Wile Carding Mill Museum

Record #: TOB0104
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2016
Last Full Update: 22 Dec 2013


Located In Bridgewater
Where To Find Us
242 Victoria Rd
Bridgewater, NS
Areas Served South Shore Region


Website cardingmill.novascotia.ca
Phone (902) 543-8233
Mailing Address c/o DesBrisay Museum 
60 Pleasant St 
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9
Fax (902) 543-4713

Description & Services

Information 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 waterwheel still turns in its tranquil setting on Sandy Brook, a reminder of a once vibrant industrial centre. 
Hours Open Seasonally: June 1 - September 17