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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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Beautiful ! You must be proud of this building which is the main part of the shore. Beautiful pictures possible.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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levis
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Beautiful ! You must be proud of this building which is the main part of the shore. Beautiful pictures possible.

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Oakville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is a good display of how the fishing industry started on the Grand Banks and how it evolved to its present day state. They bring out environmental issues but do not make it a central theme of the display. We only toured the exhibits inside the main building but there are several shows and outside tours that are all... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Brilliant museum which tells you so much about the history of Lunenburg. Wheelchair access: Good. There is a lift and disabled toilets on site

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West Sussex, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

When visiting Lunenburg a detour to this fishing museum should be definitely on the list. We had a half-hour overview guide which highlights the collection. All very interesting and never boring. On the first floor are several aquariums. Be sure to visit the Scallopstanks outdoors ....

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

The main building consists of three levels of which the first floor showcases a few species of the local fish. The second and third floor is about fishing - the boats they used, how they fished for cod. It was interesting, but the best part of the museum was being able to visit a couple of old ships. There are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Great place to spend a morning in lunenburg. Intestering well laid out exhibits in the museum itself and boats to explore moored on the quayside. Highlight was talking to the guide on one of the trawlers who had worked on fishing boats out of lunenburg since the age of 14. His stories brought the exhibits to life.

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Eagan, Minnesota, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Loved our visit here - the exhibits were a nice combination of education on the fishing industry as well as a great dose of history. What really made it for us though was the staff. Not being native to the area, the touch tank was fascinating for kids and adults alike and the staff member running it was very knowledgeable... More 

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Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

We are a family of 5 (2, 6, 10) and everyone had a great time. Our 6yo is in a wheelchair and the museum itself is very open and easy to get around. The elevator was pretty small, but she could get in and out so really that's what matters the most. The 2 other girls really enjoyed getting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

I never miss a Maritime Museum when travelling and Lunenburg's Fisheries Museum is no exception. The layout of the museum which includes history, interactive elements, demonstrations, and live fish ponds is ideal for any visitor. I was impressed how much children and families enjoyed themselves and there is a lot to learn here. Even if you have nice weather, enjoy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Great venue with lots to do and see. Gave good insight into the history of the area as well as the maritimes and fisheries. Great activities for kids.

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