Porcupine quill work chair

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.

1834 Mastodon Femur

Blog

We are a family of 28 sites across Nova Scotia, 210 buildings, four floating vessels & nine locomotives - visit our blog to get the latest from Museum staff and guest authors.

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Roger Lewis

Roger Lewis, Mi’kmaq Cultural Heritage Curator at the Nova Scotia Museum shares his knowledge in our new video series. 

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

Learning at home

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

Virtual field trips

We miss field trips too. Let us help teach some of our important provincial stories through our curriculum-based virtual programs brought into your classroom online. 

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Unlimited Visits

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