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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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One of my favorite museums, we visit over and over

Love everything about this museum. At night don't miss the ship in the bottle view of the Nydia... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robin R
Take Time Out and Go!

Superb presentations with all one would like to know about the Gulf Coast and its bayous and... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Dan P
Pass Christian, Mississippi
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“shrimp” (18 reviews)
“gulf coast” (16 reviews)
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115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
+1 228-435-6320
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Superb presentations with all one would like to know about the Gulf Coast and its bayous and rivers. Select Gift Shop

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 4 May 2017

There were two short videos one the story of Biloxi the other of the areas maritime industry. Depending on how much you want to read, as it is self guided, takes about 2+ hours. There is quite a bit about shrimping we did not know...More

1  Thank Harold B
Reviewed 4 May 2017

Sitting by itself across the highway from a casino it did not look too impressive.It was actually a very interesting & informative museum. There were numerous displays of preserved watercraft and information on the seafood industry in Biloxi. Very moved by the films on Hurricane...More

1  Thank NRN_13
Reviewed 26 April 2017

My wife, her brother and myself Visited this Museum. It was very interesting and I learned a lot about the shimping industry that I was not aware of. The Hosts were very gracious and accommadating and the exhibets dated back to before I was born...More

1  Thank Fritz B
Reviewed 2 April 2017

The museum gives an overview of the fishing industry and boating competition that has been a big part of the history of the area. Informative film on Hurricane Katrina.

Thank ridger2222
Robin5488, Manager at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2017

So glad you enjoyed the Museum - come back and visit soon!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Biloxi hasn't always been casinos and it was nice to take a 2 hour break from the casinos to visit this museum to understand the history of the area and the people. The Museum is packed with information about the geography of the area, the...More

1  Thank HarleysMa
Reviewed 15 March 2017

You would think it would have been boring. However I learned so much by going here. They have so much to see, read, learn and experience. They have art, machines, boats, and even the light from the lighthouse! It was a very amazing experience for...More

2  Thank Ashley S
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Overall we enjoyed the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum. The maritime theme is consistent throughout the museum and the architecture. Three floors with sweeping windows and high ceilings to accommodate the boats and schooners with great views of Cadet Point and the bay. Even the...More

1  Thank GinNBerry
Reviewed 6 March 2017

I wanted to like this a lot more than I did. Had a lot of local history and ship examples but a little bit light on the type of history I was anticipating.

Thank hopkinsonc
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Marc M
Is this venue handicap accessible?
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
I didn't know where else to write this .I was going thru old e mail and found a rejection of my Feb 19 review of The Maritime Museum in Biloxi. I had re written it and you accepted it, but I originally thought it had gotten lost. Now that I have discovered you rejected it for violating your guidelines, I have no idea why. I re read it and re read it and had my wife do the same I can not see what the problem was. Michael Gardener
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