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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.


February 23, 2019 to February 24, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
In the early 1800's the only source of light would have been by candle. Many families would have...
February 26, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
 7 pm This book documents the beautiful Tall Ship Bluenose, now a sailing ambassador for the...
February 27, 2019
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
7:00pm in the Museum of Natural History, Auditorium During this presentation, Dr. Fedak will share...
February 27, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Special Guest appearance at 11:00! The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is...

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.