Wile Carding Mill
Step into an Early Nova Scotian Industry
Built in 1860, this water-powered mill in Bridgewater is the only survivor of an early industrial park that included seven small workplaces. Wile Carding Mill lightened the workload for local farm families until 1968. Women workers operated the machines that carded the wool. The mill ran six days a week in the busy season, 24 hours a day. One of its machines could card in one hour the same amount of wool that a person carded in a whole week.
The mill's overshot waterwheel still turns in its tranquil setting along Sandy Brook.
242 Victoria Road, Bridgewater, NS
c/o 60 Pleasant Street
Bridgewater, N.S. B4V 3X9
(off season call DesBrisay Museum at 902-543-4033)
Hours of Operation:
June 1 to September 30
Monday to Saturday 9:30 to 5:30 p.m., Sunday 1 to 5:30 p.m.
The Wile Carding Mill Museum is operated by the DesBrisay Museum on behalf of the Province of Nova Scotia.
The Wile Carding Mill Museum gratefully acknowledges the financial assistance of the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism, Culture & Heritage.
Visit the Wile Carding Mill at Nova Scotia Museum's Website.