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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada (Downtown Halifax)
902-424-7890
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Ranked #6 of 74 Attractions in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums, Military Museums
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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Toronto, Canada
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59 reviews 59 reviews
18 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Learned a lot about the Halifax explosion as well as Halifax's involvement in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster. There are also exhibits on the war of 1812 as well as several other aspects of Halifax's maritime history. Worth visiting.

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Saint John, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

We visited this museum specifcally for the Titanic exhibit.But there was several other displays that were quite enjoyable all asscociated with boats,ships,naval displays including the great explosion.The titanic had several recovered artifacts,stairway moulding,dishes so on including a recovered deck chair and a replica deck chair you can actually sit in and photo op..defenitly worth a visit,Staff was friendly and helpfull.

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Gilbert, Arizona
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The hit at the museum in my opinion was the 1812 war exhibit. We learned a lot from the exhibit. It showed the 4 different points of view of the war. Canadian,American,British and Indian. The titanic exhibit was also very interesting to see.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

The museum packs a lot of information into its displays. My only criticism is that the displays all seem a little dated, with little use of modern media. But well worth it, nevertheless.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This museum is interesting to visit and can be nice activity for families. There are some staff from well-known ships such as Titanic for example. Kids enjoyed to explore the boats near the museum.

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Hueytown, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

We enjoyed strolling through the museum and learning about the huge explosion. It was interesting seeing the artifacts from the Titanic.

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Kennebunk, Maine
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

Definitely worth visiting. I absolutely loved the Titanic exhibit. There is also a great exhibit that talks about famous sailors from Nova Scotia.

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Hartland, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

This is great museum in Halifax. Lots to see and learn. Also there are interesting videos to view too. My favorite displays were the Halifax Explosion and the Titanic. Nice gift shop too. We purchased hoodies and tshirts as souvenirs of our visit.

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Saskatchewan, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

This museum had excellent exhibits! There was information about the war of 1812, the Halifax explosion and the Titanic. If you are interested in history, then you will enjoy.

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Atlanta, GA
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26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

All things maritime in this Halifax treasure! We especially enjoyed the special exhibit on the War of 1812, and we understand that there are always planned new special exhibits. If you are interested in the Titanic, you will also find lots of information here.

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