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Outstanding But Small Naval Museum with Interesting Displays of Naval History!!!

The museum is now know as the Naval Museum of Halifax and is located within the Canadian Forces... read more

Reviewed 25 July 2019
Alan Z
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Tampa, Florida
Small but interesting

A nice museum about the Canadian Naval during the last centuries. There is also a library inside... read more

Reviewed 19 September 2018
komitage
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Pallini, Greece
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Reviewed 25 July 2019

The museum is now know as the Naval Museum of Halifax and is located within the Canadian Forces Military Base. Heads up when following your GPS. The street address is now gated. You need to enter about one block away at the sentry gate of the military base and let then know you want to visit the museum. The museum it self is Free, but donations are excepted to further expand the exhibits. While we were wandering around, we met a museum volunteer named, Jim would was very helpful. He spent probably 30 minutes of his time showing off the highlights of the museum and talked about the ghosts that apparently haunt the building. The exhibits are very well done and informative covering many generations of Canadian Navy History. Definitely worth a visit if your in the area.

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Alan Z
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Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

A nice museum about the Canadian Naval during the last centuries. There is also a library inside related to naval history.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank komitage
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Reviewed 13 June 2018

The former Maritime Command Museum is now known as the Naval Museum of Halifax. Located within Canadian Forces Base Halifax, in the Admiral's Residence, originally built by the Royal Navy, you have to have photo ID as you entering a military installation My wife and I enquired at the guard station for the location of the museum. We did not have any difficulty in getting in but parking was very limited.

The elegant Admiral's Residence is a working building and a number of meetings that were going on precluded visiting all the rooms with displays. The museum is able to be toured as a self-guided expedition although a docent was available at the front desk to answer questions. A professional curator, as well as several volunteers were always on hand.

The Naval Museum of Halifax is more of a traditional - read ancient, museum with displays in glass cases, rather than being interactive as in more modern facilities. Each room is crammed tightly with uniforms, equipment, ship's name-boards, bells, and naval equipment. A research library is accessible for historians and researchers and seems to be well stocked.

If you want to learn more about Canada's Navy, its warships, and the proud sailors who serve and served in it, this is the place to be. I particularly enjoyed viewing the many scale model ships and the room devoted to relating the stories of the Halifax Explosion of 1917.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bill Z
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Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

The former Maritime Command Museum is now known as the Naval Museum of Halifax. It is located within Canadian Forces Base Halifax, in the Admiral's Residence, originally built by the Royal Navy. There is an extensive collection of everything you could possibly think of that has to do with the Navy and naval life. There is also a significant research library. A professional curator, as well as several volunteers are always on hand to guide you if you wish. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about Canada's Navy, Canada's warships, and the proud sailors who serve and served in it.

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Currymac
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Pleasantly surprised. Excellent. Take your time. Personal stories abound. Loved it. And the price is right. Free

Date of experience: January 2017
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