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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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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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1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-424-7890
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Reviewed yesterday

I can't believe the amount of history in this museum. |I loved the museum but when we visited, there was a cruise ship in town. This made for huge crowds and it was difficult to be be able to view some exhibits. I would recommend...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank kkkkb
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Museum not only highlights the seafaring history of Halifax but extensively covers the 1917 Explosion the largest explosion before the two WW2 nukes in Japan.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jaabruce
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved everything about Halifax. Came there on a World Cruise and thought the cruise terminal was the best one I visited on my travels. Stalls full of excellent crafts made in Halifax and surrounding places. Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was excellent and there were...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

this place is a must see while in Halifax ,One of the best Titanic artifacts on display with a in depth interactive stations that includes history from boating in the early days to the Halifax explotion.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank justindug
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great museum and a good place to visit if you are in the city. I really went to see the Titanic exhibit, but ended up most particularly impressed with the rooms and rooms of meticulously-crafted miniature models of various ships and other...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jmillsnc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Titanic, Halifax Explosion...I experienced history in a way I never have before. I literally closed the place down...but I could've stayed longer. So much to see, to read, to learn about. My most moving Nova Scotia visit.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank NY2YT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Terrific museum right on the waterfront. Great time of year to visit - we were nearly alone! Nice display of Titanic artifacts. And say Hi to Merlin the Parrot! He loves to talk and dance!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank davidmF4128LG
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum focuses on the maritime culture of a Canadian Atlantic harbor. The two historic events, Halifax explosion and Titanic, are presented in elaborated details. I would recommend everyone to pay a visit to this museum, in a provincial boredom.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tao-is-Tao
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was with group that had presentation and guide through exhibit. Recommend only presentation and the rest of the time to view exhibits on your own. Did not have as much time to spend on exhibits as needed.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 22galer
Reviewed December 11, 2018

We spent most of the day at this museum and went back in the evening to hear a free informative talk about the HMCS Sackville. The collection requires several hours to view completely and ranges across the gamut of local and more general maritime history....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Tori J
September 6, 2018|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply but 2 to 3 hours would give you the opportunity to see and read everything
Madeleine O
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Lowpymtking | Reviewed this property |
Canadian. Very worthwhile
October 13, 2016|
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Response from Tristan E | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a parking lot with meters.