The Kings Historical Society acknowledges that we are located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral lands and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq people.  We acknowledge the treaties of peace and friendship, and we thank the Mi’kmaw nation for their generosity in sharing their homeland with us. 

We’re open again for research, guided tours and homeschool and family programs. 

For more information contact email info@kingscountymuseum.ca or call  902-678-6237

  • Tuesdays- Archival researchers please call in advance of your arrival.
  • Wednesdays- Appointments are required for tours. For the best experience please provide us 24 hours notice. Tours are limited to a total of 5 people  all of whom must be in the same “social bubble.” Tour groups will be accompanied by  museum interpreters as they explore the museum.
  • Thursdays- Homeschool programming and tours are  limited to    social bubbles. To attend homeschooling educational tours and   programming 24 hours notice is required

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Welcome to  the  website of  Nova Scotia’s 

Kings County Museum

Our Mission: To collect, preserve, and interpret the cultural and natural history of Kings County, Nova Scotia.

Our Vision: To be a sustainable and inclusive operation with expert staff and quality exhibits and programming.

Our Mandate: The mandate of the Kings Historical Society is to:

  • Provide dynamic space for community and cultural engagement
  • Inspire curiosity about varied histories
  • Celebrate the natural world around us
  • Connect past and future generations
  • Foster a better understanding and appreciation of the cultures of peoples who contributed to the collective history of this region, and the land upon which it is based


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  • All Meetings

    Burial Grounds Care Society Meetings

    Community and Family History Meeting  TBA

    Kings Historical Society- Membership Meeting. Spring 2021

  • Shop

    Our online shop is OPEN . As our museum is now closed our online shop will be checked once weekly for orders.

    Visit our shop to buy books on Kings County history, genealogical CDs , community and family research and tickets to our workshops and concerts

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  • Latest news

    Opening April 13th to researchers. April 14th to guided tours and April 15th to Homeschool educational programming. Make your appointment today! 902-678-6237

  • Exhibits

    Visit our exhibits page to learn more about our permanent exhibits, and also find out what special exhibits we have on at the museum at the moment.
    Take a look!

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