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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.

Events

September 17, 2016 to February 20, 2017
[Robert D. Wilkie ?] Wilkinson,View of Halifax, Nova Scotia, from Dartmouth, c 1850s, Oil on...
November 16, 2016 to January 3, 2017
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
Bring your family down to the village. The Museum of Natural History is pleased to open Holiday...
December 10, 2016
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
10:00 am to 12 noon and 1 pm to 3:00 pm Small Craft Gallery The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is...

Research Grants 2017

The Nova Scotia Museum Research Grant Program, administered by the museum's board of governors, annually contributes funding toward research projects that improve Nova Scotians' understanding of heritage or offer a different interpretation of our province's cultural history. Results from the research can generate artifacts and specimens for the provincial collections.

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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.