Margaret’s Museum

Director: Mort Ransen Year: 1995 Run Time: 116min
Margaret's Museum (1995)

Adapted from Sheldo Currie’s novel The Glace Bay Miners’ Museum, this poignant period drama looks at a small mining town in 1940s Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where Margaret (Bonham-Carter) grows to despise the mines in which both her brother and her father lost their lives.

As she mourns her losses, Margaret meets and falls in love with Neil (Russell), a bagpipe player who is just as disdainful of the local industry as she is. While Neil vows to find work outside of the mines, it proves tragically difficult for the couple to escape the realities of living in a mining community.

This critically acclaimed adaptation — featuring Genie Award–winning performances by Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan and Kenneth Welsh — is emotionally intense and deeply affecting.


Mort Ransen


Sheldon Currie, Gerald Wexler


Steve Clark-Hall, Mort Ransen, Christopher Zimmer, Claudio Luca


Helena Bonham Carter, Kate Nelligan, Clive Russell, Kenneth Welsh




English, Dubbed in French




Margaret's Museum is filmed and set in Nova Scotia. Mort Ransen is from Quebec.

Ratings by Province:

NR Alberta
NR British Columbia
14A Manitoba
NR New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
NR Nova Scotia
NR Northwest Territories
NR Nunavut
NR Ontario
NR Prince Edward Island
13+ Québec
NR Saskatchewan
NR Yukon