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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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Has very interesting details about Biloxi.

This Museum is well worth the time and admission fee to learn about Biloxi including the role it... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Hollywood, Florida
Great Museum

I loved this museum. Located at the foot of the bridge to Ocean Springs, this museum should be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
New Orleans,Louisiana
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The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage. The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This Museum is well worth the time and admission fee to learn about Biloxi including the role it played in providing seafood to the world. Also, very interesting, the effect Hurricane Andrew had on Biloxi.

Thank shark7711
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this museum. Located at the foot of the bridge to Ocean Springs, this museum should be on the must visit list for any tourist or local. This museum should have special significance for anyone who loves the area and loves seafood. Here's why:...More

Thank B5John
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This museum has a lot of focus on the people involved in the history of Biloxi. There are a lot of older machines and small replicas of boats, which will hold extra interest for the engineers and nautical enthusiasts. We spent 2 hours here, but...More

Thank LePetitMer
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I thoroughly enjoy this museum. The layout is unique and can be slightly confusing at first but it's bound to have you running into interesting facts at each turn. It's perfect for learning about the history of the MS Gulf, and I learned a lot...More

Thank Micah L
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Built after Hurricane Katrina, this museum is a wonderful exhibit of the history of the coast. I love the history of the seafood industry that once thrived there.

Thank robinsp1429
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My grandchildren, ages 16 & 7, and myself really enjoyed this museum. It gives you an understanding of how things are done. After visiting the museum, we took the Biloxi Shrimping Tour and rode on the Biloxi Schooner. We just loved all three attractions.

1  Thank onefunZ71
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The collection of seafood industry equipment and wooden boats is worth the visit. Good film about the seafood industry. Beautiful building with great views.

Thank JuralMS
Reviewed 26 June 2017

The museum is off the beaten path so we didn't expect an awful lot. Were we surprised. The museum presents a history of the maritime and seafood industry with the gulf area in its center. The collections are amazing, as is the maritime art. We...More

1  Thank Richard M
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We first visited the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, shortly after it opened. Apparently my review has been lost, but that does not matter. I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and knew the history of the seafood industry, or so I thought. It...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 14 June 2017

Love everything about this museum. At night don't miss the ship in the bottle view of the Nydia illuminated behind the giant window. Several short videos bring interesting local characters, boats, machinery, artwork and early seafood processors to life. The museum highlights are beautifully restored...More

Thank Robin R
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Marc M
22 January 2017|
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Response from Robin5488 | Property representative |
Yes, we are handicapped accessible. We have an elevator on the north end of our Museum building.
Michael G
16 February 2016|
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Response from Robin5488 | Property representative |
I am not sure who rejected your response about the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, no one from the Museum did. I don't know what your review was either, because I have not seen it. I am sorry it was rejected, but it... More