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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.


September 17, 2016 to February 20, 2017
[Robert D. Wilkie ?] Wilkinson,View of Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Dartmouth, c 1850s, Oil on...
December 17, 2016 to April 9, 2017
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Here Be Dragons celebrates human-dragon cultural connections with live animals and hands-on...
February 1, 2017 to February 28, 2017
February is Heritage month so enjoy free admission for the entire month at the Firefighters’ Museum...

The Mi'kmaq

Heritage Day 2017 will recognize the Mi’kmaq culture and the many accomplishments of the Mi’kmaq people. Please download our free information sheet on the Mi’kmaq.

Research Grants 2017

The Nova Scotia Museum Research Grant Program, completed application forms including a project description must be received for consideration by February 28, 2017, 5pm.

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Unlimited Visits

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