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Village Historique Acadien | © Courtesy of Province of Nova Scotia
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Top Museums in Nova Scotia to Visit

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Updated: 13 September 2017
If discovering Nova Scotia’s rich culture and history is marked down on your travel agenda, these are the top museums where visitors can learn all about this Canadian province.
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Fundy Geological Museum

See what Nova Scotia looked like 200-million-years ago when dinosaurs roamed the land, at the Fundy Geological Museum! You’ll learn about the area’s unique geological history, enjoy a beach tour, and check out interactive and hands-on exhibits.

162 Two Islands Rd, Parrsboro, Canada, +1 902 254 3814

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Museum of Natural History

Explore Nova Scotia in a whole new way at the Natural History Museum, where you’ll find local creatures from land and sea, Mi’kmaq artifacts, and even a full whales skeleton. Events and programs are held regularly and a visit isn’t complete without saying ‘Hi’ to the museum’s mascot, Gus the Tortoise.

The Best Museums in Nova Scotia

Gus the Tortoise | © Courtesy of Province of Nova Scotia

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Fortress of Louisbourg

Experience Louisburg as it was during its 1744 heyday. The largest reconstruction project in North America, the Fortress of Louisburg features dozens of buildings open to the public, and in the summer you’ll find “animators” of all ages filling the streets dressed in period costumes.

259 Park Service Rd, Louisbourg, Canada, +1 902 733 3548

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Nova Scotia Museum of Industry

Discover Nova Scotia’s rich industrial past and learn about the industries and economies that fueled the birth and growth of the province. Enjoy the many artifacts, photographs, videos, and hands-on experiences that the museum has to offer.

147 N Foord St, Stellarton, Canada, +1 902 755 5425

The Best Museums in Nova Scotia

Museum of Industry | © Courtesy of Province of Nova Scotia

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Sherbrooke Village

Experience life in 1860s Sherbrooke at this amazing preserved village museum. Explore the 25 original buildings, hear stories about village life, and dress up in period costumes!

42 Main St, Sherbrooke, Canada, +1 888 743 7845

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Uniacke Estate Museum Park

Take a trip to the lovely Uniacke Estate home and property, located just 30 minutes from Halifax. This beautifully restored estate was home to the Uniacke family for seven generations and will transport you back to the 1800s. Afterwards, you can explore the beautiful property and take a walk around Lake Martha.

758 Nova Scotia Trunk 1, Mount Uniacke, Canada, + 1 902 866 0032

Uniacke Estate | © Courtesy of Uniacke Estate Museum Park

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Le Village Historique Acadien

Enjoy the gorgeous ocean views from Lower West Pubnico and step back into life in this early 20th-century Acadian village. Pubnico is the oldest surviving Acadian community and is rich with history and culture.

91 Old Church Rd, Lower West Pubnico, Canada, +1 902 762 2530

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Cape Breton Miners’ Museum

Take an underground mine tour, browse the exhibits, and stroll through the historic village at the Cape Breton Miners’ Museum. You’ll learn about the rich history of the mining industry that helped to launch the region’s economy and created a lively hood for generations of people.

42 Birkley St, Glace Bay, Canada, +1 902 849 4522