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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 100 artifacts and specimens that reflect the diversity of the province's culture and heritage.


January 27, 2023 to April 30, 2023
Museum of Natural History
Discover the mysteries under your skin Body Worlds Vital is an incredible exhibition offering an...
March 25, 2023 to March 26, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
We don’t tap a lot of trees at Ross Farm Museum, but we still have fun with maple syrup.  Sample...
March 28, 2023
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
Tuesday, March 28, 6:30 pm Small Craft Gallery (Photo source: Cast up by the Sea…Harpers Weekly...
March 29, 2023
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
A Matter of Madness with Force! March 29, 10 am to 12 noon Join us for our special, family-friendly...

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Telling Nova Scotia’s extraordinary stories - our natural history, people’s history, seafaring traditions, industrial heritage, and our artistic life.

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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

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Learning at home

Can't make it to the museum? We have plenty of ways to keep learning at home through our online activities, exhibits and videos

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