Nova Scotia Museum 150

Become a Museum Maker

To mark our 150th birthday, we want your help in choosing about a dozen items from Nova Scotia in 2018 to add to our collection. What should we add? 

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.


June 1, 2018 to October 15, 2018
The Dory Shop Museum, Shelburne
Stop by the boat shop to see our Master Dory Builder, Milford Buchanan hard at work.  He’ll show...
June 28, 2018 to October 19, 2018
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
The Nova Scotia Museum belongs to all Nova Scotians. We are celebrating our 150th birthday. We...
October 15, 2018 to October 20, 2018
The Dory Shop Museum, Shelburne
This is a 6 day intensive dory building workshop with Master Builder, Milford Buchanan. ...
October 16, 2018
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 pm The heartwarming story of the life and times of a Maritime fisherman comes to life through...


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