Enjoy the great outdoors at the Museum of Industry

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The Museum of Industry has some fun activities lined up for the month of August to celebrate and enjoy the great outdoors.

Heritage Walks take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays at 1:20 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Meet a museum interpreter for an interpretive walk through Stellarton’s coal mining heritage. The route takes participants along the Albion Trail past the site of former coal mines, and along Foord Street with its view of miner’s “company houses”.

Walks take place weather permitting.

The tour is a two kilometre walk along level paths and paved sidewalks and includes moderate effort. All ages are welcome.

Play Quoits on Thursdays, 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.

If you are looking for some real hands-on history, test your skill with a game of Quoits. Brought to Nova Scotia in the 1700s by British Immigrants, it was popular with coal miners 100 years ago.

Quoits is a game of accuracy where players try to throw a steel or brass ring as close as possible to the pin. Other toss-games including horseshoes and ring-toss will also be available.

Kids are invited to go fly a kite – on Tuesdays and Fridays, weather permitting. Participants will gather on the museum’s lawn, make a paper kits, then launch it and feel the wind carry it up, up and away,

Solar power will be the focus on Wednesdays at the museum where, at 10:30 a.m., the participants can discover how solar panels change the sun’s energy into electricity.

No registration is required for any of these events.