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
Fresh webs of wool taken from the loom and awaiting tailoring as blankets and clothing required pre...
to August 28, 2015
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Join us for a morning of interactive games that focus on language, song, dance and other aspects of...
to August 28, 2015
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Join us for a fun morning of Gaelic songs, stories, and traditional games as your children learn...
to August 26, 2015
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Take part in this special living history program for children and get a sense of what life was like...

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