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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 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

"Oh, come on Hazel, you'll only have to see him once. You won't have to see him again." It took encouragement from a friend before Hazel agreed to go on a blind date with Russell, a Canadian pilot, serving in London, England during the Second World War. Seventy years later, the Wests' are celebrating their wedding anniversary this February.

Read Their Love Story >

What Would You Do?

In the interactive new exhibit What Would You Do? visitors will have the opportunity to act as a Canadian immigration official and admit, detain or deny entry to passengers.

Read Jan’s blog to learn what factors immigration officials have to consider when admitting or denying entry to Canada.