Sutherland Steam Mill

We are happy to welcome you back to the Sutherland Steam Mill.  We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.  Check out our “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit.

Who we are

Located in Denmark, near Tatamagouche, the mill preserves a time when our forebears were far more self reliant than we are nowadays. In this mill, trees went in one end, and out the other came almost everything you needed to build and beautify your home. Including bathtubs.

In the 1890's steam power was the way of the future, and innovators like Alexander Sutherland realized its importance. No longer tied to running water to power a mill, a producer could locate near a transportation source. This is exactly what Alexander Sutherland did when built his mill next to the new Pictou-to-Oxford Short line railroad.

Today throughout the mill you can see numerous examples of Alexander and his son Wilfred’s adaptability and creativity. From designs and patterns to homemade, working machines, over 60 years of ingenuity and productivity is here for you to discover.

If you love things mechanical and innovative, this is the place for you.

Hours & Admission

Wednesday to Sundays 10 am - 4 pm. Closed to the public Mondays and Tuesdays

Closing for the season October 3, 2020


Child - Free
Youth - $2.80
Adult - $3.90
Senior - $2.80
Family - $8.65

Contact Us

Mailing Address:
660 Matheson Brook Rd
Tatamagouche, NS
B0K 1V0

Phone: 902-657-3365

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Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with a Nova Scotia Museum Annual Pass.