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
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • edge8400
    Valrico, Florida485 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quaint and enjoyable.
    Interesting specialty museum to walkthrough. No fee to enter. Staff was informative and friendly. Parking can be a challenge so plan ahead or use paid parking nearby. Situated on the waterfront with easy access to pubs, restaurants and other points of interest.
    Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit and found the staff informative. There is, however, an admission fee to visit the museum. Perhaps you were with a group that was pre-paid?
    Written August 16, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Ole Bat
    Biloxi, Mississippi3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Educational
    We got there an hour before closing so did not get to see all of this 3 story museum. We did get to go on the boat that is part of this and see how they use to fish, staying out weeks at a time on a schooner. Very informative, but go with plenty of time to walk around.
    We appreciate your review, thank you! Perhaps you can return again when you have more time to explore!
    Written May 29, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written November 14, 2023
  • Trail725483
    10 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun for the whole family
    The staff was incredibly friendly and great to answer questions. We were able to listen to talks about lobster fishing and boat launching during our visit. My kids had fun participating in boat launch demonstration. There was so much to see we forgot to explore the ship outside during the couple hours we were there. My kids also liked the fish facts and spent a lot of their time finding and reading them.
    We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. It sounds like you had a full couple of hours here! Since you ran out of time, that means you will have to return again to see our schooner Theresa E Connor at our wharf! Thank you for taking the time to post your review.
    Written July 9, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2024
    Travelled with family
    Written June 26, 2024
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Faience44
Ottawa, Canada1,144 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Couples
This a friendly but tad chaotic three-storey museum about the crucial fisheries industry in Atlantic Canada. The ground floor is a bit of a mish mash, with several tanks empty rather than containing fish. The second floor contains a concise and informative history of the fisheries and how it gradually developed. It also underlines how dangerous it was and is. The third floor is devoted to the Bluenose, a famous a Canadian schooner that won high-profile races against U.S. rivals a century ago.
Written July 9, 2022
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Thank you for taking the time to post your review.
Written August 9, 2022
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Astrid1511
Fredericton, Canada650 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020
It was a rainy day in Lunenburg when we visited the museum. We spent at least 2 hours and also took a tour. The tour guide was excellent. I would recommend a tour because the history of Lunenburg is fascinating. The gift shop at the end of our visit was a bonus. We all took home a souvenir of our trip.
Written June 26, 2021
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We are glad you enjoyed your rainy day in Lunenburg! Thank you for your kind words.
Written July 6, 2021
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KBD87
Arkansas1,268 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Family
This is a large museum with lots to see and do. There are plenty of docents around to explain exhibits and give presentations. There is so much to learn about the fishing industry and don’t forget your ticket also gets you a tour of a boat in the harbour that was great. You can spend from an hour to half a day in here if you want to. A must see when in the area.
Written August 1, 2022
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Yes, we have even had people return for a second day! Thank you for posting your great review.
Written August 9, 2022
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eVe 🇸🇬🇸🇬🇸🇬
Singapore, Singapore1,214 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
After an interesting walking tour of Lunenburg and lunch, we visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. It's a 3-storey museum. We are probably not history fans so didn't really enjoy. However, I spoke to a replica boat maker and that was interesting. He explained how he has to painstakingly make the boats exactly to the right ratio.
Written September 25, 2023
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We are sorry you did not find the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic your cup of tea, however, we are pleased you enjoyed speaking with one of our volunteer modelers.
Written October 30, 2023
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LLMSOntario
Ontario88 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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BoxmanPanda
Chelmsford, UK18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Trail725483
10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Family
The staff was incredibly friendly and great to answer questions. We were able to listen to talks about lobster fishing and boat launching during our visit. My kids had fun participating in boat launch demonstration. There was so much to see we forgot to explore the ship outside during the couple hours we were there. My kids also liked the fish facts and spent a lot of their time finding and reading them.
Written June 26, 2024
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We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the museum. It sounds like you had a full couple of hours here! Since you ran out of time, that means you will have to return again to see our schooner Theresa E Connor at our wharf! Thank you for taking the time to post your review.
Written July 9, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ole Bat
Biloxi, MS3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
We got there an hour before closing so did not get to see all of this 3 story museum. We did get to go on the boat that is part of this and see how they use to fish, staying out weeks at a time on a schooner. Very informative, but go with plenty of time to walk around.
Written November 14, 2023
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We appreciate your review, thank you! Perhaps you can return again when you have more time to explore!
Written May 29, 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Blair B
91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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Chanelle P
Canada34 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 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
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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