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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada
902-634-4794
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Ranked #1 of 12 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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Halifax Regional Municipality, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband talked me into going to this museum because I was not sure that I would enjoy it. What a surprise! The museum is well planned out, have something for everyone including an aquarium, touch tank for the kids and a fantastic collection of the history of fishing in the Atlantic. Certainly a "not to miss" stop while in... More

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

Thank you for your positive review! We are often told by visitors that they were pleasantly surprised by what we have to offer at the museum. We're glad you enjoyed your visit, and hope to see you back again! More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

Interesting museum, mostly about the lobster and cod fisheries, plus boats. One thing I would say about this museum is that you want to participate in their scheduled hosted events through the day. Not all the museum is well-suited for self-guided, but the hosts, including retired fishermen, were very knowledgeable and added a lot to the experience.

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

Thanks for your positive review, we're glad you enjoyed yourself during your visit! Our interpreters inside and on the vessels take a lot of pride in their work, and love to share their knowledge with visitors. We also include lots of programming for that reason! Take care, we hope to see you back! More

Calgary, Canada
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158 reviews 158 reviews
64 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I have to say that I when we were thinking of going to the Fisheries Museum I was not expecting much and figured that we'd be there for a short visit; I was very pleased to be wrong. The museum is great. It is well organized, has huge amounts of information, is very informative, and has interactive areas that make... More

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

Thank you for your positive review, we're so glad to hear how pleasantly surprised you were! We take a lot of care to ensure that we provide a full and interactive experience so that visitors feel as though they've learned what our history truly was about, and had fun in the process. We hope to see you back again! More

Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Mainly about history of fishing in the Atlantic. Very educational and I did learn a lot. The place is pretty small but very interactive. The atmosphere is rugged to project the image of fishing. I must say it is a must see especially for kids

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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 certainly make an effort to be interactive in and around the museum, which really adds to the experience of our visitors. We hope to see you again! More

Waterloo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We visited Lunenburg and the Fisheries Museum on a suggestion made by a family member, and we were not disappointed. In fact, we would have missed visiting Lunenburg entirely if it wasn't for this tip, which would have been a shame, because Lunenburg is a must-see destination for a trip to the Halifax area. The museum itself is OK, with... More

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

Thank you for such a positive review! We're always happy to hear that visitors enjoyed their visit to the museum, and it's great to hear what peoples' favourite parts are. Exhibits such as the tidal touch tank and our vessels really help to bring context to the rest of the museum, and give visitors a chance to almost experience the... More

New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Stop in a chat with the fishermen on the docked fishing boats at the museum. They are a wealth of knowledge and stories.

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

Thank you so much for your review! Our vessel interpreters have so much experience and love to share stories with our visitors, which really adds to the experience. We're glad you enjoyed your visit! More

Toronto
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Worth the drive to this museum.....so glad we came...so much to learn about the fisheries industry very interesting. The staff is super friendly and very knowledgeable. Love the 2 boats we explored and the hands on experiences too...this is a must see...loved this museum:)

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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! The staff works hard to create a positive atmosphere where everyone has something to learn and be a part of. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit, take care and come again! More

Richmond, Virginia
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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Fisheries Museum is one of the largest attractions in Lunenburg. The aquarium section was small but I really enjoyed the outdoor touch tank where visitors can hold starfish, crabs, and other shellfish. The museum exhibits did a great job of showing the dynamics of the fishing industry through scale models and actual artifacts. I enjoyed the upper level with... More

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

Thank you for your positive review! We're always glad to hear that visitors have taken the time to go through the entire museum and enjoyed themselves everywhere they went. Take care! More

West Chester, Pennsylvania
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This museum is quite interactive. The mix of indoor and outdoor exhibits make for a fun experience. Wonderful history, colorfully displayed. The aquarium is interesting with its display of regional fish. The touch tank is fascinating for both young and old.

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

We're so glad you enjoyed your visit! We definitely make an effort to include exhibits and interactive activities that appeal to all ages. Paired with the fact that we are located within an old fish factory, it really takes you back into the times! More

Texas
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9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We spent about three hours at this museum and could have stayed longer but we only watched half of one of the films about the Bluenose. There were several film opportunities. You will learn about the fishing industry and it's history. The museum also has informative displays about domestic life including weaving and rug hooking. Very friendly volunteers and staff... 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! We have so much here to see and learn about, and it becomes evident the longer and closer you look. Take care, we hope to see you back! More

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