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.
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 100 artifacts and specimens that reflect the diversity of the province's culture and heritage.
The Mi'kmaq called themselves L'nu'k meaning ‘the people.’ The term Mi'kmaq comes from their word Nikmak meaning ‘my kin-friends.’ Explore Mi’kmaq history and heritage resources to increase your understanding of the province’s rich Mi’kmaq culture.
Research is one of the fundamental activities of the Nova Scotia Museum. Our publications are available electronically through an Open Journal System catalogue hosted by Dalhousie University.