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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 13 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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Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

There is so much to learn there. The staff are very knowledgeable & of course friendly! Visit the boats, see how they are built. Learn about the fish in our waters. See how the fishing industry has changed over the years. There is so much to see in Lunenburg after you have visited the museum. Spend a day or two... More

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San Diego, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

My family and I loved, loved, loved this museum. So much to see and learn. Enjoyed touring the boats, learning about sea life, and the history of the Bluenose and Lunenburg. Would definitely recommend a visit here!

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

Thanks for such a positive review! We're glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit and learned a lot too. We hope to see you back again!! More

Monmouthshire Wales
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31 reviews 31 reviews
5 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

A great attraction for all ages. We especially liked being shown around an old seat trawler by an actual retired captain, but the rest of the museum interprets all aspects of the area's fishing life very well.

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

Thanks for the positive review! We're glad you enjoyed your visit - our vessels and vessel interpreters are definitely a great asset to our museum. We hope to see you back! More

Hershey, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

A good place to quickly get perspective on the construction of fishing boats, as well as the life of the men who worked in the fishing industry. Also, there were a few good aquariums.

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

Thanks for your positive review! One of the great things about our museum is that in the hour to hour and a half we recommend visitors spend to see the whole museum, you can really learn as much or as little as you want during that time period and still enjoy your visit. We're glad you had a good visit,... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We spent most of the day here. We really enjoyed speaking with the retired Captains on the boats and hearing first hand stories of being out on the water. Make sure you go and hold a starfish! Being prairie "land-lubbers" it was interesting to learn the difference between mussels, scallops and clams! We have a whole new respect for the... More

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

Thanks for your review, we're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! It is especially great to hear thoughts from visitors who don't live as close to the ocean as we do. Take care, we hope to see you back! More

Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews 40 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW via mobile

We spent most of our day at the museum visiting inside the exhibit and attending a couple of the tours. We had a picnic lunch outside with a view of the Bluenose II which was in port at the time (but unfortunately closed for visits). We continued some of the exhibits in the afternoon with tours of the 2 boats... More

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

Thanks for your review, we're glad you enjoyed your visit! Hope to see you back again! More

Beaufort, SC
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We had lunch on the premises at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant then spent several hours inside the museum viewing the well crafted displays and exhibits. So much to see and learn about the fishing industry--and so well done. Be sure to watch the film on the Bluenose and her amazing skipper--a real love story. We also spent time outside... More

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

We're glad you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your positive review! We are glad to see visitors take such an interest in exhibits like the Bluenose exhibit, especially now that the Bluenose II is docked so close to the museum! Take care! More

Chicago, Illinois
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

Excellent history of the village and fishing. Well worth the hour tour. Perfect complement of the walking tour.

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

Thanks for your review, thank you for the compliment! The Lunenburg Walking Tour is a great asset of our community as well, and we're glad to see that we both benefit from/compliment each other so well! More

Halifax, Canada
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426 reviews 426 reviews
155 attraction reviews
218 helpful votes 218 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

We have visited the Fisheries museum several times over the years. Always interesting with very informative staff. We enjoyed browsing the various exhibits as well as the gift shop at the end of our tour.

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

Thanks for your review, we're glad to hear that you keep enjoying yourself time and time again! Hope to see you again! More

Welland, Canada
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66 reviews 66 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

There is a cute little aquarium on the main floor which my children enjoyed. They also thoroughly enjoyed touring the fishing boat. They thought it was cool to see the sleeping quarters and the galley. The two upper levels of the musuem were a little boring but the fish facts kept the children entertained.

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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're glad you enjoyed your visit! We often find that it is the more interactive things - the Touch Tank, aquarium, vessels, Funky Fish Facts, etc. - better keep children entertained, but we definitely have something for everybody! More

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