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Reviewed November 12, 2023

We spent over 2 hours in this museum and didn't see it all. So much history! Of special interest was the 1911 Explosion in Halifax Harbour and the sinking of the Titanic in 1917. Very well presented displays.

Date of experience: September 2023
Thank Terri N
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Reviewed October 27, 2023

We came to this place, travelling 3000km retour trip all the way from Toronto visiting all these places of interest up to PEI as family wanted me to learn about this beautiful part of Canada:

- we visited the museum the next day after Lee storm kept us in our hotel and fortunately the museum was not charging any entrance fee, saving us some good money
- we probably spent a few hours visiting both levels of this museum and could not resist, had to buy some black mugs to add to our collection of black mugs from around the world: they were so much cheaper here than the Freedom tower in NY
- we started with the amazing boats on the ground floor and then moved upstairs where you find not info on Titanic, besides lots of info and relics from the other ships sunk in this area
- there is a massive amount of salvaged pieces from the ships sunk in the last hundreds of years, if you like discovering this kind of stuff, I highly recommend to come during the week when maybe not lots of screaming kids would be around
- there is also info on the massive explosion that took place 100 years ago, due to the collision between 2 ships, one being an ammunition ship, thus levelling this town: this is something you hardly learn in Europe

My other half is a huge fan of this place, most surely we will be back again in the future.
Another piece of advice is to consider where you park your car: we arrived before10am and we kept going in circles because we could not find a parking space. We discovered a parking spot in one of the parking spaces located towards the end of Water St: most of the roads are only one way here, so is worth planning even parking. There is a massive walking area near the water with lots of restaurants/shops/arcade and small cheap/touristy pop up icecream/snaks/burgers and other type of foods which is rather fun - check the map.

Don't forget to have a conversation with Merlin, their gorgeous 'parrot' located on the ground floor, after their shop, and send my squeecky regards.

Date of experience: September 2023
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Reviewed October 26, 2023 via mobile

I found the history and artifacts from the Titanic to be fascinating. The information and artifacts from the Halifax explosion were just as interesting.

Date of experience: October 2023
Thank Kimberly T
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Reviewed October 24, 2023

I went for the Titanic Exhibit, but stayed for the rest. Nice displays on maritime life, the Halifax explosion and the Titanic. I did not realize that Nova Scotia played such an important role in the aftermath of the Titanic sinking. Very fascinating.

Date of experience: August 2023
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Reviewed October 8, 2023

Lots of history...the Halifax explosion, the sinking of the Titanic, the battle of the Atlantic (WW II), and an interesting section on the local MicMac indigenous folks and their inter relationship with the later European arrivals. If you don't know much about Atlantic Canada history this is the place to visit. Open 7 days a week (perhaps just during the tourist season?) and well worth a couple of hours.

Date of experience: September 2023
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