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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-4794
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Our 12 year old daughter and hubby and I all found something that fascinated us at this museum... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Twila Y
via mobile
All about the fisheries

Coming from the prairies we found this museum very interesting and informative. Great displays and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Cantal
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Lethbridge, Canada
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The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides the ultimate waterfront experience, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While at the Museum, you experience life in a fishing community and discover, up close, life at sea. Explore our living fish exhibit and wharf-side vessels. Make your way to the Ice House Theatre, where films are shown throughout the day. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will enjoy their entertaining visit with us!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 12 year old daughter and hubby and I all found something that fascinated us at this museum. Give yourself lots of time to tour it as there is a lot to see.

1  Thank Twila Y
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wonderful to hear that the museum provided something for both young and younger! We are always pleased to hear great feedback like this. Thank you for posting your review!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Coming from the prairies we found this museum very interesting and informative. Great displays and learning opportunities about the Maritimes throughout.

1  Thank Cantal
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for coming from so far away and visiting us! We are glad you enjoyed your visit. We appreciate the 5 star review!!

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the museum! Very interesting to anyone who likes learning about the lifestyle and industry - great collections of artifacts. Our guide, Nancy, was beyond excellent - informative and entertaining!

Thank 4vatravelers
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. We will be sure to pass the word on to Nancy. Thank you for posting your wonderful review.

Reviewed 13 November 2017

located at the waterfront, its hard to miss the bright red museum. we visited on a wet, foggy morning in Sept, and spent more time inside than expected. it has quite alot of information about the history of Atlantic Canada as a fishing hub, and...More

Thank pompettchu
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

The fishermen on our vessels certainly can captivate guests with their personal experiences at sea - nothing like hearing it from the real McCoy! Rain and fog are the perfect weather to visit the Museum. We are glad you found your visit informative and moving....More

Reviewed 10 November 2017

It was a very positive experience .we went just before the busy season in spring.our friend from Minnesota was fascinated with the museum and could hardly be pulled away.being a bit off season,it was very easy to see all the exhibits and lots of attention...More

Thank dianec444
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

We love to hear that guests had a positive experience, and even more, that guests brought friends along. Early in the season is certainly a great time to visit to avoid the summer crowds. Thank you so much for your awesome review!

Reviewed 9 November 2017

We had a great tour of the Museum from a young fellow who was very well informed and enthralled by his subject. Highly recommend this museum.

Thank RonaldGHanks
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 November 2017

Wonderful to hear you had such a great experience at the museum. Thank you for posting your review!

Reviewed 2 November 2017

We were in Lunenburg as part of a bus tour of the Halifax area. We stopped for lunch and to look around. We saw the Blue Nose II docked outside the museum and then walked through the museum as well. Interesting place, we didn't go...More

Thank Ellyn T
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

We are pleased you made a point to come in and visit us. Perhaps you will return someday when time allows for a more in depth visit! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were spending several days in Lunenburg, with the museum one of the places highly recommended by our B&B. hosts. It was a recommendation we can heartedly endorse. We spent several hours taking in all the exhibits, and since it was a quiet day, we...More

Thank yankeefan730
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

We love to hear that folks intend to return for another visit. It is wonderful that we lived up to your expectations. Thank you for posting such a great review and we certainly hope to see you back again!

Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

On a recent visit to Lunenburg I was disappointed to find the museum was closed for the season. The attached gift shop was open however so if you are looking for a souvenir you can pop in there and find some nice gifts. There is...More

Thank Acadia80
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

Yes, we are a seasonal museum and close mid-October each year. We are glad you stopped in to our Gift Shop.

Reviewed 21 October 2017

My husband and I visited the east coast of Canada for the first time in October 2017. Our friends in Antigonish, Nova Scotia highly recommended we visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, and we are so glad we did. I love stories, and we...More

1  Thank Sharon K
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2017

We are very pleased that you took your friends' advice and stopped in to visit us. It is always nice to hear guests enjoyed speaking with our staff. There is nothing like hearing fishing stories from those who experienced it, or even family of fishermen....More

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Rodney J
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Response from GrillyGirl | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you've already gone, but yes it was definitely wheelchair accessible.
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Joyce W
24 January 2015|
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Response from elsaronnie | Reviewed this property |
No valet parking was there. There was a lot for abou$ 5.00 I think, but you can look it up on museum website.
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