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.


to March 1, 2016
Highland Village Museum, Iona
You are invited to join us a Gaelic tea and Social. Drop in anytime between 2 and 4 for tea and...
September 30, 2015 to November 15, 2015
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
For First Nation artist, activist, and musician Alan Syliboy, stories are the thread that ties the...
October 3, 2015 to October 4, 2015
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
Come and witness a traditional demonstration in Lunenburg County Pudding & Sausage Making. On...
October 5, 2015 to October 10, 2015
Firefighters' Museum, Yarmouth
Fire Prevention Week is coming up so the Firefighters’ Museum will be having free admission from...

Discover their stories

The NEW Black Loyalist Heritage Centre tells the story of the world’s largest free African population outside of Africa, in the late 18th century in Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Plants

Learn more botany in Nova Scotia in our newest epub Nova Scotia Plants - available for download.


Be Social

Sign up for Nova Scotia Museum E-events, your monthly email update on all the latest events from across the Nova Scotia Museum.

Science Literacy Week

Explore your love of science with special programming at the Musuem of Natural History from Sept. 21 - 27.


Buy one Get 27

Unlimited Visits

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