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Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

1741 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9, Canada
+1 902-424-7542
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Small and interesting!!

Came here specifically to see Maud Lewis house which was so special! Also, many of her paintings... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Barbara L
New England
via mobile
Picture yourself at this gallery

This is a pretty nice gallery, with quite an interesting variety of artwork. It is not huge, so... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ontario, Canada
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Art museum focusing on provincial and Canadian artwork in various mediums.
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good34%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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1741 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1V9, Canada
+1 902-424-7542
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here specifically to see Maud Lewis house which was so special! Also, many of her paintings were on display and enjoyed them. Did tour rest of museum which is small but interesting-loved the Inuit exhibit. Very pleasant and helpful staff!!

1  Thank Barbara L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a pretty nice gallery, with quite an interesting variety of artwork. It is not huge, so you should be able to cover it in 2 hours or so. Please note that it is located in two separate buildings, connected by an underground walkway....More

2  Thank 448andyk
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn about Maude Lewis and see her work. Visit the Inuit collection. Nice museum, with very helpful staff.

1  Thank flagirl30
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For me, a fixed point in any visit to a city is its museum(s). The AGNS was a highlight of my trip to Halifax. Its collections of Canadian art, particularly that of a local primitive artist, Maud Lewis, but also its historic and contemporary First...More

1  Thank Deborah A
Reviewed August 14, 2017

Having just seen the movie on her really appreciated seeing her house and paintings. Not a very big museum. Cafe is only open during the week but lots of restaurants close by.

1  Thank patricia w
Reviewed August 13, 2017 via mobile

The Gallery in Hollis Street is only five minutes from the harbour front. There are two wings joined by un underground exhibition room. The current main exhibits are Maud Lewis an amazing lady who lived in. 7x9 ft house and despite severe arthritis and no...More

1  Thank hmlhhf
Reviewed August 8, 2017 via mobile

The highlight of this museum is the Maud Lewis exhibit. It is very well presented - the little house she lived in is outstanding. There were many of her paintings and the telling of her life story was really interesting too. The art gallery also...More

1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

I visit this gallery once a year when I return to Nova Scotia to visit friends and family. Usually the gallery has been near empty with my footsteps echoing round the space which I found strange & eerie. I was really pleased to see many...More

Thank Mscoachbeth
Reviewed August 3, 2017

This is a must see! This Gallery is well worth visiting. If you have 2 or more hours to spare, please take the time to tour it. The Maud Lewis house is there along with many, many paintings by Maud. There are so many other...More

1  Thank Sharon M
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We went to the gallery on a rainy day and it was an excellent choice. The gallery is easy to walk around and explore and there is plenty to see.

1  Thank Vicky M
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Barbara L
August 14, 2017|
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Response from White B | Reviewed this property |
We parked in one of the side roads. No problem! 100m walk max.
May 31, 2017|
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Response from demarcocam0 | Reviewed this property |
Mon - Wed 10am - 5 pm Thursday 10am - 9pm Free Access Thursdays 5pm - 9pm Fri - Sun 10am - 5pm Daily Tours
Susan H
May 5, 2015|
Response from PamB882014 | Reviewed this property |
We paid $12 per adult on Sunday.