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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.

Events

November 22, 2022 to December 15, 2022
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
Donations Requested!  Drop-off deadline, Tuesday, December 13 The Mission to Seafarers is a non-...
November 29, 2022
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
6:30 pm (Small Craft Gallery) Andrew Aulenback, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic While the French...
December 3, 2022 to December 4, 2022
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
As part of the New Ross Christmas Festival staff at Ross Farm Museum has put together a great...
January 14, 2023 to January 15, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Winter is fun at Ross Farm Museum, this weekend join us for a sleigh ride, and enjoy a delicious...

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The Mi'kmaq called themselves L'nu'k meaning ‘the people.’ The term Mi'kmaq comes from their word Nikmak meaning ‘my kin-friends.’ Explore Mi’kmaq history and heritage resources to increase your understanding of the province’s rich Mi’kmaq culture.

Publications

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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