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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-634-4794
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are now closed for the season and will reopen in May of 2017.

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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax
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This museum tells the story of those who make a living fishing in the North Atlantic. Our guide came form a fishing family, with many members lost at sea. We should have allowed... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum tells the story of those who make a living fishing in the North Atlantic. Our guide came form a fishing family, with many members lost at sea. We should have allowed more time for this, but arrived an hour before closing. However, we paid a lower admission which allowed us the option of returning the next morning to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was my first visit to the Fisheries Museum. This was part of a school excursion and we did the guided tour. I highly recommend the guided tour because it was very informative, and we definitely learned a lot from it, more than we most likely would have learned on our own. This is a great educational tour for any... More 

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Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent an afternoon going thru the museum and found it very iterestng, The presentation of the artifacts is very well done, Is is not well marked and the cashier dd nt mention that the large sailing vessel is part of the museum which we missed boarding. It is worth a few hours and a few bucks.

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Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

During our day in Lunenburg, my wife and I spent a couple of hours in this museum of the region’s fishing history. It is worth catching one of the regular informative talks offered by the museum guides. We learned about the history of the schooner Bluenose, which has given its name to just about everything in this town.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the Fisheries Museum multiple times, but I've never gone with a guided tour. I highly recommend the guided tours because of their exceptional and very knowledgeable staff. She gave us an over-all idea on how this place became very historic and important. She also made us feel free and told us that we can explore on our own... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The visit here was one of our best for museums. There are some interesting fish/lobster/sea creatures on exhibit in aquariums on the first fllor. You are greeted by a very friendly staff at the entrance and gift shop. The 2nd and 3rd floors not only show Lunenberg's maritime history, but also the way of life at home. Wonderful artifacts and... More 

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Thank sandrabing1953
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are glad you found the staff friendly and welcoming! It is certainly easy to spend several hours here if you want to take in the entire site. Thank you for your kind words! More 

Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I visited the Fisheries Museum earlier this month whilst on a coach tour of New England and the Canadian Maritimes on our stop in Lunenberg. Unfortunately, the stop in Lunenberg and our visit to the museum was all too short. We took a short tour of the museum with one of the museum guides who was very... More 

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Thank David S
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are glad you took the time in your short stay to come to the museum and take part in a highlight tour. perhaps one day you can return when you have more time to spend here. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a unique museum, as it covers an area of Canadian history that is probably not very well-known to most people. It includes many types of artifacts and depictions regarding Canadian commercial fishing, the life of the workers in that industry, and the lives of their families. It also inlcudes actual boats which one can board and tour. Fascinating... More 

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Our Museum vessels are a wonderful way to learn about the fishing industry and history and our staff help to bring this history alive. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Bridgewater, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have had multiple, good experiences with the Fisheries Museum, but recently I was given the chance through school to participate in a guided tour here. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and found it very helpful. Being from the area I thought I had a pretty good understanding of the history and the information provided at the museum, but the... More 

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Thank miatbode
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour. Our staff are great at tailoring tours for their audiences. It is a great way to see the highlights if one doesn't have enough time to visit the entire site, but clearly it is also an informative addition for someone who has visited on previous... More 

West Bay, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The world famous Indian Summer is in full beauty, but visitors are driven away by closing the museum already in mid October. Especially on a rainy fall day this would have been a great experience. The tourism industry should really start thinking of changing this!!! Very disappointed!

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Thank Annett K
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and will be reviewing our operational season. We certainly do not like to disappoint visitors. More 

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