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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-634-4794
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$80*
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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax
92%
Ranked #2 of 28 things to do in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Owner description: This museum tips its hat to the rich fishing heritage of Canada's...
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Type: Specialty museums, History museums, Museums
Hours:
Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: This museum tips its hat to the rich fishing heritage of Canada's Atlantic Coast by offering a wealth of attractions and activities, from boarding the banks schooner Theresa E. Connor to talking with "old salts" who fished the North Atlantic.
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Portland, ON
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

If you want to get a great insight into local sea faring history it is a great place to spend some time. There are also lots of surrounding things to see, so the time is very well spent.

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Ashlee F, Public Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words about the Fisheries Museum. We are so glad you found the museum and it's surroundings interesting. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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164 reviews 164 reviews
35 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We viisted Lunenburg simply because we had read and haerd that is a nicely restored fishing village in relatively original stae as it would have been in the early 20th Century. The Museum was an added bonus, and the attraction of guided tours of the vessels tied up alongside was a highlight. We were there in mid-October and as I... More 

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed Lunenburg and found the Museum as well! It is most fortunate that you had the opportunity to take in the Museum vessels on the last day of our operational season. Our Museum Captains really can speak from experience. Thank you for your great review. More 

Walkertown, North Carolina
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The town of Lunenburg is such a historic place, with the Bluenose II and other vessels at the dock as part of the museum you can almost feel the hardships the fishermen endured. The museum is filled with three floors of authentic exhibits from the industry. Don't miss the guided tour of the boats, the stories they tell from real... More 

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We agree with you and feel that our Interpreter staff is an important link between our exhibits and our guests. We are glad you had a great experience speaking with the Captains on the Museum vessels. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Mahone Bay, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

made a reservation to this restaurant for my wifes Birthday. reserevatiion was for a total of 9 people. When we arrived the staff of this restaurant thought it was quit fine to seat us at tables that were not together, they refused to group up the tables. This was one of the worst experiences we ever had and we left... More 

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Ashlee F, Public Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

It is most unfortunate that you had a negative experience at the restaurant on our site. The Museum and the restaurant are 2 different businesses run seperately but if you would like, I can pass your review on to the restaurant management. More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

A good local museum with interesting aquariums and good exhibits demonstrating the history of fishing in the North Atlantic. The museum was open although the outside boats were closed for the winter. This would make it a very interesting experience if we would have been able to go on the two boats but the museum is still worth a stop.

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Many thanks for posting your review. We are glad you had the opportunity to visit the museum despite the fact that we were beyond our operational season. We do hope you have the chance to return again during our summer season when our vessels are open for visitors. More 

Columbus, Georgia
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193 reviews 193 reviews
44 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The lower level of the museum has a number of fish tanks that seemed to be mislabeled. Lots of information on "The Bluenose Schooner". There used to be races among fishing fleet schooners and Bluenose was a champion. Excellent story about its captain during a storm. There are exhibits on weaving, ship models, and outdoor exhibits. If you have any... More 

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We do strive to keep our aquarium labels current but will reinforce this going forward. We are very proud of our Bluenose exhibit and the history of 'The Queen of the North Atlantic'. We are presently under a major reconstruction and hope to have an improved flow of the Museum in general once the construction area is re-opened. We do... More 

Hamilton, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Interesting and informative, the well put-together exhibits span three floors and a small aquarium. Interesting from a historical perspective on many fronts.

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad you found our Museum interesting. More 

Sarnia, Canada
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71 reviews 71 reviews
7 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

My friend and I checked out this Museum while visiting the East Coast, and found out the town had so much history. We saw the Blue Nose II as it had just been pulled from dry dock. The people we had run into all through the east coast were amazing, friendly and open. My friend and I toured through the... More 

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are pleased you had such a wonderful experience in Lunenburg. It is, indeed, filled with history and the story of Bluenose is a special part of our history. Thank you for your great comments. More 

Hawaii
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

The Fisheries Museum is more than a museum. It has an aquarium, theater and ships on the pier to tour. Talks given by Guides are scheduled throughout the day. One day was not enough time for us to cover this museum! We were given a AAA and senior discount so the entrance fee was an even greater deal.

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

How wonderful that you were able to take advantage of some of our admission discounts. Perhaps you will return again and spend more time with us to finish your exploration! Many thanks for the awesome review. More 

Evanston, Illinois
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

There is much more to this museum then first meets the eye. Guides present short talks (we caught one about lobsters), take you through the two moored ships at the doc, films are available. Its an important site to understand the fishing history that was the heart of Nova Scotia.

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Ashlee F, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are pleased that you had the opportunity to take in our Lobster presentation and took part in tours of our two Museum vessels. Thank you for taking the time to write up a nice review! More 

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