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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-7890
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Tue 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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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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Mid winter museum visit

Location easy to find. Great to combine waterfront walk (even during winter) with visit to Maritime Museum. Building fits into environment. Displays very informative. Walk at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Location easy to find. Great to combine waterfront walk (even during winter) with visit to Maritime Museum. Building fits into environment. Displays very informative. Walk at your own pace without feeling rushed. Your choice to see the visuals only, or to spend more time reading the info placards. Suitable for younger kids (LEGO display for example) but probably more value... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The museum is laid out well. Lots of Canadian centered maritime history. They even have items from the Titanic on display. A must see for Halifax.

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Edmoton
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31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am not a big naval enthusiast but I really enjoyed this museum. It's has an excellent collection of artifacts for such a small space! There is a wide variety of history to see, from the 1700's to current, they cover everything Halifax. $5.15 for an adult is the best price for this quality of a museum you will find,... More 

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Bangor, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a well-put-together museum well worth an hour or two for adults and children, though there are few interactive displays. For Mr. TwoInMaine, a Titanic "nut" and history buff, the Titanic artifacts (deck chair, panels, moldings, passenger items) were moving and the Halifax Explosion display just as affecting. Some short films give you background on Titanic, the Explosion, shipwrecks,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great museum. Don't let the small size fool you there is much to see and do. We spent 3 hours but could have stayed longer. The staff are super friendly and act a personal tour guide. Great for adults and kids. Winter price was a great deal at 5 bucks.

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent about 3 hours in this wonderful museum. A great history of ships, Halifax and anything related. One should take the time to sit through the slide show of the great explosion which wiped out a good part of Halifax in the 19th century. Since Boston was the closest other harbor of size and sent supplies and other assistance... More 

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Franklin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is worth it. You will see Titanic exhibits made out of wood: a chair, staircase piece etc. You will see what the seamen did with other items. You will see the shoes of the unknown child. Did you know that the seamen burned the clothes of the victims.? The Halifax explosion exhibit is heartwrenching.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was really impressed. So much more than I expected. I LOVE the Fishermans museum in Lunenburg but this museum has alot of different things. More artifacts from sunken ships like the Titanic and others. I took my nephew from Australia who is 6 and he loved looking at the boats and artifacts. They also had a large Lego display yoy... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our visit here, especially the Titanic memorabilia. Lots to read and look at so it can take a while to walk around. Make sure you stop at the front to talk to Merlin the macaw the gift shop was good also.

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Killarney, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I choose to go to this Museum because he is from the UK and wanted to experience more history about Nova Scotia. We were very impressed at the low cost of entrance, just over $10 for the two of us! We had about two hours to experience the museum but it definitely wasn't enough. I would suggest... More 

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