Mastodon femur

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.


January 19, 2019 to January 20, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Visit Ross Farm Museum this weekend and chat with our interpreters as they demonstrate the...
January 19, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
To mark the 40th Anniversary of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia, RHGNS, the first event will...
January 22, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 pm For centuries, Nova Scotia ships have carried the world's goods, from the age of sail into...
January 26, 2019 to January 27, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
This weekend our interpreters will be demonstrating how to make a wooden toboggan. Admission Adult...

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