Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
4.5
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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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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Nora W
Courtenay, Canada49 contributions
Sep. 2022
The museum provides an excellent overview of the history of fisheries and sailing in the Atlantic region. We spent several hours moving through the exhibits on three levels.
Written October 7, 2022
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Many people do not realize just how much there is to see inside our walls. Thank you for visiting and taking the time to post a great review!
Written October 13, 2022
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BoxmanPanda
Chelmsford, UK8 contributions
Oct. 2022 • Couples
Had a fantastic time exploring the museum! There was so much to see. The staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Shout out to Capt. Fred on the Theresa E. Connor who provided a lot of information about life on a schooner and being a fisherman in general. It was a pleasure to talk to him. Plenty of talks taking place throughout the day. Would highly recommend visiting the museum if you're in Lunenburg.
Written October 5, 2022
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Thank you so much for posting your wonderful review! Your shout out to Capt. Fred will be passed on to him and he will be pleased. There is something extra special about hearing it from those who lived it, indeed. Thank you for visiting the Fisheries Museum.
Written October 13, 2022
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keith47
Westcliff-on-Sea, UK602 contributions
Jun. 2022
Unfortunately we did not have enough time to fully appreciate this historical attention, moving on being necessary.
If interested in the history, not necessarily fishing, give it at least an hour
Written September 27, 2022
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Yes, we are fishing and so much more! Thank you for stopping by. Perhaps you can return someday and finish your visit. We appreciate you posting your review.
Written September 29, 2022
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larry s
Pittsboro, NC348 contributions
Sep. 2022
This is a good rainy day event. Especially good for children with the live tanks. Allow about an hour to see this entire museum.
Written September 24, 2022
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Rainy days are some of our busiest for sure. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.
Written September 29, 2022
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yma3
Saratoga Springs, NY26 contributions
Sep. 2022
We were pleasantly surprised with this museum. There was a small aquarium and information regarding the history of the fishing in the region.
Written September 22, 2022
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Thank you for visiting us and posting your review!
Written September 29, 2022
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Gus B
Massachusetts636 contributions
Sep. 2022
The docent who talked about Sea Dogs knew so much more than just about the dogs fisherman too with them on voyages. She was interesting and knowledgeable about so much. This is a great place to visit.
Written September 13, 2022
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We will pass on your kind words to her, thank you.
Written September 29, 2022
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Chanelle P
Canada13 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
The first floor involved live sea creatures - many which I’d never seen or heard of before which was really interesting. Educational and interactive materials about the sea life. I found the second and third floors less interesting but I think still worth the trip!
Written September 10, 2022
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We are so glad you stopped, visited and posted your review. Thank you!
Written September 29, 2022
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BobiTychynskiShimoda
Oakville, Canada275 contributions
Sep. 2022 • Family
Our family especially loved the first floor exhibit with the fish. The 2nd and 3rd floors offer different exhibits including boat models and other historical artifacts associated with nautical lifestyles. It was worth the cost and requires about an hour for a briefer walk through checking out just parts of higher interest. To take everything on you would need much longer.
Written September 8, 2022
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Yes, we are deceiving! Many folks find themselves strolling our galleries for a few hours. It depends upon how in depth you want to make your visit. Thank you for posting your review.
Written September 29, 2022
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JuanyPam
Columbus, OH210 contributions
Aug. 2022
The displays were fascinating, but talking to the guides and staff was even better. Make sure to go aboard the fishing trawler. This is well worth your time.
Written September 3, 2022
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Thank you for the shout out to our terrific staff. We are glad you enjoyed the Museum. We appreciate you posting your review.
Written September 29, 2022
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Jodi M
Lethbridge, Canada263 contributions
Aug. 2022 • Family
This place has 3 floors of exhibits and information. We loved the random facts and kids activities throughout the museum. It kept preteen/teens (and adults) entertained. The staff were friendly, helpful and welcoming.

This was initially a stop for a bathroom break and a chance to get out of the sun, but turned out to be so much more. It was a nice bonus to get to tour one of the ships docked with our admission.

Parking in Lunenberg was a nightmare, but we found parking right at the waterfront and it was worth the $4 an hour
Written August 5, 2022
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We are glad the museum entertained a multitude of ages. Thank you for posting such a nice review.
Written August 9, 2022
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