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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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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax
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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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  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 days ago

The Fisheries Museum is an excellent history of the historic significance and culture of the Atlantic fishing industry. Well presented displays, excellent presenters and demonstrators, and a couple ships to crawl over, all at a reasonable price. We budgeted 45 minutes to visit and ended...More

Thank StillAqua
Reviewed 3 days ago

What distinguishes this museum from others with interesting but static displays of model ships and their paraphernalia is the way the museum guide ends her talk about Bluenose. You are invited out and onto an old fishing schooner anchored next to the Bluenose II and...More

Thank Lari M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Not overly impressed, interesting but small , attached to a restaurant, have facilities with more depth.

Thank tombrady127
Reviewed 4 days ago

This place gave me a new sense of what it is really like to be a commercial fisherman. Incredibly hard, demanding and dangerous work. I have even more respect and gratitude for those brave souls who can go out and do this brutal work day...More

Thank WhiteLakeDan
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are happy when we can educate folks and give them a new appreciation for the wooden ships and iron men of the area. Hopefully it will make your next fish dinner taste even better! Thank you for posting your awesome review.

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Very interesting history of the fishing industry, starting from the first nation's, the immigrants and in to today. Explains the way of life it was and the difficulties faced in this industry. There is a good section about the Bluenose. Lots of presentations and shows....More

Thank RockyMountainKid
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks you for sharing your experience at our Museum. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and took the time to write up and post such a thoughtful review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a visitor to Nova Scotia this place is a must-see! My daughter and I learned how to use a telegraph and got to see the excellent fishing boats models.

Thank cocoanib
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are glad you and your daughter enjoyed your visit and found it educational as well. That is our goal for sure! Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great little town, very colorful and what history. The Fisheries Museum catches an essence of what life was like in a Maritimes fishing town over the centuries. Wander around the town, a great harbor, fun shops and lots of local culture. I like...More

Thank Robert F
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for summing up our little Lunenburg so well. We are very proud of our town as well as our heritage and are pleased to be able to share it with visitors from all over. Thank you for your kind words and your nice...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband liked this museum very much (he is interested in the the naval history and wanted to learn about the history of fishing in the area). I did not expect to find anything to attract my attention, but I was wrong. Very interesting exhibits...More

Thank Noraatc
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is wonderful to hear that you were pleasantly surprised by the Museum. Perhaps our name gives the impression that this would appeal more to male clientele? Nevertheless we are very pleased that you gave us a chance and that you both enjoyed your visit....More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This place was very neat. Three levels of artifacts. Lots about ships, fishing, lobsters, and the Bluenose. Lots to read and see. I never learned as mush about the Maritimes as I did here. well worth the visit.

Thank WillyTRock
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased you found your visit educational and enjoyable. It is great when those two things go hand-in-hand! Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting museum, lots of displays, and information. The aquariums need some upgrading. Nice to explore the ships.

Thank Basil G
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review. Yes, upgrading the our marine life exhibit has certainly been discussed at length!

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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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