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.


June 21, 2017 to November 5, 2017
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
On view Summer 2017 at the Museum of Natural History Indigenous stories are essential to who we are...
June 28, 2017 to September 30, 2017
Prescott House, Starr's Point
 Until September 30 In today’s world of instant messaging it is hard to imagine having to wait...
September 6, 2017 to September 27, 2017
Le Village historique acadien, Lower West Pubnico
Every Wednesday in September (the 6th, 13th, 20th, and 27th) delight in the warmth of the wooden...
September 6, 2017 to September 27, 2017
Le Village historique acadien, Lower West Pubnico
Tous les mercredis dans septembre (le 6, 13, 20 et 27) réjouissez-vous devant le poêle à bois chaud...

Archaeology Show and Learn

Archaeologists from the Canadian Museum of History and the Nova Scotia Museum are on the South Shore region of Nova Scotia searching for endangered archaeological sites, and you can help. 

First Peoples, First Meetings: The French in Seventeenth Century Mi’kma’ki

On now at the Museum of Natural History. Indigenous stories are essential to who we are as Canadians. Discover story of kinship and alliance in a time of uncertain change.

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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.