News release

Province House, Platinum Jubilee Exhibit Open for Guided Tours

Province House in Halifax, Canada’s oldest legislative building, is now open to the public for guided tours through September 29.

To celebrate the platinum jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II, Province House is also hosting a special exhibit to look back at the Queen’s five royal tours of Nova Scotia. The exhibit includes artifacts, memorabilia and photographs from all five visits.

“Province House has a close connection to Canada’s constitutional monarchy, evident by the numerous visits of members of the Royal Family over the historic building’s 203-year history. We are honoured to highlight this special relationship as Nova Scotians celebrate Her Majesty’s 70-year reign,” said Keith Bain, Speaker of the House of Assembly.

The Queen and her late husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, visited Province House in 1951 – before her accession to the throne – and 1994. In 1994, the Queen unveiled a plaque designating Province House a national historic site. The platinum jubilee exhibit includes Legislative Television footage highlighting the unveiling and visit.

The exhibit is available to view until September 29.

More information on the summer tour schedule is available at: https://nslegislature.ca/get-involved/visit-province-house . Visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a mask.

Quick Facts:

  • Province House is located at 1726 Hollis St.
  • the Queen and Prince Philip visited Nova Scotia in 1951, 1959, 1976, 1994 and 2010

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