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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-634-4794
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Ranked #2 of 14 Attractions in Lunenburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, History Museums
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... more » 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. « less
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Grande Prairie, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Liked the displays showing how the fish were caught and processed on the boats in the past 400 years. The aquarium was nothing special but loved the blue lobster

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

We are glad you enjoyed the Age of Sail Gallery. Our Aquarium show cases fish native to the area and we occasionally get something unusual like the blue Lobster. Did you happen to see our half and half lobster? We love the unusual specimes too. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. More

Arlington, Virginia
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21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Although the museum was not too extensive (apparently, half of the museum is closed for renovation), touring the ships in the harbor was very interesting and the woman working at the touch tank was very interesting and provided good background on the life of the local fishing industry.

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

We are pleased that you found the vessels at the wharf and the heritage interpreter in the touch tank interesting and informative. Thank you for taking the time to write a great review! More

Penn Yan, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

"Old Salt" Captains on the ships drydocked at the museum were special and wanted to make our trip unforgetable, which it was.

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

Our Captains offer great insight on what it was/is like to be away from home and family for long periods of time doing very hard and dangerous work. So glad you had an unforgettable visit. Thank you for your great review. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is the kind of old-fashioned museum with a good variety of well-described exhibits that really captures the essence of what it's about-- the history of fishing (and things that go with it, like boat-building and local fishermens' pride in their sailing skills). This museum has several different boats tied outside the museum, from a... More

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such an extensive and fabulous review. We are glad to hear you had a relaxed and educational experience with us. More

Waterloo, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Thie is an excellent museum that preserves the tales, legends, and history of fishing in the Maritimes. I was surprises how interesting they made fishing . The tragedies , sorrows, and triumphs are all presented in a very interesting manner. Outstanding for a small museum!

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

Thank you for your wonderful comments. We are glad you found the fishing story interesting - that means we must be doing our job! More

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

The tour is interactive and great for kids. A good insight into the life of a fishing community in Atlantic Canada. Lunenburg is also a very pretty little town and great to just wander about looking at the colourful buildings or to sit and have a drink overlooking the harbour.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Museum and Lunenburg. More

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

This was a great value for the money: Interesting knowledgeable guide, good displays, informative videos and good information all around. Worthwhile destination.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you felt the Museum was a good value. More

Montreal
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I love museums that have children in mind. There are various fish tanks with windows close to the ground so the kids can peer through and look at the fish. That alone is a good 45 minutes. We learned all about lobsters and boats. Outside you can check out a boat and not be afraid to break anything. By the... More

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

We are glad that you found us child-friendly. You will have to come back again for another visit and begin your tour on the top floor to ensure you take in all that we have! Thank you for taking the time to write a great review. More

Dartmouth, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited the Museum during a recent daytrip to Lunenburg. It was well worth a look….my wife liked the GIANT wooden cod! The museum is well done for a small museum, putting a lot of effort to be informative and educational. It has a great small aquarium section, and children of all ages will love the touch tank. Make sure... More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our wooden cod is certainly a crowd pleaser, as is the Tidal Touch Tank. It brings out the kid in everyone. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

Everytime we go here it's a whole new experience love every minute of it:) Thank you for such an awesome place

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

Thank YOU for such an awesome review! We are glad that you keep coming back! More

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