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.


November 6, 2017 to December 16, 2017
Museum of Industry, Stellarton
​ This first exhibition curated by Art at Large brings together established and emerging artists to...
November 23, 2017 to December 10, 2017
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
By Karen Bassett, Directed by Koumbie, Produced by Eastern Front Theatre Featuring Troy Adams,...
November 24, 2017
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
Lighting of the Vessels, food vendors, caroling & much more!
November 24, 2017 to November 26, 2017
Sherbrooke Village, Sherbrooke
Make plans now to attend this years’ Sherbrooke Village Old Fashioned Christmas. The event will...

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.

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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.