Fall at the Nova Scotia Museum - 2021
After a wonderful summer season, some of our family of 28 Museums will be closing for winter off season. Next month is your last chance to explore some of our sites until next year, closing dates are listed below.
Nova Scotia will recognize September 30 as Truth and Reconciliation Day to acknowledge and reflect on the legacy of residential schools and the vital role it holds in the reconciliation process.
Some Nova Scotia Museums sites will be closed September 30 to honour First Nations, Inuit and Métis residential school survivors and their families and communities. Please check individual webistes for hours.
Closed September 30 for Truth and Reconciliation Day
- Museum of Natural History
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
- Prescott House Museum
- Firefighters’ Museum
- Museum of Industry
- Ross Farm Museum
- Fundy Geological Museum
- Black Loyalist Heritage Centre
- Balmoral Grist Mill (Last day Oct. 2)
- Sutherland Steam Mill (Last day Oct. 2)
- Lawrence House Museum (Last day Oct. 2)
- Haliburton House Museum (Last day Oct. 2)
- Uniacke Estate Museum Park (Last day Oct. 2)
- Old Meeting House (Last day Oct. 2)
- Barrington Woolen Mill (Last day Oct. 2)
- Ross-Thomson House & Museum (Last day Oct. 15)
- Dory Shop Museum (Last day Oct. 15)
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic (Last day Oct. 16)
Closed for the season
- Wile Carding Mill Museum
- Le Village historique acadien de la Nouvelle-Écosse
- Sherbrooke Village
- Baile nan Gàidheal | Highland Village
- McCulloch House Museum
Explore our video series with Roger Lewis, Mi’kmaq Cultural Heritage Curator at the Nova Scotia Museum.
Infos are leaflets answering some of the questions you most often ask us. The following online Infos can be printed, for use in the classroom by teachers, or for general reading for those who are interested.
Infosheet on Membertou’s Gourd (PDF 528 KB)
Infosheet on Membertou’s Gourd - French (PDF 526 KB)
Reciprocal Research Network
First Nations items from across Canada!
The RRN lets you research cultural items held at 21 institutions, all from the same convenient interface. Create a project to conduct your research, then invite other people to work with you.
The project is a joint effort, co-developed by Musqueam Indian Band, the Stó:lō Nation/Tribal Council, the U’mista Cultural Society and the Museum of Anthropology at UBC. Many partner institutions from around the world are also involved. Visit the Reciprocal Research Network »
Mi'kmaq Portrait Gallery
The Nova Scotia Museum's Mi'kmaq Portraits Collection is a database of more than 700 portraits and illustrations that provides a glimpse into the history of the Mi'kmaq of Atlantic Canada. The collection results from research by the Museum over many years, often with the participation of Mi'kmaq individuals and other institutions. View the collection »
Petroglyphs, or rock carvings, were cut with stone tools, probably pre-dating the introduction of European-made metal tools, beginning about 1500.
National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation
Truth and Reconciliation Week - a 5-day national event that will continue the conversations from Every Child Matters. Important conversations including the truths of the Indigenous treaties, First Nation, Métis and Inuit land claims, and the residential schools system. This online event will provide historical workshops, exclusive video content, and activities for students — all supported by artistic and cultural performances by First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists.