From 1860 to 1968, this water powered mill lightened the workload for Nova Scotian farm families by carding a week’s worth of wool in one hour!
See the very machine that revolutionized carding in the area and imagine the clatter as it prepared wool for bedding and spinning. Step outside and picture the line of ox carts that would wait patiently as women operators processed loads of sheep fleece.
Wile Carding Mill’s overshot water wheel still turns in its tranquil setting on Sandy Brook, a reminder of a once vibrant industrial centre.
Hours & AdmissionOpen Seasonally
June 1 - September 30
Monday - Saturday9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Sunday1:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Adult - $3.50Youth (6-17) - $2.00 Children (under 5) - Free Seniors (65 +) - $2.25Family - $8.00
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Operated as a public community museum since 1902 and owned by the Town of Bridgewater, the DesBrisay Museum is set in the 25-acre Woodlands Park.
The Heritage Gallery focuses on the natural history, early settlement, cultural and industrial growth of Bridgewater and Lunenburg County, while the Exhibit area focuses on history, arts and the community.
The Museum also operates the Wile Carding Mill on behalf of the Nova Scotia Museum.
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