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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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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

Point where many immigrants first landed.Pier 21 was worth a visit as well and you can easily spend an afternoon browsing pictures, memoroblia etc.

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Mebane, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a GREAT collection of history and will keep you occupied for at least 1 or 2 hours. Would have liked more Titanic since it was booked that way but many exhibits made it worth the visit. Actual boats on display and lots of models

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FORT COLLINS
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I thought the museum did a very good job sharing and documenting the history of the Canadian Atlantic Maritimes. While I didn't find the first floor too engaging (probably just a personal preference) once we were able to get into the area with life size examples of boats it was interesting. The two areas I found most intriguing, were the... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
64 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

This is a brilliant museum, well laid out, good mix of displays and boards, airy and friendly. We visited on a July Friday morning when the weather was variable and it was quite busy inside. Note if you want to do the Titanic dive it is extra charge, but there is a Titanic exhibition as well. There are many small... More

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I think the main attraction here is the Titanic exhibit which was wonderful despite the sadness. Also didn't know about the Halifax fire. Parking along side it is $3.00 an hour! Might find another place to park...

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Stoney Creek, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

A very nice museum with fantastic models and life size boats. The stories and displays are really well done. We learned so much about the Halifax Explosion, steamships, Titanic, as well as seeing the different sailing boats. Unfortunately, we ran out of time to see the inside and saw none of the outer building or the Acadia ship in the... More

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Dallas, Texas
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113 reviews 113 reviews
33 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We had a much better appreciation for this area after spending the morning in this museum. The film (free one) on the Titantic was interesting and we all learned things we didn't know or had forgotten. Most fascinating was the hand written log of the time line that the teletype operator had written as he was getting information. We knew... More

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Roselle, Illinois
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Good variety of nautical history--a little short on artifacts per se, but several nice models and good layout.

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Helsinki, Finland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

I spent 4 hours at this museum and would have stayed longer if I hadn't gotten too hungry. So many interesting exhibits. Titanic and the Halifax Explosion were my favorites.

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Dayton, Ohio
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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My 8 and 10 y/o boys thought it was ok. I enjoyed it and could have read more but they were indifferent. We only stayed about 60 minutes. Convenient parking right next door.

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