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Wile Carding Mill

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.


242 Victoria Road, Bridgewater,
Nova Scotia, Canada

Planned closure

The Wile Carding Mill will be closed for the season. Staff will be doing off- site interpretation, from the Bridgewater Mall and DesBrisay Museum. Please follow our social media for updates.

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Wile Carding Mill Museum
c/o DesBrisay Museum
60 Pleasant Street Bridgewater
Nova Scotia, B4V 3X9


Phone: 902-543-8233

FAX: 902-543-4713


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