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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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This is well worth the time. Interesting displays, live demonstrations, fish tanks and more. We only wish we would have had more time. If you want to learn about scallop fishing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is well worth the time. Interesting displays, live demonstrations, fish tanks and more. We only wish we would have had more time. If you want to learn about scallop fishing or how to catch a lobster, the demonstrations are great. Highly recommend.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

At first I thought the admission price was a little steep; however there was a lot more to do in the museum than I had realized. There is an aquarium area with lots to look at..there is even an area where you can touch some of the marine life (starfish, scallops, crabs, etc.). There were demonstrations and exhibits with knowledgeable... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Wow, so much to see we ran out of time and energy somewhere between the second and third floors! Lots of exhibits and a great guide on board the fishing trawler (a retired engineer from the fishing industry).

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

Thank you for your kind review! We love to hear that visitors can lose track of time learning about Lunenburg and the fishery in our museum. I will also be happy to pass on your compliment to our retired engineer and Vessel Interpreter Philip! Take care, we hope to see you again! More 

Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Lots to see here! Experienced this with my excited grandchildren which made it so much fun! The older two were able to assist in a demonstration of launching a schooner which was also a lot of fun!

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

Thanks for your positive review! We're glad you and your grandchildren had such a good time at our museum. Our Model Schooner Launch certainly is a great way to learn about launching real schooners and getting involved in the demonstration! Take care and we hope to see you back again! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

You will learn a lot about the cod fishing industry and see some beautiful ship models. The highlight was going aboard the 2 fishing boats - one a schooner.

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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 are glad you found your visit to be informative and that you appreciated the attention to detail in our ship models. Our vessels, flagship Theresa E. Connor and side-trawler Cape Sable are certainly sights worth seeing! Take care, we hope to see you again! More 

Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Spent 2 hours checking the museum out with our 19 month old daughter. She loved the aquarium and we enjoyed leaning about the fishing industry. We also visited the two vessels and had the opportunity to chat at length with one of the captains who formerly worked on the Cape Sable.

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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 and your little one enjoyed your visit. Our aquarium and two vessels are certainly a hit with kids of all ages! Take care, we hope to see you again! More 

Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Great atmosphere with lots of interative activities for our kids. Very informative. Appreciated the Fisherman's Memorial Room. Great views from the top floors.

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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 the activities we hold in our museum and appreciated our Fisherman's Memorial Room. Sometimes it is easy to forget how incredibly dangerous the fishery was and still is, so a quiet space for remembrance is certainly important. Take care, and come back soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The Fisheries Museum does not look like much from the outside, or even from the entryway, but it is packed with all things fishery – live sea creatures, incredible displays of how the fisheries operated, disasters at sea, boat building, rum runners, and so on. The memorial room to fisherfolk lost at sea is very moving. Try to get there... More 

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

Thank you for such a kind review!! We are so glad you got to experience and enjoy so much of our museum! Take care, we hope to see you again! More 

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We were here for many hours on a sunday in june.... time was to short to see everything i did know that fishery is a hard job....but if you see how in the former days they fishes... It goes a lot easyer in our days !

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

Thank you for your positive review! It certainly is easy to lose track of time whilst browsing our museum - there is a lot of history to be explored! Take care and we hope to see you again! More 

Hamilton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I first visited the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic when I was 11 years old, and I remember loving it. The museum had come up with so many creative ways to keep all of their audiences (young and old) interested and engaged, and across a whole morning I was never bored. I was excited to return with my new husband... 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 kind review! We are so glad to hear that your experience now was as memorable as when you were 11 and that we still hold such a place in your heart. Take care, and we hope to see you back again in the near future! More 

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Additional Information about Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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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