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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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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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We enjoyed our visit to the maritime museum of the atantic very much. Very interesting diplays and educational for the children. We were excited to see the Titanic exhibit as well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed our visit to the maritime museum of the atantic very much. Very interesting diplays and educational for the children. We were excited to see the Titanic exhibit as well and we're not disappointed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Visit is by donation. Great way to promote the museum! Lovely exhibit on the Titanic and on the Halifax explosion. The video with first accounts was very important to gain perspective. Recommend!

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Lawrenceville, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

History not only of Halifax and its enormous contribution to maritime progress but also the history of ships design and ship building. Special attention to the Titanic and Harbor Explosion (who knew?). Definitely worth 2 hours for a visit. - don't miss.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

There is something very old-fashioned (uh, retro…) about the exhibits. The faithful boat reproductions sure do satisfy the model-building hobbyists. It might not be enough for an Ipad crowd that could flick through 3-D versions with their fingers. Oh! And some display cases are in near-complete darkness. Had a hard time capturing anything without cranking up the ISO settings. But... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Really interesting. Our children really liked their visit ! You must visit this museum if you visit Halifax. It was nice also to have a walk on the Halifax Harbour after.

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Sault Ste. Marie, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We made a visit on an east coast tour and enjoyed learning of some of the significant events that shaped the history of the area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We spent 2 hours and did not get through anywhere near what we wanted. The exhibits are well done and the Cunard information alone needed an hour, not to mention the story of the Halifax Explosion and that of the Titanic recovery. Be sure to go in early, take a break for lunch and then return to do the rest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Very interesting museum and great Titanic exhibit having been the city to help rescue passengers they have the most artifacts. As well pier 21 where most immigrants came into Canada from Europe. Worth a visit and not too expensive as most museums are in big cities!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I didn't want to go. Wife made me do it. Honestly glad I did as it was an amazing tour through nautical time. The titanic exhibit is amazing and will make you go watch the movie again, at least it did so for me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

I really wanted to go to see the exhibits regarding Halifax's role in the Titanic tragedy and to learn a little more about the Halifax explosion. Great films to see created by the NFB and great stories with artifacts explaining both tragedies. The people working were helpful and friendly. You can tour the CSS Adadia just outside the doors of... More 

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