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An interesting museum that details the past history of the Cobalt area, including the cultural and human interest. The newly renovated and redesigned displays make it easier to follow the story. There is a small store that sells books, minerals, and related items.
This was an extremely enjoyable tour. Our guide, Peter, was very helpful out forthcoming with so much local history. As my wife's father was born in the area Peter managed to tell us about other relatives still in the area. The exhibits are very limited...More
Cobalt is where it really all began for all of Northern...or at least North Eastern...Ontario. The Mining Museum is really quite large. Don't let the storefront look leave you thinking that THAT'S all there is too it. You'll need at least 3 hours...probably more to...More
Museum looked small from the outside but on the inside it just keep going farther back, don't miss the the florescent rock room amazing, also took the mine tour 2 young fella gave us the tour, wife quizzed them pretty good they did well. for...More
Visited during Cultural Days. The museum has a fantastic collection of memorabilia and rock/silver samples from Cobalt's boom days. Make sure that you visit the fluorescent rock room at the rear of the museum. The visit was capped off with a tour down an old...More
Located in a storefront, it wasn't what we expected. On entering, we noted a young lady at the desk, who looked up, but never said anything. They have a donations jar, otherwise entry seems to be free.We found lots of free parking available on the...More
This is by far one of the best mining museums anywhere. You can honestly spend a day here. Artifacts, and photos from the Best Old Town, known for huge finds of silver. Also the underground mining tour is a 'must-do'..AND the Heritage Silver Trail. Cobalt...More
First visited in 1968. Still memorable for its large ore specimens. Lots of history on display. We got there just before closing, so had to rush through on this visit. Had the place to ourselves. Fellow on duty did not know much, so could not...More
The samples of area silver and other minerals was good. The "prospectors camp" on the second floor gave a feeling for the the odds against these explorers-thankfully without the blackflies.
Took the Colonial Adit Tour which takes you into an actual mine about 5 minutes...More