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Temporary Closures

In accordance with provincial guidelines, all Nova Scotia Museum sites will be closed effective April 28, 2021.

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.

March Break

Blog

We are a family of 28 sites across Nova Scotia, 210 buildings, four floating vessels & nine locomotives - visit our blog to get the latest from Museum staff and guest authors.

Social media

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Viola Desmond

Viola Desmond was an African Nova Scotian who served not only as an entrepreneurial mentor to young women from her community, but whose 1946 criminal prosecution for daring to violate racial segregation in a New Glasgow theatre marked a watershed moment for civil rights and social justice in the Province, and in Canada. 

Publications

Research is one of the fundamental activities of the Nova Scotia Museum.  Our publications are available electronically through an Open Journal System catalogue hosted by Dalhousie University

Learning at home

Our Museums may be closed, but we have plenty of ways to keep learning at home through our online activities, exhibits and videos. 

Virtual field trips

We miss field trips too. Let us help teach some of our important provincial stories through our curriculum-based virtual programs brought into your classroom online. 

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Unlimited Visits

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