Mastodon femur

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.


February 16, 2019 to February 17, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
This weekend our interpreters will be demonstrating the traditional art of snowshoe making. We have...
February 18, 2019
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
9 am to 5 pm Lunch With… Nova Scotia Wildlife 10:00 am You’ll find some of Nova Scotia’s rich...
February 18, 2019
Ross Farm Museum, New Ross
This coming Heritage Day is a great opportunity to visit and experience local museums, archives,...
February 19, 2019
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
7:00 pm This presentation is not about the world's biggest supplier of consumer goods. It's about a...

Finding Honeyman

Start the journey of #FindingHoneyman with an interactive timeline of David Honeyman - the first Curator of the Nova Scotia Museum.

Research Grants

Nova Scotia Museum (NSM) Research Grants may be awarded by the NSM Board of Governors to individuals conducting research in Nova Scotia. Completed application forms including a project description must be received for consideration by March 1, 2019, 5pm.


Mastodon Femur

The Mastodon femur recently put back on display at the Museum of Natural History, was found in Middle River, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia in 1834. This bone has a big history! 

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