Black Loyalist Heritage Centre interior. Glass floor shows the archaeology that took place at this site.

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.  (Image: Black Loyalist Heritage Centre)

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.


July 5, 2022 to August 25, 2022
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Returning! Glimpses July 5,7,12,14 Aug 16,18,25, Cost: TBA Time: 7:30 pm Tickets available at FMA...
August 7, 2022
Sherbrooke Village, Sherbrooke
ST. MARY’S RIVER COMMUNITY FAIR– We’re celebrating outdoor FUN for the whole family, taking place...
August 7, 2022
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
We’re 206 years old on Sunday August 7th!  Come and celebrate the date the Ross family and the rest...
August 8, 2022 to August 12, 2022
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Stòras a' Bhaile Gaelic Folklife School will bring together native Gaelic Speakers, Gaelic learners...

Porcupine Quill-Work Chair Back decorated with a mosaic of white, red, black, orange, blue, lavender and pink aniline-dyed porcupine quills and an eight-pointed star.

Emancipation Day

Nova Scotia marks August 1 as Emancipation Day to honour the anniversary of the British parliament's decision to abolish slavery across its empire in 1834.


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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