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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 #5 of 70 attractions in Halifax
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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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is also a must see in Halifax. Lots to see in the museum and lots to learn about Halifax maritime history. If you have an interest in the Titanic, you will appreciate the Titanic info and artifacts in the museum. One of the original Titanic deck chairs is here in the museum. Allow yourself... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

First, the setting is appropriate -- on the waterfront. Near the harbour that was the destination for so many vessels. Secondly, it's a stroll through East Coast maritime history, with a strong emphasis on the Titanic. The exhibits are worthy of examination, and the staff are knowledge-able. If you're from inland Canada, what better way to learn the importance of... More

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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Lots of full size local boats, scores of ship models plus the "CHS ACADIA, the Museum's largest artifact, an historic, 100+ year old Hydrographic Survey ship.

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Halifax, Canada
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7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

No sailor should miss this gem. It has a great Titanic exhibit (come close to tears when you read the letters) .Watch the live construction of a dory. Right on the waterfront. Walk thru history.

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Timberlea
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Downtown Halifax, perfect educational experience in the heart of Halifax and walking distance to Ferry and other amentities

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Halifax, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Sitting on the boardwalk of the world's second largest natural harbour with so much seafaring history tied to the Nova Scotian lifestyle makes this a must see when in Halifax. Add to this one of the best Titanic exhibits on this side of the Atlantic, Theodore Tugboat exhibit and two unique dockside ship tours.

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Nova Scotia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

If you enjoy learing about history, you will enjoy this museum. I espectially enjoyed the Titanic and Halifax Explosion exhibits. Definitely worth seeing.

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Halifax, NS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Conveniently located on the Halifax waterfront, this museum is good for the whole family, and not big in size, so good for young children with short attention spans. Interesting marine exhibits and be sure to tour the HMCS Sackville as part of your visit to the museum.

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Edmonton
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9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Wonderful museum. Also enjoyed seeing a "Theodore Tugboat" display - watched it with my daughter. Very informative!

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

I get bored easily but this place rocks its such fun so many interesting things and the perfect size,I would definatley go back..I like the sailors bunks laid with with frocks and the Titanic menus

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