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 September 29, 2015
Highland Village Museum, Iona
The Highland Village céilidh, or house visit, features the convivial social and cultural ...
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...
to September 29, 2015
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Fresh webs of wool taken from the loom and awaiting tailoring as blankets and clothing required pre...
June 13, 2015 to September 30, 2015
Prescott House, Starr's Point
In 2013 an archeological dig uncovered what was thought to be the midden. From broken dishes to...

Discover their stories

The NEW Black Loyalist Heritage Centre tells the story of the world’s largest free African population outside of Africa, in the late 18th century in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Plants

Learn more botany in Nova Scotia in our newest epub Nova Scotia Plants - available for download.



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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.