Springhill Mining Museum

Springhill Mining Museum - Grounds
Springhill Mining Museum - Grounds
Springhill Mining Museum

Have you ever wanted to tour a coal mine? If yes, come to Springhill Mining Museum and you’re in for quite a piece of history. So many people in the world have been touched and inspired by the stories of the three Springhill mining disasters. More than 400 miners died in Springhill over the years but they will forever be remembered and honored. The Museum focuses on the Springhill Disaster of 1958 but the history of coal mining in the area is also explained well

During our visit in early June 2013 we were fortunate to be alone with our guide Russell, the same one pictured in the 2013 Nova Scotia Tourism guide! How awesome!

Russell & DD deep in the Coal Mine
Russell & DD deep in the Coal Mine

The museum features a video and lots of newspapers and artifacts from the coal mining days. There are so many touching photos of rescued miners being re-united with their families. It was hard to imagine the heartbreak that must have swept through the town when that big “Bump” took so many of the brothers, fathers and sons away in one moment.

Photos of the survivors after the Springhill Disaster. The display really brought us right to the days when the rescues happened and we can really feel the emotions!
Photos of the survivors after the Springhill Disaster. The display really brought us right to the days when the rescues happened and we can really feel the emotions!

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