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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Address: 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-7890
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Tue 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast...
Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments.
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This museum was recommended to my family by our tour guide as a point of interest for us to see during our visit to Halifax. While some of the museum's exhibits are somewhat... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This museum was recommended to my family by our tour guide as a point of interest for us to see during our visit to Halifax. While some of the museum's exhibits are somewhat average the museum's exhibit about the Halifax Explosion is INCREDIBLE. Very interesting to go see and it also included a short film about the explosion. Other notable... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Excellent museum full of local and maritime history and artifacts. The Titanic exhibit is touching, as is the section on the 1917 Halifax explosion. A great way to get a sense of the history in this part of Canada.

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Victoria, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I especially enjoyed the section on the Halifax explosion and the Titanic. The rest of the museum seemed a bit disjointed and not terribly interesting to me.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is not an experience on the scale of a Smithsonian but it was an interesting viewpoint into Halifax. A great disappointment is the lack of the story of the WW II convoys. This is the story that I really wanted.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Great museum - we went multiple times! Go on Tuesday evenings (pay what you can); there are often free public lectures on those nights too! Display on the Titanic isn't huge, but provides interesting detail on the Halifax connections. Halifax Explosion exhibit is excellent. My 13 year old really enjoyed a computer game about shipwrecks - check it out on... More 

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Florissant, Missouri
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

As an airline pilot on a layover, I caught the bus downtown to explore the harbor front and this museum. I found the displays on the Halifax Explosion and Titanic Recovery the most interesting. I felt as though the museum could've offered more though... What exactly am I looking at when I see the different boats/ships in the harbor and... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

This museum is located on the waterfront which is a plus right off the bat. Boat building history with examples are present. You can see small wooden boat building in action. The historical mariner pieces are splendid. Well worth the few dollars cost of admission especially if you have interest in this area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

One of the best maritime museums I've seen. I've only seen one to beat it & that was the one in Portsmouth, UK.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Not sure what I expected, guess looking for more Titanic and there was a good deal of info just I must have had wrong expectations Halifax was essential in the recovery efforts Info on the Halifax explosion was also interesting

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I went with my friends because of the fact it had a titanic exhibit and my friend loves history and archaeological digs. She loved it, but myself and my other friend were very disappointed. The titanic exhibit was very small compared to what I assumed it should have been, as well as the exhibit on the Halifax explosion was quite... More 

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