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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.


September 17, 2016 to October 31, 2016
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Thrill your senses in this immersive 360° virtual journey aboard Nova Scotia’s Iconic Bluenose II....
September 17, 2016 to February 20, 2017
[Robert D. Wilkie ?] Wilkinson,View of Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Dartmouth, c 1850s, Oil on...
October 21, 2016 to October 22, 2016
Le Village historique acadien, Lower West Pubnico
7 pm.  You’ll have loads of fun on our guided tour of the Village at its spookiest! Adults $10,...

Return To Nova Scotia

September 17, 2016 to February 20, 2017

Visit the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia on Hollis Street to see Return to Nova Scotia - a collection of newly-acquired, important works that have enriched the Province’s collection. Curated by Shannon Parker, Martin Hubley, Roger Lewis, and Roger Marsters.


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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.