Image of Clifton Museum park, tree lined lane with green lawns.

Clifton Museum Park

Wind your way up the tree-lined drive to visit the beautiful park and grand home. Built in 1835 by Nova Scotian author and judge Thomas Chandler Haliburton and his wife Louisa, The property's sixteen owners and tenants each left their mark inside and out.

The word Clifton evolved from the Old English words clif (cliff or bank) and tun (town, settlement, farmstead), meaning town near the cliff.  Situated in the town of Windsor along the banks of the Avon River, Louisa thought it was the perfect place to name after her hometown of Clifton, England.

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. 


January 29, 2024 to June 24, 2024
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Mondays 10am to 2pm All are welcome to join the Beachside Rug Hookers and Fibre Artists Weekly...
March 26, 2024 to May 31, 2024
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Every Tuesday 9:30am – 12:50pm 9:30-10:30 a.m. - Dive into our Vinyasa (flow yoga) series, with a...
May 14, 2024 to May 28, 2024
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
 May is Mìos nan Gàidheal | Gaelic Nova Scotia Month, which is a time to celebrate and create...
May 25, 2024 to May 26, 2024
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Ever wonder what to do with all the rhubarb from your garden? This weekend staff at Rosebank...

Beach at Wasson Bluff.

Metal Detecting

We want to make sure everyone's enjoying the outdoors responsibly. Check out our blog post with metal detecting rules you need to follow in Nova Scotia - happy exploring!


This year the Nova Scotia Museum developed an overarching accessibility plan that will guide us to become more accessible. Each of our 28 sites will use this plan to develop their own plans based on their own accessibility needs.

closeup of the fork-mosses


New blog post from Dr. Sean R. Haughian, Curator of Botany - Mosses for minimalist green roofs

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