Black Loyalist Heritage Centre

Black Loyalist Heritage Centre 

The Black Loyalist Heritage Centre tells the story of the world’s largest free African population outside of Africa, in the late 18th century in Nova Scotia. Enter the Centre’s Lindsay Gallery and immerse yourself in the multimedia presentation of the Black Loyalist journey from Africa to the American colonies, then to Nova Scotia and back to Africa. 

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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. 


November 21, 2023 to March 15, 2024
Highland Village Museum, Iona
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Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro
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February 27, 2024
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
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February 28, 2024
Museum of Natural History, Halifax
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hand holding a  rock at the beach.

Reporting a Find

Have you ever been enjoying the outdoors, stumbled upon something interesting & wondered if you’d found something special? If you think you have found something with heritage value, we would like to hear from you.


This year the Nova Scotia Museum developed an overarching accessibility plan that will guide us to become more accessible. Each of our 28 sites will use this plan to develop their own plans based on their own accessibility needs.

Scientifically accurate model of a snow crystal.

Research Grants

Now accepting applications for Nova Scotia Museum Research Grants. Completed application forms must be received by no later than 5 pm ADT, Friday, March 08, 2024.

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