We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Certificate of Excellence
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 1741 Hollis St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3C8, Canada
Phone Number: 902 424 7542
Website
Improve this listing
Today
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Wed 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 139 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
A underused facility

but one which will give the visitor a sense of both the history of N.S. art and where the local art world is headed. There are world class exhibits to be seen there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
JMAFIpswich
,
IPSWICH
Add Photo Write a Review

139 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Prince Frederick, Maryland
Level Contributor
20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We felt that the house was a living piece of history that is still used. Amazing architectural structure and beautifully maintained. Time well spent to learn more about Nova Scota politics.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Millarville, Alberta, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A reasonably good gallery with an eclectic collection of works ranging from historic to modern impressionist displays. I particlularly enjoyed the Maude Lewis collection. We were in Halifax for a conference and we're happy to find out that the gallery was open Thursday evenings (with free admission).

Was this review helpful? Yes
Halifax Region, Canada
Level Contributor
28 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

been here as part of the 'nocturnal festival', enjoyed it but too much really old paintings which don't interest me, other than that everything else was okay, you have to go and see for yourself

Was this review helpful? Yes
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
61 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

I really just wanted to see the Maud Lewis exhibit. I had read a book about her and wanted to see her house and paintings. (Folk art). I wasn't disappointed. Very nice. Lots of another folk art.

Was this review helpful? Yes
IPSWICH
Level Contributor
56 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

but one which will give the visitor a sense of both the history of N.S. art and where the local art world is headed. There are world class exhibits to be seen there.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

The gallery is lovely but has a somewhat small collection. We came to see the Maude Lewis collection and were not disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

On Thursdays from 5 to 9 pm there's free admission which is what brought me there, but after walking it I would have gladly payed. It's a great place full of art from Nova Scotia's artists, most of them were new for me and I had a great time reading their stories and looking at their pieces. Definitely worth a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Warwick
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

An interesting collection of provincial, modern, Native and historical art. Loved Maud Lewis's house and the maritime scenes of Fisherman's Cove etc. in oils and acrylics.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Take an hour or 2 to get a real sense of Nova Scotia's aesthetic and creative side! Very well curated, range from European donated from collections, to folk art, to hooked rugs, to landscapes, to Impressionists, to Morrisseau and other native artists. Very attractive gallery in 2 historic buildings over 6 floors, clearly laid out. Don't miss it! Our favourite... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cleveland, Ohio
Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Folk Art is the largest in Canada. It was fantastic. There is also a section on Autism and the Arts which is inspiring. The museum hold treasures large and small, in addition there are simple pleasures like artists with a sense of humor. Don't miss the wonderful gift store.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Art Gallery of Nova Scotia also viewed

 
Halifax, Halifax Region
 

Been to Art Gallery of Nova Scotia? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Art Gallery of Nova Scotia and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Halifax, Canada
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Art Gallery of Nova Scotia staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?