Our Museums

The Nova Scotia Museum is responsible for the provincial collection of over one million artifacts and specimens. As well, we oversee the maintenance of more than 210 buildings, four floating vessels and nine locomotives. 

Our Favourite Objects

Nova Scotians and people around the world can experience part of the province's expansive museum collection online, from Jurassic-aged fossils to Mi'kmaq moose hair embroidery. Nova Scotia Made, Nova Scotia Used, Nova Scotia Found is a virtual exhibit showcasing images and information about 100 artifacts and specimens that reflect the diversity of the province's culture and heritage.


to March 1, 2016
Highland Village Museum, Iona
You are invited to join us a Gaelic tea and Social. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 for tea and...
January 16, 2016 to May 8, 2016
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
New discoveries and technologies reveal how dinosaurs lived, moved and behaved. This exciting...
February 13, 2016 to February 14, 2016
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
In the early 1800's the only source of light would have been by candle. Many families would have...

Joseph Howe Infosheet

In honour of Joseph Howe, the Nova Scotia Museum has prepared an Infosheet about his background and his impact on this province. Also, explore Joseph Howe - Learning with Objects, a resource for Teachers.

Research Grants 

The Nova Scotia Museum Research Grant Program, administered by the museum's board of governors, annually contributes funding toward research projects that improve Nova Scotians' understanding of heritage or offer a different interpretation of our province's cultural history. 

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Unlimited Visits

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