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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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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This museum tips its hat to the rich fishing heritage of Canada's Atlantic...
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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History of the Bluenose

Wonderful place to visit and see how the fishery and fishermen were such hard workers and learn all about the Bluenose History

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Lunenburg, Canada
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Wonderful place to visit and see how the fishery and fishermen were such hard workers and learn all about the Bluenose History

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Region of Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Thought this museum was well laid out, lots of information, and knowledgeable staff. Great background on Lunenburg's fishing history.

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Ashlee F, Marketing and Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Our staff certainly work hard and are incredibly knowledgeable about Lunenburg's fishing industry. Many of them have grown up with and even worked in it themselves! We are glad you enjoyed your visit and learned so much. Come back soon! More 

Hamburg, Germany
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23 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

The Fisheries Museum is definately worth visiting, particularly with kids. Inside you´ll see everything about fishing - net fishing, long line fishing, various styles of fishing boats built throughout the centuries. Outside you´ll have access to Fishing boats mooring. Combine the visit with lunch or dinner at the restaurant and enjoy fresh lobsters.

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Ashlee F, Marketing and Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit to our museum and decided to stay for a meal at the Old Fish Factory! Take care, we hope to see you again! More 

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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

This is not a museum I would recommend ...many other attractions in Lunenburg to see and do. The aquarium and other displays were not what I expected. If you like to read a lot there is history and antiques for you to see. A lot of the learning seminars had been cancelled and no one directing you to grab your... More 

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Ashlee F, Marketing and Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We apologize that your visit to our museum was not what you expected it to be. When tour groups visit our museum (sometimes several at a time), we sometimes have to cancel talks or demonstrations so that staff can lead these groups. This is an unfortunate circumstance that we try to avoid as often as... More 

Worcester
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51 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This museum has an excellent display of sailing ships, from schooners to fishing trawlers, many of which were actually built in Lunenburg. There is an excellent video about the Bluenose and the many races it won and memorabilia from the adventures of the boat. Of particular interest to us were the newspaper articles about the many fishing vessels that were... More 

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Ashlee F, Marketing & Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! We are glad you got to experience so many different parts of our museum and enjoyed them all. Our August Gales newspaper displays are particularly interesting, because along with the recounting of the event itself, you can see other snippets into community life at the time. Take care, we hope to see you again! More 

London
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

The museum in Halifax essentially covers everything in this museum and more. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is definitely a much more detailed exhibit. We were however able to go on a couple of ships which was definitely very interesting. This would be a great museum if you have children because they also have a small aquarium and other... More 

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Ashlee F, Marketing & Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! Since both our museum and the Maritime Museum deal with the sea and the fishing industry there does tend to be some overlap, but we do try to keep our exhibits and programming as separate as possible. We are glad you enjoyed our fishing vessels and kid-friendly atmosphere though, and hope you visit us again! More 

HALIFAX
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107 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

While it is some what interesting, it probably won't take you long to go through. And that means it won't take up much of your time when you could see so many other lovely things near by. Just the drive and surrounding beauty of the area. Or the quaint town itself. The short walk along the board walk is perfect... More 

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Ashlee F, Marketing & Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Hi, thank you for your review! Our visitors tend to have one of two experiences when they visit our museum - they could spend all day here, or they were able to see the entire thing in a short period of time. We are currently working on reopening some old exhibits as well as opening a couple of new ones... More 

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19 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

There are three floors of interesting displays at this museum as well as two ships to board and look around. There was hands on learning, activities, aquariums; we spent a few hours easily and enjoyed it very much.

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Ashlee F, Marketing & Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review! We are glad you were able to stay so long and were able to enjoy your whole visit to our museum. We hope to see you again! More 

Wishaw, Scotland, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

This is a small and very well run museum, full of interesting exhibits. I particularly enjoyed the aquarium. Located right at the waterfront, the museum is set over 3 floors which are accessible by stairs or lift. A restaurant is available on the 2nd floor and a theatre on the 3rd has regular screenings. The lady on the front desk... More 

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Ashlee F, Marketing & Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are glad you got to experience the variety of activities and exhibits our museum has to offer. Our Admissions/Gift Shop staff love to talk to visitors and welcome them to our facility, and they were thrilled to hear you appreciated their welcome! Take care, we hope to see you again! More 

Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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78 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Informative, easy and comfortable to wander, and gives insight into the history of Lunenburg. We loved looking at the Atlantic sea life featured in the aquariums and wandering on board the two ships moored at the dock were the highlight.

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Ashlee F, Marketing & Communications Liaison at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! Exhibits such as our aquarium and two vessels are certainly among the most popular parts of our museum. There is nothing quite like exploring real ships and seeing the real fish they would have caught! We hope you come back to see us again! More 

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Additional Information about Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Address: Address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J2C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-634-4794
Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Southwest Nova Scotia  >  Lunenburg
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

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