Studying the culture, religion, and language of different races helps us get a sense of what their lives were like. The ethnology Gallery studies the history of the Mi'kmaq people and examines their origins, artistry and way of life. We have many examples of woven baskets, quillwork and beadwork that were produced by the Mi'kmaq. There are also displays of the materials that were used by them such as birch bark, wood and stone.

This permanent gallery shows what life for the Mi'kmaq was like in pre-contact and early Nova Scotia.