Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Hours Of Operation

Tuesday CLOSED
Wednesday 10:00 - 5:00pm
Thursday 10:00 - 9:00pm
Thursdays from 5:00 - 9:00 pm are 
Friday 10:00 - 5:00pm
Saturday 12:00 - 5:00pm
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00pm

Daily Tours
Wednesday to Sunday at 2:30 pm
Thursday at 2:30 and 7:00 pm


1723 Hollis Street, Halifax, Halifax Metro


T: 902-424-7542



The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is the largest art museum in Atlantic Canada. With locations in downtown Halifax and Yarmouth, the Gallery is home to the Province’s art collection and offers a wide range of exhibitions and programming. 

Housed in two renovated heritage buildings the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia displays historic and contemporary Nova Scotian, national and international paintings, sculptures, drawings, prints, photographs, ceramics and other works from temporary exhibitions and the Gallery’s Permanent Collection. The Gallery also boasts an acclaimed collection of folk art including the Maud Lewis House. 

In order to fulfill the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia’s mission to bring art and people together there is also a vibrant education program to benefit school children, students, community organizations and the general public. Public lectures and classes are held throughout the year. 

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia provides a fascinating and enlightening day out. Its permanent collection and slate of programs tell the story of Canadian art from a Nova Scotian perspective.

On site amenities include the Gallery Shop; the Art Sales & Rental Gallery and a café. Bus tours are welcome.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Wheelchair accessible

Detailed Information

Admission: Admission charged; F(12). CAA discount.