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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 #7 of 79 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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Windsor area
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Plenty to see here and best not to be rushed. The Halifax explosion and Titanic exhibits of course are the main attractions but lots of history and artifacts to see. Afterwards take a visit aboard the Acadia. Likely spent a full 3 hours here and had to cut short the time on the 2nd floor so we could carry on... More

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Norman, Oklahoma
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152 attraction reviews
246 helpful votes 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This was a very interesting museum. The large variety of boat replicas of all kinds and ages is very interesting. The titanic exhibit was also very well done with lots of interesting information. This museum has a lot of information and to get the most out of it you have to take the time to read all the information that... More

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Seattle, Washington
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

This museum has a number of large ship models of various types, as well as other interesting maritime artifacts, including artifacts from the Titanic. Where else can you have yourself photographed in a deck chair replica from the Titanic?

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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

The Maritime Museum is very interesting and does have some very nifty memorabilia. If you're interested in the history of ships and the volume of ship wreck near Nova Scotia, it's a must. It's also a good place to learn about the Halifax Explosion (which I had not known of prior to my visit). There are some humbling items there...... More

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Meadville, Pennsylvania
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Enjoyed the Canadian perspective of the War of 1812. The Canadians viewed the war as a threat from the Americans to their homeland. It was interesting to view it that way and also view the English perspective. The Titanic area was also very interesting in that it told how survivors were picked up and how many of the deceased were... More

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

We were hoping for a lot more on the titanic the little bit they had was good and interesting as for the rest of the museum i guess not what we were interested in,

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Bonita Springs, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

You do not have to be a sailor to like this museum. It has a display dedicated to the Titanic that is exceptional. I walked away with a sense of the ship and the experience that the passengers had before the disaster. There is also an exceptional exhibit of model boats that are world class. A few builders work in... More

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Had a very interesting morning learning about nova scotia maritime history and the after math of the titanic

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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Sat in a deckchair in front of a picture of the deck of the Titanic. Lovely idea! And then there was this real parrot at the entrance and a big light of a lighttower and so many other things worhtwhile.

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Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Very well laid out and interesting maritime history including Canadian war efforts, The Titanic, Sable Island, salvaged treasure and the Halifax explosion, etc...well worth a few hours to understand the importance and history of this wonderful city.

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