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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Address: 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
Phone Number: 902-424-7890
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Titanic History and Remembrance Tour in Halifax
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Ranked #5 of 73 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Owner description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's...
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Type: History Museums, Military Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums
Hours:
Tue 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
32 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The place was clean and had good descriptions and models of many times in the 20th century at sea. There was a parrot exhibit there too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Brought the kids here. They spent hours learning about the Halifax explosion and the sinking of the titanic. Great artifacts. Have been in the summer as well - there is a great playground right near the waterfront. We go here and then have a picnic.

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

A short walk from the cruise terminal, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is an excellent way to spend an afternoon in Halifax. Fortunately, we attended on a day where the local symphony was giving a concert, so we had a bonus! Two exhibits give a good look at the history of Halifax--the Halifax Explosion exhibit and the Titanic exhibit... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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85 attraction reviews
191 helpful votes 191 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I returned to the museum recently as I was hosting out of country company. I never tire of going through this museum and always manage to see things I hadn't noticed the visit before. During this visit we spend a lot of time in the Halifax Explosion exhibit - take the time to watch the movie about this devastating event.... More 

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Waterdown, ON
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3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

We all had a really good time at the museum and learned a lot. Our boys were fascinated by the war history and the Titanic exhibits. Wish we could have spent longer but our 2 hours were really good!

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Annapolis, MD
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Enjoyed this nice little museum packed full of history and information. Great exhibit on the devastating Halifax explosion and some interesting info on the Titanic.

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Lunenburg, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It was just beautiful and amazing and the food was incredible no question did not dislike anything about it!

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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6 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Halifax has so much to offer and lots to see but you must understand how Halifax came into being and what it's gone through. The easiest start to knowing some of this information is this wonderful museum. Located right on the waterfront, it is perfectly located amongst lots of other sights and places. Certainly worth the nominal admission fee. Check... More 

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Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I was like omg# when I walked in!! It was like, totally swagger man!! this place is without a doubt bae!!! The staff made me feel coollikeaplayer!!! And I wanted to scream and shout and let it all out!!! and let it!! singing omoeomeomeo!! ferevs BAE!!!! Like, u should believe meh, cause I'm an awesomeswagalisiousplayerhottiegilfriendofurdreams!! #loveit!!! #ushould2!!!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The museum had a variety of themes - engineering and boats, the Titanic, the history of the role Native Indians played in the area, the Halifax Explosion and so much more. They even had a talking parrot (yes a real one!).. The museum is on 2 floors, and we were in there for around 3 hours. You spend less time... More 

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