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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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Had a wonderful stop, we were on limited time and after a great introduction from the staff at the reception desk we knew the areas we wanted to see most. We enjoyed our stop and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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Sussex, Canada
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Sussex, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Had a wonderful stop, we were on limited time and after a great introduction from the staff at the reception desk we knew the areas we wanted to see most. We enjoyed our stop and will be back for a longer visit next time.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Wanted to visit here as part of our Titanic tour having visited Southampton's Museum and we were not disappointed. Very helpful knowledgeable friendly staff to greet us and was surprised how low the entrance fee was . $2.50!!! The whole museum was fantastic from the early boats thru the Halifax Tradegy to the Navel history which I was delighted at... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

One of the good things was the fact that the museum was open when we were there even though there was snow up to the door. It was also not expensive. We were fascinated to learn about the huge Halifax Explosion in 1917 in which much of the town was flattened. I can't believe we had not heard about this... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Expected more from this especially from the Titanic exebition but out of season didn't cost much at $5.20

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Wasn't sure if I'd find it interesting but it was great, especially the Titanic exhibit. A must if in Halifax.

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Halifax, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Wonderful museum. As a diver, it was awesome to see the history shown, from the local ships and skiffs, to the impressive Titanic display. Well done.

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Kernville, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This museum holds a wealth of information about not only ships, but immigration, commerce and invention. The introductory "film" was amazingly good multimedia. The staff was most friendly and informative. I'd give it 5 stars for overall quality, but rate it 4 stars only because I wish there was more of it. I hope it is expanded some day.

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Mt. Hope
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Whenever visiting family or friends come to Nova Scotia, a trip to the museum is a must. The story of the explosion anf the Titanic are very well done.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Every summer my family plans a visit to this museum. There is always something to learn and its a great lesson in history. We appreciate the ship models and Titanic exhibit, as well as information on ocean environment. The scaled model ships are amazing to see. You can even hop on a fishing boat exhibit (inside)and get a feeling what... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nova Scotia has a long sea going history, being a peninsula. Great place to learn about all ships, ocean environment, and all aspects of marine history. I really enjoyed my visit here and would highly recommend a visit here.

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