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AGNS will be closed at 12:00pm, January 7th due to weather. 

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About the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia

Know Before You Go – COVID-19 Guidelines

Our goal is to ensure that you can immerse yourself in art and art experiences in the safest space possible. To make this possible, we have implemented several safety measures throughout the Gallery. Click the COVID-19 button to ensure you know the new guidelines for visiting the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.


Open - Heritage Day (free admission), Easter Sunday, Victoria Day, Canada Day, Natal Day, Labour Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, Thanksgiving Day

Reduced hours - Remembrance Day, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve

Closed - Good Friday, Easter Monday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day


All areas of the Halifax gallery are wheelchair accessible. If assistance or a wheelchair is required, please visit our information desk.

Please note: backpacks, food, drinks, large bags, and umbrellas are not permitted in Gallery spaces. These items must be stored in our coatroom, lockers are also available. Photography is allowed, without flash.


Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax
1723 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS B3J 1V9


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Getting there

Parking is available nearby. There are numerous parking lots, as well as metered street parking.

The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a participating venue in the Easter Seals Canada Access 2 Card program that offers free admission for the companion of those visitors with permanent disabilities who require assistance while visiting the Gallery. To learn more about the Access 2 Card Program, click here.


The Art Gallery of Nova Scotia is a participating venue of the Canoo program that offers free admission to cultural attractions for newcomers of Canada during their first year of citizenship. To learn more about Canoo, click here.