Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax: Hours, Address, Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Reviews: 4.5/5

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
4.5
Military Museums • Speciality Museums • History Museums
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
About
Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Peter G
St. Catharines, Canada26 contributions
Surprisingly Interesting
Sep. 2021
My wife & I were in Halifax for a day and a half in September and were looking for things to do. After wandering around the surprisingly unimpressive Halifax Boardwalk area, we decided to go to this Marine Museum. Now, I'm not usually much for museums and cultural exhibits but I found this place to be extremely interesting. The layout of displays was very well done and storyboards were plentiful describing the exhibits and their significance to the area.

We found the display areas for the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion particularly interesting and we learned a lot from just spending a couple of hours there. The cost of entry was more than reasonable!

I would highly recommend this place be added to your list of things to see & do while in Halifax. It actually turned out to be the highlight of our short stay in Halifax!
Written October 15, 2021
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GracieGirl
94 contributions
Don't Miss It
Oct. 2021
So glad we motivated and went. Very interesting and informative. From the sailboats to the history of the fire to the Titanic--lots of history and interesting stories!
Written October 10, 2021
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Sandy B
169 contributions
A perfect way to spend a few hours!
Sep. 2021 • Solo
A fabulous way to spend a few hours. This museum is filled with interesting artifacts and information. A must do experience if you are in Halifax.
Written September 28, 2021
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Ping X
11 contributions
A must for Halifax visit
Sep. 2021
The museum is smaller than expected but a must as part of the visit to Halifax. The Titanic exhibition is particularly interesting.
Written September 20, 2021
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MasinaBC
Surrey, Canada98 contributions
Great for learning!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
It was a great couple hours learning about ships. Great exhibits on the Halifax explosion and the Titanic. So sad to see. It was a little over $5 to get in, so that was nice. And the location in on the boardwalk which was great.
Written September 8, 2021
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Laurence_Brussels
Montreal, Canada350 contributions
Very interesting visit
Aug. 2021
Entrance was free this summer so we decided to have a go. We were not disappointed! The Titanic section is very moving. You learn so many things about life on the ship, the segregation between classes, why so many lives were lost and the impact on Halifax. A must in Halifax
Written September 5, 2021
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Beach30Canada
Grimsby, Canada552 contributions
Comprehensive and moving
Aug. 2021
Our 10 year-old grand daughter had a focus on the Titanic exhibit, so our visit revolved around it. It's a comprehensive display and a moving experience.

There are excellent scale models of ships throughout the museum. Many of the displays work towards a better understanding of how marine transportation works in the Canadian and international economies.

There are even sailboats on the main floor at the back of the museum.

This is a minimum 2-hour visit. There are stairs, but there is an elevator for those who need one.
Written September 1, 2021
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AMsays
Thornhill, Canada3,309 contributions
Free to boot...
Aug. 2021
Excellent, well curated museum. Documented the Titanic and Halifax Harbour disasters with memorabilia, some of which was found close by. It also remembered the many Nova Scotia shipwrecks with poignant reminders. It wasn't only negative, there were many bright boats on display and another tribute to Samuel Cunard and all his accomplishments in the shipping and passenger industry. The museum was very busy with groups when I went and so I had to wait to see some exhibits, but still an immense experience which provided me with some crucial insight into certain events, which I had long since forgotten..
Written August 30, 2021
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FoodieLuxury
Levis, Canada1,502 contributions
Not bad but not awesome
Aug. 2021 • Couples
Went because entrance was free in July and August. Not bad but must enjoy maritime museums. Would not have payed for entrance.
Written August 29, 2021
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E. Van Bergen
Toronto, Canada128 contributions
A must visit in Halifax!
Aug. 2021
I've always wanted to visit this museum as it has memorabilia from the Titianic, Halifax being the closest port from the sunken ship. We were lucky too as during the time of our visit, it is free entrance.
Written August 26, 2021
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is open:
  • Sun - Sun 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Tue - Sat 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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