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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-4794
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Fascinating Museum full of great stories

My husband and I visited the east coast of Canada for the first time in October 2017. Our friends... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2017
Sharon K
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Peace River, Alberta
Advertised open, will probably never make it back

Very maddening,,,, "Closed for Season" on trip advisor and on Google says it is open,,,,, travelled... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2017
Alan B
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The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides the ultimate waterfront experience, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While at the Museum, you experience life in a fishing community and discover, up close, life at sea. Explore...more
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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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+1 902-634-4794
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Reviewed 20 October 2017

My husband and I visited the east coast of Canada for the first time in October 2017. Our friends in Antigonish, Nova Scotia highly recommended we visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and we are so glad we did. I love stories, and we...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

We are very pleased that you took your friends' advice and stopped in to visit us. It is always nice to hear guests enjoyed speaking with our staff. There is nothing like hearing fishing stories from those who experienced it, or even family of fishermen....More

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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Very maddening,,,, "Closed for Season" on trip advisor and on Google says it is open,,,,, travelled for a few hours to pull up and find out its closed.....More

Thank Alan B
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are sorry to hear this. Unfortunately, Google generates a side bar advertisement that we have no control over. We had requested this be changed, but it has yet to be. This sidebar does have a direct link to our website, which is the best...More

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

This is an informative, educational, and entertaining place all wrapped up into one. The video on th blue nose is a must as is the tour of the fishing,boat. Take time out to have fish and chips in the cafe, wow!

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

What a nice review! Thank you for posting. We are please to hear you found the museum both educational and entertaining. We try our best to combine the two and it appears we have succeeded!

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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

The decommissioned ships / vessels along side the museum make it a worth while visit. Kids love the touch tank.

Thank Backyard Retrea... W
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

The Touch Tank and the 2 museum vessels are certainly a fan favourite! Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 14 October 2017

Lots to see. Trip highlight. Very friendly and accommodating. Elevators if needed. Easy parking. Very informative

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are so pleased to hear we were the highlight of your trip! Thank you so much for your awesome review.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very informative museum! Glad we took the time to check it out. It has tons of information in the 3 levels. Lots to see and learn!

Thank iyeh
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are glad you took the time to check us out as well!! Thank you for your review.

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Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were referred to the restaurant by our B&B hostess. The Upstairs entrance leads into an interesting exhibit of the area’s fishing history, beyond which lies the restaurant. Although the supply of draft beer was limited by the impending close at season’s end, the food...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are glad you had a great experience at the Old Fish Factory and have passed that along to their management. Thank you for posting your review.

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Reviewed 11 October 2017

3 floors of exhibits, and 2 fishing vessels in the harbour real fisherman on each vessel will give you first hand information about the fishing industry.Nice gift shop also

Thank Edith Y
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your great review. There is nothing like hearing about fishing from those who actually went to sea and experienced the team life on a fishing vessel and the North Atlantic, sometimes at its worst.

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

It's nice to check out the museum when you're visiting Lunenburg. It's in a great location by the water. The staff were very knowledgeable, and had lots of info about the fish industry. It was interesting but it was also small, I wouldn't spend more...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We pride ourselves in our knowledgeable staff. The highlight tour gives a great overview and if time allows, it is great to be able to go back to areas in more depth. Our aim is to have staff in most areas in the event there...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

You should definitely visit this museum. And you should definitely avoid the aquarium on the first floor, unless you like to see sad fish living in small dirty cement tanks. This is what aquariums used to look like and it is bizarre that this one...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for posting your review. Updating our aquarium is on a to do list. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the remainder of the Museum.

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Rodney J
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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
January 24, 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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