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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Neighborhood: Downtown Halifax
Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
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Address: 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-7890
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Tue 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wed - Mon 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast...
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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Great place to visit for all ages!

Nova Scotia has a long sea going history, being a peninsula. Great place to learn about all ships, ocean environment, and all aspects of marine history. I really enjoyed my... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 21, 2015
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Halifax, Canada
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Halifax, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Nova Scotia has a long sea going history, being a peninsula. Great place to learn about all ships, ocean environment, and all aspects of marine history. I really enjoyed my visit here and would highly recommend a visit here.

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Halifax, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

This museum has something for everyone, from Theodore Tugboat to the Titanic exhibit. There are models of hundreds of boats and ships, plus an excellent display about the Halifax Explosion. Well laid out with clear explanations and good visuals. Worth a visit for all ages.

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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Being a huge fan of Tall Ships and ship models, I make a trip down to the Maritime Museum at least a couple of times a year. I've always been impressed by their collection of Royal Canadian Navy ship models as well as tall ships and smaller vessels, some famous, some not so much, but all of them so well... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really enjoy going to the museum,i always come away with some new facts or knowledge of the Maritime s that might not have been obvious.Great place to learn how we are connected to some other areas of the word.Nice place to go rain or shine.Easy to navigate the displays and to see the models.I have been there more then... More 

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Amherst, Nova Scotia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Like the building and the information...got a wee bit lost but got back on track. I brought a friend whose parents landed in Halifax so it was more special for him than myself

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Dartmouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Well worth it if you're into to all things nautical. Lots of info on the Titanic and the Halifax explosion. I enjoy the boat displays too.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I really love the MMA. If you're walking the waterfront on a busy summer day you can easily get away from the crowds, get out of the sun, into the air conditioning, and take a break. The Halifax Explosion exhibit always grabs me and they rotate new exhibits in and out of the place throughout the year. Plan on about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

This is an outstanding museum showcasing a vast array of maritime articles and vessels. The displays are well labeled with thorough explanations so there is no need to wonder what you are looking at or where it came from. The section on shipwrecks was probably my favorite. The statistics on shipwrecks are astounding and the displays of the recovered artifacts... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

You can spend a reasonable amount of time here, with it,s models and stories of ships and their histories and what people went through. Museum staff are very friendly and knowledgable. And while you might think the titanic would be the star attraction, it,s actually a parrot called merlin who continually tries to steal the show. Well worth the visit.

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Kitchener, Canada
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28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

This is a very interesting exhibition. The Halifax explosion information is excellent because it is not something we generally know much about. The Titanic connections are also fascinating.

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