Hello from Behind the Scenes of The Army Museum Halifax Citadel.
The Army Museum officially closed to visitors November 1st. We remain closed for the Season until Spring (save for Remembrance Day and Victorian Christmas weekend). During our 'closed' season, our Collections Team and Volunteers work diligently in the preservation of the collection with special cleaning and updating projects.
This past November our team got to work on a collection of metal and leather powder flasks. We cleaned the metal and leather, we updated the on-line records and digitally recorded them. Some of this collection dates back to when the Museum first opened in 1953 with early accession numbers (still recorded in a physical ledger book!) and one still having a beautiful tag written by the first curator, Harry Piers.
To view any special collection in its entirety, we ask that you contact the Army Museum in advance to book a private appointment with the curator or a member of the museum staff. Also note that if you have a group that is interested in a private tour, you can also make an appointment for a donation of $100.
Please visit our Visiting page to find out about our Hours of Operation and where we are located.
See you soon.
Please note: Our Project Preservation continues all year round. In the summer, we work on a smaller scale, continuing our mandate to maintain and preserve artifacts pertaining to Atlantic Canadian soldiers. Here at The Army Museum Halifax, we use acid free tissue, acid free storage boxes, as well as other conservation materials for cleaning and storing of artifacts. We do not have guaranteed income from any one source. And we have been pretty savvy putting the resources we do have to use. We could use your help however. If you are able to support ourProject Preservation with a donation, we are happy to put it to good use. All donations have impact. Even a donation of $20 can afford us a few more large plastic storage bins. Please see the "Support" page for information about making a donation.
To view any special collection in its entirety, we ask that you contact The Army Museum in advance to book a private appointment with the curator or member of the museum staff. If you are unable to visit us in person, you can explore our collection online with NovaMuse.