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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 100 artifacts and specimens that reflect the diversity of the province's culture and heritage.


November 28, 2022 to June 5, 2023
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
Monday’s 10am – 2pm Informal group gathering. All fibre artists are welcome to join the fun! Bring...
June 3, 2023 to June 4, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
**Each day of this weekend, we will only be planting pumpkins from 9:30 - 4:30, or until stakes...
June 3, 2023 to June 4, 2023
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Enjoy a peek into a display of a time not-so-long passed, that engages you with the decorated and ...
June 4, 2023
Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
1pm  The Cobequid Young Naturalist Club will be celebrating World Ocean Day with a beach clean-up....

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Fundy Field Notes

Collecting rocks and minerals is a great way to learn about Nova Scotia and the Earth. Need help getting started? Check out our blog post Fundy Field Notes: A Very Amateur Guide to Rockhounding in Nova Scotia.

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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

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Learning at home

Can't make it to the museum? We have plenty of ways to keep learning at home through our online activities, exhibits and videos

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