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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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Very Interesting and Informative

This is a Very Interesting Museum and covers a large scope of History of the People and industry of... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2016
NicholasMarlow
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Hong Kong, China
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Great Nova Scotia adventure

love the exhibits in the museum, lots to take in for all ages. The admission included visits to... read more

Reviewed 1 October 2016
Jean L
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Lower Sackville, Canada
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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!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a Very Interesting Museum and covers a large scope of History of the People and industry of the Region. Lovely People and Extremely Friendly.

Thank NicholasMarlow
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 1 October 2016

love the exhibits in the museum, lots to take in for all ages. The admission included visits to 2 boats on the water. Love being able to board this vessels and see below deck. Amazing to see how the space is used for those living...More

Thank Jean L
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Our vessels do give a very good perspective of what the life of a fisherman was like. There is nothing like going aboard the real thing to understand what it was like to live and work in cramped quarters with a large crew for a...More

Reviewed 30 September 2016

This was an amazing museum the history was fabulous, there is a lot to see and they give you a chance to see some come back later in the day and see some more. All day pass!More

Thank Colleen B
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. The admission ticket IS good for the day so one can leave to take in a boat tour, a buggy ride or a walking tour of the town, then come back and finish...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016

Our kids liked this. It's a place you could spend a lot of time if you wanted, but you could also just spend a bit of time and probably not feel like you missed out on a lot. They have some old fishing boats with...More

Thank Paul G
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

The 2 Museum vessels are a favourite of all ages! And you are correct - if one wanted to read everything, see all the films and take in every talk/activity, one could spend a lot of time here. But hitting the highlights only takes a...More

Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very interactive museum & on the top floor we heard about The Bluenose & the Blue Nose II !! The young guide was very informative & a stop well worth making.

Thank Donalene M
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

We are pleased that you found the Bluenose talk informative. Thank you for your 5 star review!

Reviewed 28 September 2016

Plan to spend 2 hours. Three floors of displays, live fish and film. Your museum allows you onboard 2 boats outside on the wharf. Staff talks are informative.

Thank 381joycep
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Thank you for your review. If one was interested in watching every film and taking part in every talk, 2 hours would not be near enough time, but 2 hours gives a good general tour of the Museum.

Reviewed 28 September 2016

"Eclipses" is a show put on by locals on the upper floor of the museum, telling the story of Lunenburg. The actors are enthusiastic and the music is evocative. Worth spending an evening. The museum itself is not extensive but very interesting.More

Thank juli368
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

"Glimpses" is a wonderful production that brings a full house nearly every show. Sadly they are finished for the season but we are hoping for their return next July. We are glad you had a great experience at the Museum. Thank you for posting such...More

Reviewed 26 September 2016

Particularly enjoyed the rum runner and Bluenose exhibits. Fascinating to look into the past and see how hard life was for the men and boys who went to sea. On a nice day it is hard to beat spending it on the waterfront here.

Thank Logan H
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

We are pleased you enjoyed the Bluenose and Rum Running exhibit. The expression 'Wooden ships and iron men' certainly rings true for the life of a fisher! THank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

You can learn pretty much everything you would ever need to know about the history of commercial fishing life in Canada during 1 hour and a half visit. Very nice.

Thank Andrew N
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fisheries Museum. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 26 September 2016

The aquarium might be nice for kids but it's pretty rudimentary. The exhibits, if you have the interest and time are very good. Lot's of models to make the written descriptions more meaningful. My husband is a real fisherman so reviewing the history in floors...More

Thank Claudia L
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2016

Thank you for your review. It is always nice to get a thumbs up from a fisherman!

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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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