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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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Excellent & interactive

Lots to see. Trip highlight. Very friendly and accommodating. Elevators if needed. Easy parking... read more

Reviewed 14 October 2017
TagAlng
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Hudson, Canada
Great museum

Very informative museum! Glad we took the time to check it out. It has tons of information in the 3... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2017
iyeh
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Vancouver, 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!
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  • 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 14 October 2017

Lots to see. Trip highlight. Very friendly and accommodating. Elevators if needed. Easy parking. Very informative

Thank TagAlng
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are so pleased to hear we were the highlight of your trip! Thank you so much for your awesome review.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

Very informative museum! Glad we took the time to check it out. It has tons of information in the 3 levels. Lots to see and learn!

Thank iyeh
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are glad you took the time to check us out as well!! Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We were referred to the restaurant by our B&B hostess. The Upstairs entrance leads into an interesting exhibit of the area’s fishing history, beyond which lies the restaurant. Although the supply of draft beer was limited by the impending close at season’s end, the food...More

Thank ambermom
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 October 2017

We are glad you had a great experience at the Old Fish Factory and have passed that along to their management. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 11 October 2017

3 floors of exhibits, and 2 fishing vessels in the harbour real fisherman on each vessel will give you first hand information about the fishing industry.Nice gift shop also

Thank Edith Y
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your great review. There is nothing like hearing about fishing from those who actually went to sea and experienced the team life on a fishing vessel and the North Atlantic, sometimes at its worst.

Reviewed 10 October 2017

It's nice to check out the museum when you're visiting Lunenburg. It's in a great location by the water. The staff were very knowledgeable, and had lots of info about the fish industry. It was interesting but it was also small, I wouldn't spend more...More

Thank w0412912
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

We pride ourselves in our knowledgeable staff. The highlight tour gives a great overview and if time allows, it is great to be able to go back to areas in more depth. Our aim is to have staff in most areas in the event there...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

You should definitely visit this museum. And you should definitely avoid the aquarium on the first floor, unless you like to see sad fish living in small dirty cement tanks. This is what aquariums used to look like and it is bizarre that this one...More

Thank boltuprightCanada
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2017

Thank you for posting your review. Updating our aquarium is on a to do list. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the remainder of the Museum.

Reviewed 3 October 2017

Me and my Tourism class came here for a tour of the museum and it was so much fun! Our tour guide was awesome, she knew her stuff and also seemed to truly enjoy telling us all the history the museum has inside. Being in...More

Thank Koda_Hamilton
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

Thank you so much for your great review! It means a lot, especially coming from a Tourism student! We are glad you enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 1 October 2017

It's worth visiting the museum when you're in Lunenburg ... lots of info about the fisheries. Was interesting to see some specific Canadian fish in the small aquarium.

Thank travelfun001
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2017

Thank you for your review.

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

The lovely wife, her parents and I visited the museum as part of a package with Bluenose 2. We started with the Bluenose talk, which was led by Diane. She was truly awesome and deserves an award for her passion, knowledge and delivery. She made...More

Thank Dave B
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed your Bluenose program. I have passed your kind words on to Diane and she told me that she remembers your small group. We do hope you come back again for a visit. Thank you very much for...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

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
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

What a wonderful review! It is always good to hear we kept folks here longer than they anticipated staying. Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

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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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