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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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A small museum but interesting

I am a boat enthusiast, so was very interested in all the boats displayed both in full size and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lafayette, Louisiana
LOTS Of history here!

We enjoyed our visit to the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. There was almost too much to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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.
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am a boat enthusiast, so was very interested in all the boats displayed both in full size and models. Nicely done.

Thank betharp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit to the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. There was almost too much to look at and read. So much history in this building. Staff was very friendly.

Thank peio
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Great historical museum of the maritime industry. The museum is well later out, easy to move through, and engaging material. The experience covers the weather impacts, cultural changes, the advancement in maritime tools and equipment. Really nice gift shop as well.

Thank JBudRose
Reviewed 22 September 2017

If you're interested in the local fishing industry or boating scene, then this museum is for you. We happened to stop by on a day when they were preparing for a large dinner so admission was free, but then some of displays were not readily...More

Thank interceptpubs
Robin5488, Manager at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2017

I am very sorry that you came the day we have our largest fundraiser of the year - We had to move exhibits, etc. to make room for 550-600 people that night. Please think about coming again when all exhibits are in place and you...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017

We went to the museum and spent most of our time on the third floor watching the movie on hurricane Camila and Katrina. The news clips contained in the movie were fascinating. There are lots of models and life-sized ships in the museum. It is...More

Thank jblack12017
Reviewed 16 September 2017

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 6 September 2017

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 26 August 2017 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 19 August 2017

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
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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