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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-4794
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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you really want to learn a lot about the rich history of fishing in Nova Scotia, be prepared to spend at least a couple of hours here. They have a lot of interactive activities which is great for kids (and adults alike!) so there's...More

1  Thank Cambria2014
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable and educational visit to the museum. Interactive makes learning fun, and we can never have too much of that! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 27 November 2016

This museum tells the story of those who make a living fishing in the North Atlantic. Our guide came form a fishing family, with many members lost at sea. We should have allowed more time for this, but arrived an hour before closing. However, we...More

Thank 13bato
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

The time to allow for a visit is often underestimated by visitors. We have erected a sign at the entrance to help advise of the size of the Museum so time can hopefully be adjusted accordingly. We are pleased you made it out to one...More

Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was my first visit to the Fisheries Museum. This was part of a school excursion and we did the guided tour. I highly recommend the guided tour because it was very informative, and we definitely learned a lot from it, more than we most...More

1  Thank Emma S
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your great recommendation of the Museum. The guided tours are certainly a nice overview of what is here if one has limited time to spend, but also a good foundation for a longer visit. Our 2 Museum vessels at the wharf are...More

Reviewed 4 November 2016

We spent an afternoon going thru the museum and found it very iterestng, The presentation of the artifacts is very well done, Is is not well marked and the cashier dd nt mention that the large sailing vessel is part of the museum which we...More

Thank polubiatko
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are glad you found the Museum interesting but sorry to hear that the inclusion of the 2 Museum vessels was not made clear to you at admissions. We will certainly review admission protocol with staff. Thank you for taking the time to write your...More

Reviewed 2 November 2016

During our day in Lunenburg, my wife and I spent a couple of hours in this museum of the region’s fishing history. It is worth catching one of the regular informative talks offered by the museum guides. We learned about the history of the schooner...More

Thank Maurice B
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Taking part in one of the themed talks can really enhance a Museum visit. We are pleased that you found the Bluenose talk interesting. Yes, Lunenburg is proud of its famous schooner Bluenose and therefore it is indeed a common name for things in the...More

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I've visited the Fisheries Museum multiple times, but I've never gone with a guided tour. I highly recommend the guided tours because of their exceptional and very knowledgeable staff. She gave us an over-all idea on how this place became very historic and important. She...More

Thank Trisha N
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you discovered the benefit of a guided tour to give you a good foundation of the museum, even if you have visited in the past.

Reviewed 28 October 2016

The visit here was one of our best for museums. There are some interesting fish/lobster/sea creatures on exhibit in aquariums on the first fllor. You are greeted by a very friendly staff at the entrance and gift shop. The 2nd and 3rd floors not only...More

1  Thank sandrabing1953
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are glad you found the staff friendly and welcoming! It is certainly easy to spend several hours here if you want to take in the entire site. Thank you for your kind words!

Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I visited the Fisheries Museum earlier this month whilst on a coach tour of New England and the Canadian Maritimes on our stop in Lunenberg. Unfortunately, the stop in Lunenberg and our visit to the museum was all too short. We took...More

Thank David S
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are glad you took the time in your short stay to come to the museum and take part in a highlight tour. perhaps one day you can return when you have more time to spend here. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is a unique museum, as it covers an area of Canadian history that is probably not very well-known to most people. It includes many types of artifacts and depictions regarding Canadian commercial fishing, the life of the workers in that industry, and the lives...More

Thank Mary G
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Our Museum vessels are a wonderful way to learn about the fishing industry and history and our staff help to bring this history alive. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have had multiple, good experiences with the Fisheries Museum, but recently I was given the chance through school to participate in a guided tour here. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and found it very helpful. Being from the area I thought I had a...More

Thank miatbode
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour. Our staff are great at tailoring tours for their audiences. It is a great way to see the highlights if one doesn't have enough time to visit the entire site,...More

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Rodney J
Is the Museum wheel-chair accessible? Thanks.
4 August 2016|
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Response from GrillyGirl | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you've already gone, but yes it was definitely wheelchair accessible.
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Joyce W
How much is valet parking for guests dining in the restaurant for the lunch buffet?
24 January 2015|
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Response from elsaronnie | Reviewed this property |
No valet parking was there. There was a lot for abou$ 5.00 I think, but you can look it up on museum website.
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