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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. 

African Heritage Month

As a founding culture, African Nova Scotian history is deep and storied. Nova Scotia has more than 50 historic African Nova Scotian communities with a long, complex history dating back more than 400 years. Diverse groups including the Black Loyalists, Jamaican Maroons, Black refugees of the War of 1812, and Caribbean immigrants established communities across the province, contributing to the rich diversity that defines Nova Scotia.


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...
February 4, 2023 to February 5, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
This weekend our interpreters will be demonstrating the traditional art of snowshoe making. We have...
February 11, 2023 to February 12, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
This weekend staff will be demonstrating the tradition art of straw-hat braiding.
February 18, 2023 to February 19, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Come join staff in making dipped candles just like the settlers would have done years ago.

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Body Worlds Vital

Body Worlds Vital is an incredible exhibition offering an amazing opportunity to understand our anatomy, our health, and to gain a new appreciation for what it means to be human. Body Worlds Vital will be on view January 27 to April 30, 2023 at the Museum of Natural History



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

We have plenty of ways to keep learning at home through our online activities, exhibits and videos. 

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