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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J2C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-634-4794
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are now closed for the season and will reopen in May of 2016.

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Fun for the hole family

Perfect for a family with kids. Lots of exhibits for kids and kids at heart. Kids and adults even get to touch and hold some of the local sea animals.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Indian Harbour, Canada
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Indian Harbour, Canada
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect for a family with kids. Lots of exhibits for kids and kids at heart. Kids and adults even get to touch and hold some of the local sea animals.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased to be noted as a family friendly museum. Kids of all ages can find something to do here! It is an excellent opportunity for those who have never been near the ocean to experience sea creatures up close and personal! More 

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41 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

FMA is a lovely Unesco heritage jewel situated at a scenic location at Lunenburg harbour which would immensely enthuse the lovers of the maritime history of Canada / Lunenburg, ship building history and Atlantic fishing. There is an aquarium with fish from local waters and a touch tank where one can touch and feel a few species. There are frequent... More 

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write and post your well thought-out and kind review. It seems as though you were able to partake in just about everything we have to offer. Our parking lot is paid parking but for $4 you can stay the day. Many visitors find it takes hours to get through our Museum... More 

Stonehaven, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We made 4 separate trips to try and see this museum 3 out of the 4 times it was shut despite it being well within the times they started they were open on the website. (it was limited opening as it was a holiday weekend). When we did finally get in we were told we wouldn't be able to go... More 

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that you came upon disappointment trying to visit during our special holiday hours. We were indeed open during all of our advertised special holiday hours. I cannot understand what may have happened that you were unable to get in. Now that our wharf is open to the public there are many doors along the wharf... More 

Toronto, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Very informative museum with hourly free tours/talks, many many boats to check out,walk into, a live touch tank with staff elaborating on each creature. Many many areas/topics of sealife covered!!!! A must see, inside and out!

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

So pleased to hear that you took much of what we have to offer in during your visit. Thank you for posting your review. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

I really wanted to visit the museum and glad I did. So much information and incredible artifacts. I spent a couple hours wandering the many floors.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are very pleased to hear that you spent some time wandering around our site. Thanks for posting such a nice review! More 

Halifax, Canada
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42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

Being a sea body all things related has always interested me and this is why I can say the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is one of the 'best in the world'. With Lunenburg and the region steeped in fishing and shipbuilding history the museum has so many intriguing displays. Step aboard a dockside wooden Grand Bank schooner or a... More 

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for your awesome review! We are glad to hear you found our Museum so enjoyable. It appears you hit every nook and cranny and took part in many of the activities. Thanks again for taking the time to write your review! More 

Stratford, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

We spent a full two hours here and took it all in. Displays are Informative and interesting. Two model boat volunteers added a lot to the visit. A must see!

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear you spent two hours with us. I have passed your comment on to the South Shore Ship Modellers Guild, whose members volunteer in the Model Shop. I am certain they will appreciate your compliment! Thank you for taking the time to post your review. More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

One of the highlights of our visit to this museum was the aquarium feature on most of the first floor. Fantastic representation of the marine life of this part of the Atlantic, including a "hands-on" tidal pool...very fascinating. Each floor offers an in-depth representation of maritime life, customs and crafts of days gone by.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us. It is always nice to receive great feedback. More 

Michigan
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67 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

We rented a vehicle during a cruise ship stop and ended up spending all morning at this fishery museum. A ton of history and information is in this place. Well worth the time and visit.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thanks so much for posting such a nice review. We are pleased to hear that you spent the bulk of your time with us. Now you will have to return to explore the other attractions in the area! More 

Austin, Texas
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64 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Spend an hour or two at this museum to learn why Lunenburg is important in Canada's maritime history -- from fishing, to rum-running, to beating the Americans in a schooner race. The champion schooner Blue Nose is on a Canadian coin, and its story is told with Spielberg drama in this museum. The exhibits are not sophisticated (the aquarium is... More 

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. We are very proud of Bluenose and are pleased to have a large collection of artifacts regarding the schooner and her wonderful story. More 

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