|Location||Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Visitors||549,500 (2015)[note 1]|
Nova Scotia Museum (NSM) is the corporate name for the 28 museums across Nova Scotia, Canada, and is part of the province's tourism infrastructure. The organization manages more than 200 historic buildings, living history sites, vessels, and specialized museums and about one million artifacts and specimens, either directly or through a system of co-operative agreements with societies and local boards. The NSM delivers programs, exhibits and products which provide both local residents and tourists in Nova Scotian communities an opportunity to experience and learn about Nova Scotia's social and natural history. More than 600,000 people visit the facilities each year.
The Nova Scotia Museum was created by the Nova Scotia Museum Act, a provincial legislation.
The Nova Scotia Museum began with the collection of the Mechanics Institute in Halifax, founded in December 1831. The museum was formally established in 1868. The Rev. Dr. David Honeyman was the first curator. He was followed by Harry Piers, who as curator from 1899 to 1940 oversaw a steady expansion of the museum's collection.
As well as managing and maintaining historical collections, the museum has sponsored the publication of many historical books, pamphlets and other documents.
The organization also issues Heritage Research Permits, allowing scientists to collect and study fossils and other archaeological artifacts.
Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax
Uniacke Estate Museum Park, Mount Uniacke, NS
Sherbrooke Village, Sherbrooke
- Hours of these locations will be effected by federal, municipal, and provincial holidays. Please check the Nova Scotia Museum website for specific information.
Cape Breton Island
|Cossit House||225 George Street||Sydney||1 June - 14 October||Monday - Friday (closed Saturday-and-Sunday)||10:00 - 16:00|
|Baile nan Gàidheal (Highland Village)||4119 Highway 223||Iona||15 June - 15 October||Weekly||10:00 - 16:30|
|Fisherman's Life Museum||10309 Highway 7||Oyster Pond||Closed||N/A||N/A|
|Sherbrooke Village||42 Main Street||Sherbrooke||16 June - tentative||Thursday - Monday (closed Tuesday-and-Wednesday)||9:30 - 17:00|
Fundy Shore & Annapolis Valley
|Fundy Geological Museum||162 Two Islands Road||Parrsboro||Year-round||Wednesday - Monday (closed Tuesday)||10:00 -17:00|
|Haliburton House Museum||424 Clifton Avenue||Windsor||7 June - tentative||Wednesday - Sunday (closed Monday-and-Tuesday)||10:00 - 16:00|
|Lawrence House Museum||8660 Highway 215||Maitland||1 June - 1 October||Wednesday - Sunday (closed Monday-and-Tuesday)||10:00 - 16:00|
|North Hills Museum||5065 Granville Road||Granville Ferry||1 June - 30 September||Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sunday-and-Monday)||9:30 - 16:00|
|Prescott House Museum||1633 Starr's Point Road||Starr's Point||1 June - tentative||Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday)||10:00 - 16:00|
|Shand House Museum||389 Avon Street||Windsor||Sporadic||Sporadic||Sporadic|
|Maritime Museum of the Atlantic||1675 Lower Water Street||Halifax||Year-round (however, there are two seasons)||
|Museum of Natural History||1747 Summer Street||Halifax||Year-round||Weekly||9:30 - 16:30|
|Uniacke Estate Museum Park||758 Highway 1||Mount Uniacke||16 June - 1 October||Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday)||10:00 - 16:00|
|Balmoral Grist Mill||660 Matheson Brook Road||Tatamagouche||Year-round (except 17 July, 7 August, 14 August, 4 September, and 11 September)||Wednesday - Sunday (closed Monday-and-Tuesday)||9:30 - 16:30|
|Museum of Industry||147 North Food Street||Stellarton||Year-round||Weekly||9:30 - 16:30|
|McCulloch House Museum||100 Haliburton Road||Pictou||24 May - 30 September||Sporadic||Sporadic|
|Sutherland Steam Mill||660 Matheson Brook Road||Tatamagouche||Year-round (except 16 July, 6 August, 13 August, 3 September, and 10 September)||Wednesday - Sunday (closed Monday)||9:30 - 16:30|
|Barrington Woolen Mill||2368 Highway 3||Barrington||1 June - tentative||Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday)||10:00 - 16:30|
|Black Loyalist Heritage Centre||119 Birchtown Road||Shelburne||Year-round||Weekly||10:00 - 17:00|
|The Dory Shop Museum||11 Dock Street||Shelburne||1 June - 15 October||Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sunday-and-Monday)||10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00 (closed between 12:00 - 13:00)|
|Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic||68 Bluenose Drive||Lunenburg||Year-round||Weekly||9:30 - 17:00|
|Old Meeting House||2408 Highway 3||Barrington||1 June - tentative||Monday - Saturday (closed Sunday)||10:00 - 16:30|
|Perkins House Museum||105 Main Street||Liverpool||1 June - tentative||Weekly||Monday - Saturday (9:30 - 17:00)
Sunday (13:00 - 17:00)
|Ross Farm Museum||4568 Highway 12||New Ross||Year-round||Tuesday - Sunday (closed Monday)||9:30 - 16:30|
|Ross-Thomson House & Store Museum||9 Charlotte Lane||Shelburne||1 June - 15 October||Tuesday - Saturday (closed Sunday-and-Monday)||10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:00 (closed between 12:00 - 13:00)|
|Wile Carding Mill||242 Victoria Road||Bridgewater||Closed||N/A||N/A|
Yarmouth & Acadian Shores
|The Acadian Village of Nova Scotia||91 Old Church Road||Lower West Pubnico||30 May - 23 September (three seasons)||
||9:00 - 17:00|
|Firefighters' Museum of Nova Scotia||451 Main Street||Yarmouth||Year-round||Weekly||Monday - Saturday (9:00 - 17:00)
Sunday (10:00 - 17:00)
- The following is the total attendance figure from all 28 Nova Scotia Museum locations.
- "Nova Scotia Museum Attendance (by region) 2006–2015" (PDF). Nova Scotia Museums. 2016. Retrieved 21 August 2018.
- Allan Billard (3 October 2016). Lighthouses of Nova Scotia: Discovering their history and heritage. Formac Publishing Company. pp. 23–. ISBN 978-1-4595-0449-3.
- "Nova Scotia Museum". Council of Nova Scotia Archives. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12.
- "Collaborators launch new 'Harmful Nova Scotia Plants' app". Halifax Magazine, Sara Sawyer, March 9, 2017.
- "Model Building - Ships". Canadian Woodworking & Home Improvement Magazine, August/September 2004
- "N.S. history comes to life in calendar". Chronicle Herald, Elissa Barnard, December 22, 2017
- A. J. Bowden; Cynthia V. Burek; R. Wilding (2005). History of Palaeobotany: Selected Essays. Geological Society of London. pp. 106–. ISBN 978-1-86239-174-1.