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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
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09:30 - 17:30
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Tue 09:30 - 20:00
Wed - Mon 09:30 - 17:30
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Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast...

Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments.

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Love this place, classic Maritime heritage and lots of Titanic history. Definitely a not mix when visiting Halifax.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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Langley, Canada
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Langley, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Love this place, classic Maritime heritage and lots of Titanic history. Definitely a not mix when visiting Halifax.

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A really excellent museum located right on the Halifax waterfront, with an eclectic display of maritime artifacts dating back hundreds of years. A great place to spend a couple of hours wandering around, especially when a snow blizzard is raging outside!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's worth it just to see the Halifax Explosion and Titanic exhibits. Excellent assortment of model ships dating back as far as two hundred years! Will recommend to our visiting friends for sure!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting history of Halifax. The history of the great explosion was also very captivating (forgot which year, but was early 1900's or late 1800's - I think:)

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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To me, the best exhibits were the Halifax Harbor explosion and the Titanic. The Halifax Harbor explosion exhibit was extremely moving and informative. I had never heard of this until we reached Nova Scotia. It was a tragic incident. The Titanic exhibit was also great. The survivors went to New York, but all the dead were taken to Halifax. Halifax... More 

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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

The Maritime Museum offers a good overview with exhibitions on the major historic events to the more obscure. The two major exhibition are the Halifax Explosion and Titanic, both these are excellent with documentaries on both. Excellent exhibit on Cunard and at the time of my visit one on Sir John Franklin and the discovery the first of his lost... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We are fascinated, as are many others, by the RMS Titanic story and Halifax's part in that story is sad as the bodies taken from the ocean were brought to Halifax on board the cable-laying ships stationed there. This maritime museum has an excellent feature on the Titanic and the town's role in the tragedy, but it reveals far more... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Small museum. Highlights are artifacts from the Titanic and history of the great Halifax harbour fire. Prior to my visit to Halifax I was not aware of the recovery missions done by crews from Nova Scotia after the ship's sinking. Nominal fee for entry. No tour guides when I was there but it was during the work week. Worth the... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

This is where you can see one of the best 'Titanic' visits anywhere. I mistakenly said this particular exhibit was at AGNS. My apologies to both places. This is a wonderful museum!!!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

If you like anything to do with shipping from the days of sail to steamer ships and more this is a definite place to visit. Great educational experience! One key exhibit is the Titanic display which has many artifacts, photos and details about this event. Many of the bodies arrived in Halifax for burial so Nova Scotia was very attached... More 

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