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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 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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Nieuwerkerk aan den Ijssel, The Netherlands
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

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
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

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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Port Alberni, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The ship models were fantastic. The items recovered from sunken ships were most interesting but best of all, there were lots of seats for when your feet hurt up to your calves.

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SHAWNEE
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We were especially interested in the Exhibit on the harbor explosion of 1917 and were not disappointed. We hadn't realized how utterly horrific it was but the exhibits and short film were very interesting and tastefully done. The Titanic exhibits were also worth seeing.

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Wantage, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A good place to spend a few hours. The museum has a fine selection of exhibits from sailing boats to the obligatory Titanic displays.

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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Uncrowded exhibits with lots of great Halifax history. The story of the munitions explosion in the harbor is particularly well done. Unfortunately the Titanic exhibit was closed during our visit but it looked interesting.

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Halifax, Canada
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you like museums, particularly maritime museums, MMA is a good place to wander through the past. If you like to spend time on the exhibits and want to get through the whole museum, allow at least a couple of hours. The MMAs presentation is not the best, but does seem to be improving. Parking in Halifax is hard to... More

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Baltimore, MD
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194 reviews 194 reviews
24 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you're passing through, this museum is worth a visit. It's not terribly big, but it has some exhibits on the War of 1812, the Halifax Explosion, the Titanic, oceanic exploration, and sailing that are worth a look at least once.

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Davenport, Iowa
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65 reviews 65 reviews
19 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

If you are in the area and walking the boardwalk, you should take advantage of the Maritime Museum. You will enjoy it. It has a Titanic display as well that is very interesting. A nice gift shop.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

After 5 on Thursdays admission is free. Floors 1 and 2 of the south building were interesting, but all was lost when we entered the scarcely exhibited north building. Not much to see at all. Was a bit disappointed considering it is the "largest" in the east. Was hoping for more.

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