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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.


March 26, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7 pm Not all tales of piracy belong to the Caribbean. Ned Low and the dread pirate Roberts sailed...
March 30, 2019 to March 31, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
We don’t tap a lot of trees at Ross Farm Museum, but we still have fun with maple syrup.  Sample...
April 1, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:30 pm (doors open at 7:00) Industrial Heritage Nova Scotia is holding their monthly meeting at...
April 20, 2019
Highland Village Museum, Iona
Family Square Dance with Shelly Campbell Saturday, April 20, 2019 - 7 to 10 pm  Admission: $8 for...

Finding Honeyman

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

Research Grants

Nova Scotia Museum (NSM) Research Grants may be awarded by the NSM Board of Governors to individuals conducting research in Nova Scotia. Completed application forms including a project description must be received for consideration by March 1, 2019, 5pm.


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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Unlimited Visits

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