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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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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!
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-4794
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Lots of history. Very cool that you get to go on two ships. Also loved the rug hooking display on the tall ships. Very impressive.

Thank Jacquelyn K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a good visit. Makes for a nice couple of hours. Exhibits were good and staff were interactive and friendly to talk with.

Thank gardeningdaisy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Full of memorabilia and knick-knacks but in no particular order. Lots of the stuff are interesting but after a while it all gets a bit boring. It will kill 2 hours here if you have nothing else to do. The film shown on the third...More

Thank chiangmaicharlies
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This museum was great! Sometimes my kids are bored by museums but this was very interesting and interactive. It was extremely cheap for a family and you could literally do things all day. When purchasing admission, you also get entrance into the huge fishing ships....More

Thank Alisha C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an interesting museum with a variety of things to see. I really liked that the theatre did not run the same thing all day. A visitor could sit there all day and never see the same film twice. Really enjoyed the clips on...More

Thank TexasGrannieJ
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there for the talk about lobsters and the talk about the Bluenose. Both were so good we were glad to have been there. The aquarium is good for all ages but especially kids. A local grade 4 student's science fair project explains scallop...More

Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Outstanding display of everything fishing and charming staff, especially Mr Morris aboard the Connors!

Thank GiEdm123
Reviewed 1 week ago

The exhibits themselves were ok but what really made the visit interesting was the staff. The staff on the vessels were great at answering questions about their time fishing and about the vessels themselves and the staff at the touch tank were great with the...More

Thank HeidiBrendan
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped in today and enjoyed our time at the museum. My husband particularly enjoyed getting to go aboard the three boats at dock near the museum. The aquarium was rather small but still was enjoyable. I was particularly impressed with the way the museum...More

Thank Cathy W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Some parts of the museum are very interesting, like the parts that tell the history of the fishing industry. Others parts like the aquarium are a bit lacking. Admission gives you access to the museum as well as the two ships docked on the wharf....More

Thank MBW64
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Rodney J
4 August 2016|
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Response from GrillyGirl | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you've already gone, but yes it was definitely wheelchair accessible.
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.