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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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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 our living fish exhibit and wharf-side vessels. Make your way to the Ice House Theatre, where films are shown throughout the day. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will enjoy their entertaining visit with us!
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  • Average7%
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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 21 September 2016

Definitely participate in the tour and you will learn a lot about the area and its history. Our kids were a bit tired so they didn't enjoy it as much as I would have hoped but the tour guide was very knowledgable.

Thank Jenn B
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

Our highlight tour is a great way to see a brief overview so you can spend more time in the areas that pique your interest most, especially if you are on a time constraint. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 20 September 2016

The first floor is a tourist trap souvenir shop then a rather mundane aquarium. go deeper into the first floor rooms and there is a nice section on indigenous people of the area. The second floor has a fascinating exploration of the methods and history...More

Thank beentheretooo
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

We are in the process of a major Interpretive Renewal. Our First Fishers exhibit has been a weak part of our story for a long time and we are pleased to finally have an exhibit which represents such an important beginning. We are hoping to...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

This museum reveals the history and essence of Lunenburg as a fishing community. The displays are informative and well presented. Whether talking about the Bluenose saga or the day to day life of the fisherman the staff were enthusiastic , knowledgeable and showed pride of...More

Thank JJLain30
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

What a wonderful review! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience. We are glad you enjoyed your visit, took in some talks and chatted with our knowledgeable staff.

Reviewed 20 September 2016

Well displayed artifacts with historical significance to the town and area. Enjoyed the information provided. Easy access and a great location right on the harbour front wharf.More

Thank Mary C
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

Our location lends itself well due to the fact that the buildings that house the museum were once the site of our local fish plant - Lunenburg Sea Products. It only makes sense to tell the story of fishing in Lunenburg from these buildings! Thank...More

Reviewed 20 September 2016

This is a must see when you are in Lunenburg.Take the time and go thru this museum.It gives you a good history about fishing in the area The staff are very interesting to listen to about their separate areas .They also have some old boats...More

Thank gooilersLeduc
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2016

Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We do have a passionate staff who like to share their knowledge. We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 19 September 2016

This tiny museum is well worth visiting if you have any interest in understanding how this part of the world evolved. I found the section on the cod fisheries particularly fascinating.

Thank djp789
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2016

The Age of Sail exhibit that brings one through the cod fishery is an exhibit done by Parks Canada. It certainly gives a wonderful overview of the cod fishery from the beginning. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for posting your review!

Reviewed 17 September 2016

The name of this museum doesn't do it justice. It was fascinating, the staff were great and it was a treat to talk to former captains about the boats you could visit. Food was nice too.More

Thank teesdalewanderer
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

We are pleased you enjoyed speaking with the staff. Good food always makes things better! You bring up a good point about our name. Feel free to send along a suggestion for an alternative name that encompasses all we show and do here. We are...More

Reviewed 17 September 2016

Three floors of artifacts to look at. Well presented and you could always stop to eat and come back. This overlooks the harbour and when your done take the carriage ride located right out front.More

Thank snkyteck2
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

With lots to see in the area it is indeed possible to come and go for the day on your admission. We love the view of our workplace as well and consider ourselves very lucky to be able to see this view on a daily...More

Reviewed 15 September 2016

My husband really enjoyed the tour in the museum including the on board tour of the Theresa. History and artifacts were fascinating and the aquarium was cool.

Thank Terri S
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

Thank you for posting such a great review about the Fisheries Museum. We are pleased your husband enjoyed his visit!

Reviewed 14 September 2016

The museum is interesting, although we enjoyed walking through the ships that are free with admission. Seeing how fishermen lived, what they ate and doing so in actual boats was very illuminating.

Thank Dan L
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2016

There is nothing like the real McCoy when it comes to stepping onto a fishing vessel. Speaking with retired fishermen on board gives that extra step of authenticity. Thank you for posting your review!

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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
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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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