Rosebank Cottage at Ross Farm Museum.

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. 

Christmas in the Country

Ross Farm Museum's wonderful Christmas in the Country event is happening Saturday, December 2 & Sunday, December 3.

They will be open from 9:30am to 4:30pm for you to visit us and experience Ross Farm's Christmas in the Country.


November 21, 2023 to March 15, 2024
Highland Village Museum, Iona
  Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village in Iona is now presenting Age of the Mastodon, a...
November 25, 2023 to January 6, 2024
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
We've got NEW amazing holiday LEGO exhibition on view at the Museum of Natural History! Members of...
December 2, 2023
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Mark your calendar! The Fundy Geological Museum’s annual Holiday Craft sale will be on Saturday...
December 2, 2023 to December 3, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Join us at the farm on Sunday, December 3rd from 10 am to 3 pm for our annual holiday craft fair....

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This year the Nova Scotia Museum developed an overarching accessibility plan that will guide us to become more accessible. Each of our 28 sites will use this plan to develop their own plans based on their own accessibility needs.


Research is one of the fundamental activities of the Nova Scotia Museum. Our publications are available electronically through an Open Journal System catalogue hosted by Dalhousie University. 

Geology Intern, Robbie, using a wooden mallet, chisel, and diamond whetstone to chip away the very old plaster that the fossil fish spine was embedded within.

Extracting a Fossil

Delicate fossils found in museum are cleaned, repaired, and mounted in archival supports when the fossils are put on display or used for research. Check out our blog posts from Robbie Hussey and Tim Fedak.

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