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Museum to Reopen in May 2015

Exciting things are happening this winter on the Halifax waterfront! Expert historians, museum designers, exhibit fabricators and construction crews will be working hard as we prepare to unveil new permanent exhibits in time for our May re-opening.

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Museum Reopening
May 5, 2015

Watch for details on our reopening events and new exhibitions.


Scotiabank Family History Centre

Open: Nov 3 to May 2015,
Monday to Friday; 9:30am to 5:30pm
at a temporary location:
Lower Annex (across the street from the Pier 21 front doors.)
1099 Marginal Road
Side door

During the Second World War, many British children were sent to safety in Canada. On the morning of August 4, 1940, Margaret Morris Smolensky, along with 1,532 other children left Liverpool, England to start their journey to Pier 21 in Halifax.

Read Margaret’s Story >

Our travelling exhibition, Canada: Day 1, supported by RBC, will be at the Markham Museum until June 2015.

Exhibition Schedule >

Major Waves of Immigration through Pier 21: War Brides and Their Children

We often say that the War Brides followed their hearts to Canada, and so they did. Between 1941 and 1947, the British war brides accounted for 93 percent of this wave of migration to Canada.

Read Jan Raska’s research >