Barrington Woolen Mill, exterior.  Red wooden building on a river with a wooden walking bridge.

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.

Events

June 29, 2022
Highland Village Museum, Iona
"The Portable Fairy Hill: The Scottish Gaelic Storytelling Tradition in the Highlands and the Nova...
June 30, 2022
Shand House will be open Thursday, June 30 from 10am to 1pm. Built in 1890 for newlyweds Clifford...
July 1, 2022
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Join us for Canada Day on the Waterfront presented by the Town of Lunenburg, Lunenburg Board of...
July 1, 2022
Le Village historique acadien, Lower West Pubnico
Cake, live music & Canteen. (Hotdogs, chips, pops etc $) 4:30-6:30 pm Free admission

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.

National Indigenous History Month

Take time to recognize the rich history, heritage, resilience and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples across Canada.

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