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Maritime Command Museum

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Maritime Command Museum

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2725 Gottingen Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 3C9 Canada
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Why not combine our two most popular tours into one? See the sights of the historic port city of Halifax and then take in the famous breathtaking sights of Peggy's Cove.<br><br>Our tour would commence from Pier 21 with its Historic block as the "Ellis Island" of Canada, where more than one million immigrants came through and more than 500,000 left from during WWII.<br><br>From there we will visit St. Paul's Church, the oldest Anglican church in Canada. As well, St. Paul's Church was among some of the buildings that withstood the Great Halifax Explosion of 1917. We will drive on to Fort Needham Hill where a memorial carillon was built for the victims of that explosion. Then we'll be on to Canada's most famous lighthouse.<br><br>Peggy's Cove is one of the most unique, captivating and exhilarating eye-openers in Nova Scotia. The quaint seaside hamlets of Shad Bay, Big Lake, East Dover and West Dover, to mention but a few, are also breathtaking.
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Paul F wrote a review Jan 2020
Eastern Passage, Canada19 contributions4 helpful votes
Took a senior group out to this gem of a museum twice. Once in November and again in January 2020. We had an excellent opening presentation by the director on the origins and history of Admiralty House. The other tour volunteers were thorough in their knowledge of the many display rooms and the history behind the artifacts. The topics on the main floor and basement included but not limited to a history Admiralty House and its role as a hospital; thorough history of the WRENS, the story behind the many ships bells on display, extensive collection of ship's plaques, the engagement with submarines since 1914, and marine communications strategies. Newly renovated, most of the upstairs are new displays. In January we went upstairs where the themes were: Admiralty House serving as Hospital during the Halifax Explosion HMCS Niobe – Canada’s 1st Atlantic Navy Ship Battle of the Atlantic and POWs World War I room North of 10: RCN Arctic Expedition; RCMP New Passage Age of Sail Highly recommended to anyone interested in the Canadian Navy or Halifax history. There were a lot of stories about individuals bringing a sense of engagement to the displays.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Alan Z wrote a review Jul 2019
Tampa, Florida1,453 contributions186 helpful votes
The museum is now know as the Naval Museum of Halifax and is located within the Canadian Forces Military Base. Heads up when following your GPS. The street address is now gated. You need to enter about one block away at the sentry gate of the military base and let then know you want to visit the museum. The museum it self is Free, but donations are excepted to further expand the exhibits. While we were wandering around, we met a museum volunteer named, Jim would was very helpful. He spent probably 30 minutes of his time showing off the highlights of the museum and talked about the ghosts that apparently haunt the building. The exhibits are very well done and informative covering many generations of Canadian Navy History. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Doxakis wrote a review Sep 2018
Pallini, Greece225 contributions89 helpful votes
A nice museum about the Canadian Naval during the last centuries. There is also a library inside related to naval history.
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Bill Z wrote a review Jun 2018
Winnipeg, Canada2,465 contributions244 helpful votes
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The former Maritime Command Museum is now known as the Naval Museum of Halifax. Located within Canadian Forces Base Halifax, in the Admiral's Residence, originally built by the Royal Navy, you have to have photo ID as you entering a military installation My wife and I enquired at the guard station for the location of the museum. We did not have any difficulty in getting in but parking was very limited. The elegant Admiral's Residence is a working building and a number of meetings that were going on precluded visiting all the rooms with displays. The museum is able to be toured as a self-guided expedition although a docent was available at the front desk to answer questions. A professional curator, as well as several volunteers were always on hand. The Naval Museum of Halifax is more of a traditional - read ancient, museum with displays in glass cases, rather than being interactive as in more modern facilities. Each room is crammed tightly with uniforms, equipment, ship's name-boards, bells, and naval equipment. A research library is accessible for historians and researchers and seems to be well stocked. If you want to learn more about Canada's Navy, its warships, and the proud sailors who serve and served in it, this is the place to be. I particularly enjoyed viewing the many scale model ships and the room devoted to relating the stories of the Halifax Explosion of 1917.
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Currymac wrote a review Apr 2017
Yarmouth, Canada52 contributions14 helpful votes
The former Maritime Command Museum is now known as the Naval Museum of Halifax. It is located within Canadian Forces Base Halifax, in the Admiral's Residence, originally built by the Royal Navy. There is an extensive collection of everything you could possibly think of that has to do with the Navy and naval life. There is also a significant research library. A professional curator, as well as several volunteers are always on hand to guide you if you wish. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Canada's Navy, Canada's warships, and the proud sailors who serve and served in it.
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Date of experience: April 2017
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