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!
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.