to the stories of miners, the companies they worked for, their unions and their families.


The Museum is located only one mile from downtown Glace Bay on Birkley Street (off South Street).

Close to major attractions like Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Park, Marconi National Historic Site and the beautiful and historic Savoy Theatre, Miners’ Museum offers visitors of all ages an authentic and fun-filled day of adventure.

hours of operation

  • Summer Hours | 10:00am to 6:00pm (May 26th, 2019 - October 20th, 2019)

    Admission: Adults $16; Children $13

  • Museum Open until 7:00pm on Men of the Deeps Concert Dates
  • Miners Village Restaurant open from 11:00am to 8:00pm daily
  • Winter hours October 17th-May 25th, 2019