Hours & Admission

Tuesday to Saturday: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Operating from: (Closed for 2020 Summer) – Note: Visiting our museums requires a total interaction between our tour guides and visitors. In order to keep our student tour guides and all visitors safe during the COVID 19 PANDEMIC, the Sydney Mines Heritage Society has decided to keep the museums closed this summer. We will always be here after the pandemic . If you take pictures of fossils this summer while visiting the many beaches of Cape Breton Island, we encourage you to e-mail the pictures to our curator, Dr. Stuart Critchley, at [email protected] and he will attempt to identify the fossils for you. Any visitors with heritage questions can e-mail your questions to Dr. Critchley and he will try to address them for you. Please stay safe and be well.

Includes a guided tour through the Cape Breton Fossil Centre, the Sydney Mines Heritage Museum and the Sydney Mines Sports Museum.

Children under 12: $5.00 +tax
Seniors: $7.00 +tax
Adults: $8.00 +tax
Family (4 to 6 persons): $23.00 +tax (maximum 2 adults)
Please Note: We do not accept credit cards or debit. We operate on cash only. Sorry for the inconvenience.

Field Trips
Fossil Field Trips with the museum curator Dr. Stuart Critchley of the fossil rich coastline of the Sydney Coalfield are held on Thursdays & Saturdays from July 2 to August 22, 2020, when weather and tidal conditions permit, so contacting the Museum at 902-544-0992 to make a fossil tour reservation ahead of time is well advised:

Children under 12: $8.00 +tax
Seniors: $14.00 +tax
Adults: $15.00 +tax
Family (4 to 6 persons, maximum 2 adults): $40.00 +tax (includes admission to all museums)
Please note: We do not accept credit card or debit. We operate on cash only.