Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg: Hours, Address, Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Reviews: 4.5/5

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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
4.5
Temporarily closedClosed until May 21, 2022
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Come to the Lunenburg waterfront and experience the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Within the walls of a former fish processing plant the stories of our fishery come to life. The Marine Life Gallery explores what lies beneath the waves, other galleries tell the stories of the Mi’kmaq Fishery, Inshore Fishery, the Banks Fishery and resulting Spin-off Industries, while paying respects to the hardships of the Stormy Seas. Step on the deck of our flagship, Theresa E. Connor. Take in our daily presentations on Lobster Lore, The Bluenose Saga and the Model Schooner Launch, as well as other special features.
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Washington DC, DC14 contributions
Oct. 2021
This museum is full of the fascinating history of the Atlantic fisheries - such an important part of Canada. The exhibits are extensive. The guides are friendly and happy to answer questions, going the extra mile to find answers.
Written October 18, 2021
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We are so very pleased to hear the Interpreter Staff went that extra mile! This is what we love to hear. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for posting such a great review!
Written November 1, 2021
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RDHiscott
Lion's Head, Canada320 contributions
Sep. 2021
Impressive museum with many nicely-designed exhibits and very knowledgeable guides to escort you through the two levels of the museum. Located on the waterfront of beautiful, picturesque Lunenburg.
Written September 27, 2021
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We will pass on your kind words to our Curatorial Staff as they will be pleased to hear this. We are three levels so I hope you didn't miss a whole floor! You will have to return one day to see what you may have missed! Thank you for posting your review.
Written November 1, 2021
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RDHiscott
Lion's Head, Canada320 contributions
Sep. 2021
Impressive museum with many nicely-designed exhibits and very knowledgeable guides to escort you through the two levels of the museum. Located on the waterfront of beautiful, picturesque Lunenburg.
Written September 27, 2021
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We are concerned you may have missed our 3rd floor as we have 3 levels, so you will have to return again to see what you may have missed! The staff enjoy sharing our history with Museum guests. Thank you for your kind review.
Written October 14, 2021
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monique.blake15@gmail.com
Ottawa, Canada494 contributions
Sep. 2021
You can’t be in Lunenburg without visiting this fabulous fishery museum. It is so informative . The exhibits were so well done and explained throughout.
Written September 26, 2021
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We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Museum. Thank you for posting your great review!
Written October 14, 2021
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E. Van Bergen
Toronto, Canada128 contributions
Aug. 2021
Totally enjoyed our time at this museum! We learned a lot about fisheries as well as Atlantic fishes scallops and lobsters!
Written August 26, 2021
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We are always happy to hear that guests experience a fun learning experience while visiting the Museum. Thank you for posting your review!
Written September 8, 2021
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peggy b
Saint John, Canada9 contributions
Jul. 2021
We really enjoyed all of the fantastic exhibits. Very educational with lots of interesting items. Staff were very knowledgeable and happy to share their experiences. Attached restaurant is great.
Written August 25, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed the staff, exhibits and attached restaurant. Thank you for your 5 star review!
Written September 8, 2021
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Blair B
47 contributions
Jul. 2021
Free for July and August 2021 and so interesting. Friendly staff and an attached ice cream shop makes a great afternoon finish. such interesting displays on the maritime and social life of Lunenburg.
Written August 19, 2021
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The staff enjoy the attached Ice cream shop as well! Our free admission is over now, but we are charging a modified admission, so still a great value. Thank you for stopping by and for posting a great review!
Written September 8, 2021
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LLMSOntario
Ontario82 contributions
Jul. 2021 • Couples
Toured the museum during our stay on Corkum Island. Easy entry and there are guides to answer any questions as you move about the museum. We heard two talks, one on dory fishing and the other on Bluenose. Both were fabulous! Both presentations were very knowledgeable and passionate about their subjects. Learning about our history from passionate story tellers is something everyone should do!
Written August 9, 2021
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Passion is definitely a great adjective to describe our Heritage Interpreter Staff. And they love to share their knowledge and passion. Thank you so much for your kind review of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic!
Written September 8, 2021
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Paul
Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada23 contributions
Aug. 2021
So set your compass or GPS Navigation system to visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in Lunenburg. There is so much to sea and learn of Nova Scotia rich fishing heritage for everyone of all ages. Many galleries with stories of the Mi’kmaq Fishery, Inshore Fishery, the Banks Fishery. Also many activities; from yarning a story with a retired fisherman or with the friendly staff about life in the fishery. So sail on into town and visit for few hours or maybe a day. There is so much to do and sea!
Also the Lunenburg is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is the home of Bluenose II. Also, celebrate Bluenose 100, Centennial Anniversary: 1921 - 2021 and enjoy walking the deck.
Written August 8, 2021
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Wow! I think you have said all that can possibly be said! Thank you for such a wonderful endorsement!
Written September 8, 2021
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MP0721
Kentville, Canada102 contributions
We've been here before but wanted to go back. We found that even though it wasn't as interactive as in the past, it was still a wonderful place to visit. The museum is clearly doing the best it can to create a nice experince for the guests within COVID safe parameters. The building is extensive with several exhibits and there's a boat outside that you can go on and look around.
Written July 29, 2021
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Thank you for recognizing our efforts to remain an interesting destination during the Covid restrictions. We are hoping to bring back our interactive displays at some point when Covid is only history. In the meantime, staff is eager to provide our guests with a memorable visit. Thank you for taking the time to write and submit your review.
Written July 30, 2021
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