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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.


June 27, 2019 to February 1, 2020
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
​ Living in Mi’kma’ki-Acadie-Alba Nuadh-Nouvelle-écosse-Nova Scotia means living with the sea. Like...
September 18, 2019 to December 4, 2019
Museum of Industry, Stellarton
Tuesdays from 3 pm to 4 pm  The only thing better than building with Lego® is building Lego® with...
November 16, 2019 to November 17, 2019
Fisherman's Life Museum, Jeddore Oyster Pond
Sat. November 16 and Sun. November 17 from 10 am to 5 pm Welcome the onset of winter with a...
November 19, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7 pm Join author Dan Soucoup for the launch of his latest book, a gripping narrative history of the...

Winged Skulls and Weeping Willows

Getting to know your local historic graveyard - SSTA resource page. 


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


Research Grants 2020

The Nova Scotia Museum Research Grant Program, administered by the museum's board of governors, annually contributes funding toward research projects that improve Nova Scotians' understanding of heritage or offer a different interpretation of our province's cultural history. 

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