Nova Scotia Museums
With 27 provincial museums and interpretive centres, 13 National Historic Sites, and dozens of community-based museums, Nova Scotia's storied history offers plenty of historical adventures. You will experience everything from the fisheries to fossils, and whales to woollen mills. Experience our history firsthand at our 10 living history museums where costumed interpretors bring to life days gone by,
Cool Museum Exhibits
Take a walk the deck of a floating vessel at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic along the Halifax waterfront or at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg or board a locomotive at the Nova Scotia Museum of Industry in Stellarton. With a calendar full of workshops, tours, celebrations, and demonstrations, our unique and interactive museums offer amazing living history experiences throughout Nova Scotia.
- Maritime Museum of the Atlantic: Take a guided ghost story and marine folklore tour with an interpreter.
- Cape Breton Miners Museum: Get in a coal car and go far beneath the surface of the Earth as a retired coal miner guides you through the deeps.
- Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic: Board a salt bank schooner tied wharf-side and sit in the galley.
- Sherbrooke Village: Spend two days living in the 1860s with the “Hands on History” program.
- Fundy Geological Museum: Go on a Triassic-Jurassic Dinosaur Field Trip where Canada’s oldest dinosaurs once roamed.
- Le Village Historique Acadien: Let the inhabitants tell you their story and bring their customs and crafts to life as in the 17th century.
- Highland Village Museum: Immerse yourself in the Gaelic culture and settlement in Cape Breton.
- Nova Scotia Museum of Industry: Push, pull, lift, drop, and laugh and learn as you enjoy acres of exhibits and interactive displays that highlight how technology and people worked throughout Nova Scotia’s history.
Whatever your interests, there’s an adventure to be had at each of Nova Scotia's 27 provincial museums with many special events taking place year-round.