New Virtual Exhibit - Nova Scotia and the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920

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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. 

New Virtual Exhibit 

Remembering the Forgotten Dead - Nova Scotia and the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1920. Over 2,000 Nova Scotians were killed, more than in the 1917 Halifax Explosion, and it dramatically changed the lives of many others, but has been largely forgotten by most.


April 20, 2019
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Family Square Dance with Shelly Campbell Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 7 to 10 pm  Admission: $8 for...
April 23, 2019
Le Village historique acadien, Lower West Pubnico
4 pm to 6 pm Free admission! Fly your kite! There will be gifts for children and a canteen...
April 23, 2019
Le Village historique acadien, Lower West Pubnico
Cerfs-volants 16h – 18h Entrée gratuite! Faites voler votre cerf-volant! Cadeau pour enfants,...
April 23, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 pm Join Beth Amiro of Surfing Nova Scotia for a look at the history of one of Nova Scotia’s...

Finding Honeyman

Start the journey of #FindingHoneyman with an interactive timeline of David Honeyman - the first Curator of the Nova Scotia Museum.


Research is one of the fundamental activities of the Nova Scotia Museum.  Museum publications share research about our collection to advance our understanding of the world and encourage research by others.  Our publications are available electronically through an Open Journal System catalogue hosted by Dalhousie University


Mastodon Femur

The Mastodon femur recently put back on display at the Museum of Natural History, was found in Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1834. This bone has a big history! 

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