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.


June 1, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Balmoral Grist Mill, Balmoral Mills
11 am & 2 pm - Monday to Friday* Feel the mill in action and hear the whir of wooden gears as...
June 11, 2016 to June 25, 2016
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
June 11th, 18th, 25th, 2016 1 pm to 4 pm Maximum number of participants: 4 Cost: $45 Lanyards have...
June 25, 2016
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Wasson Bluff Special Place:  Extensive faulting during the breakup of Pangea resulted in the...

First World War

Did your family serve in the First World War? Register for our second‪ Acadian First World War‬ Pop-Up Museum in Cheticamp to have your artefacts, photographs, and documents identified and catalogued.

165e Bataillon acadien  Credit - Université de Moncton

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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.