Roger Lewis, Curator of Mi’kmaq Cultural Heritage in the field examining a petroglyph.

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.

Events

October 7, 2022 to October 15, 2022
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Experience foot-stomping energy and spectacular scenery set ablaze with fall foliage at Cape Breton...
October 8, 2022 to October 9, 2022
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
In earlier years usually in November, families prepared for winter by putting up barrels of...
October 11, 2022
Highland Village Museum, Iona
2 pm to 3 pm Join Nova Scotia Gàidhlig tradition bearers at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village...
October 12, 2022
Highland Village Museum, Iona
2 pm to 3 pm Join Nova Scotia Gàidhlig tradition bearers at Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village...

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Mi’kmaq History Month

October is Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia. The goal of the month is to help Nova Scotians build awareness of Mi’kmaq history and heritage, and to increase understanding of the province’s rich Mi’kmaq culture.

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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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