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Glace Bay Heritage Museum

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14 McKeen Street, Glace Bay

902-842-5345



The Glace Bay Heritage Museum is a vibrant heritage museum in the restored Old Town Hall (c 1903). Located along the Marconi Trail on Cape Breton Island, exhibits include Glace Bay Harbour (c 1940) during the heyday of the swordfish industry, a coal mining exhibit with a pit pony and rotating displays on day-to-day life in the region.

The second floor includes the council chamber and the mayor’s office. It also houses an extensive Marconi exhibit, displays on the area’s labour history as well as a sports and entertainment museum.

Our museum also contains a gift shop where visitors can purchase a variety of jewelry, toys, pottery and Maritime books. The shop functions as a tourism information centre as well and contains information on other notable attractions in the area. Our second-hand bookstore is very popular – every book $2.

The Coal Miners’ Memorial to deceased miners is located on museum grounds, and the new Marconi Monument celebrating the inventor’s accomplishments in Cape Breton is situated on the grounds of the old Town Hall.

Months of Operation

April 1 – December 31

Hours Of Operation

April to June and Sept to Dec open Tues, Thurs, Sat 2 pm–4 pm; July and Aug open Tues to Sat 10 am–5 pm; Jan to Mar by appointment only

Location

14 McKeen Street, Glace Bay, Fleur-de-lis/Marconi/Metro CB

Contact

Elke Ibrahim

T: 902-842-5345

T: 902-849-1842

O/S: 902-849-1842

F: 902-842-5345

E: [email protected]

Facilities / Services

Gift shop
Parking
TeaRoom
Wheelchair accessible
Internet access

Detailed Information

This property accepts Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.

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