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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.


June 1, 2016 to October 1, 2016
Balmoral Grist Mill, Balmoral Mills
11 am & 2 pm - Monday to Friday* Feel the mill in action and hear the whir of wooden gears as...
June 30, 2016 to October 9, 2016
Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg
"Dory Stories” presented by the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia:  will be on...
September 2, 2016
Sherbrooke Village, Sherbrooke
Featuring “My Father's Fiddle” with group members: Blaine Paterson, Shelley Hines, Robert Graham,...

Celebrate 200 Years

Pass through the gated entrance of Uniacke Estate Museum Park and experience part of Nova Scotia’s history. Surrounded by towering old growth trees, the tranquil lane you’re traveling on winds its way along the historic Halifax-to-Windsor stage coach route - the province’s first highway.


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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.