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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.


January 13, 2018 to April 22, 2018
Museum of Natural History
​​ Opening January 2018 The newest exhibition coming to the Museum of Natural History offers...
February 23, 2018
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 to 9:00 The Women's Health Organization International (WHOI) in collaboration with the...
February 24, 2018 to February 25, 2018
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
In the early 1800's the only source of light would have been by a candle. Many families would have...
February 27, 2018
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
6:00 pm As a grand finale of our celebration of African Heritage Month, the Maritime Museum of the...

African Heritage Month

During African Heritage Month take time to honour and pay homage to African Nova Scotians and their long legacy of uniting a passion that has provided a base to educate and celebrate an important part of Nova Scotia’s culture and Heritage. 

Research Grants

The Nova Scotia Museum Research Grants Program is now accepting applications for 2018.


Museum publications share research about our collection to advance our understanding of the world and encourage research by others.  The Museum publishes Books, Curatorial Reports, Infosheets, and Exhibit Research Reports.

Heritage Day

2018 Honouree Mona Parsons

Resources for teachers: links to archival and museum materials for classroom use in discussing her story & the larger questions around Resistance to Nazi occupation in the Second World War.

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Unlimited Visits

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