Wile Carding Mill Museum

Location
Located Within Bridgewater
Where To Find Us
242 Victoria Rd
Bridgewater, NS
Areas Served South Shore Region
Contact
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
Special Information
Tags Recreation Categories ; South Shore Connect ; Visual Arts