Image of a decorative belt and buckle made of silver, velvet, leather. The buckle with the motto wreathed in mayflowers: “We bloom amid the snow.”

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.


January 29, 2024 to June 24, 2024
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Mondays 10am to 2pm All are welcome to join the Beachside Rug Hookers and Fibre Artists Weekly...
March 26, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Every Tuesday 9:30am – 12:50pm 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Dive into our Vinyasa (flow yoga) series, with a...
April 16, 2024
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
Tuesday Night Talk Tuesday, April 16 6:30 pm, free After serving the Canadian oceanographic...
April 18, 2024
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
4:30pm - 8:30pm  Visit the Museum of Natural History and have a conversation about climate change...

William Hall.

William Hall

What do we remember when we remember William Hall? a new blog post from Roger Marsters, Nova Scotia Museum, Curator of History.


This year the Nova Scotia Museum developed an overarching accessibility plan that will guide us to become more accessible. Each of our 28 sites will use this plan to develop their own plans based on their own accessibility needs.

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New blog post from Dr. Sean R. Haughian, Curator of Botany - Mosses for minimalist green roofs

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