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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Address: P.O. Box 1907, Biloxi, MS
Phone Number: 228-435-6320
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Ranked #10 of 30 Attractions in Biloxi
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Owner description: Examine a shrimp boat and other boat models, see maritime photos and artifacts and learn all about...
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Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Activities: Leisure education
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Owner description: Examine a shrimp boat and other boat models, see maritime photos and artifacts and learn all about Biloxi's fishing industry at this museum that celebrates the fishermen and immigrant workers who kept the industry going.

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oceaan springs, ms
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38 reviews 38 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

First visit to museum worth almost every minute especially the historical video and boat works. Of special note is the Nydia and its backstory. Museum is nicely appointed and easy to navigate. My only beef was little showcasing impact of Katrina or BP oil spill on the industry

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Pensacola, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

As we were leaving this museum, looked at our watches..thought we'd been in there one hour, and it had been almost three hours! The old, much smaller museum was destroyed several years by a hurricane, and has been rebuilt. It opened in August, I believe, but this was the lst time we'd been able to visit the area. What an... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

As a Mississippi coast native who now lives elsewhere, I was blown away. Excellent exhibits. The history of the seafood industry on the coast was so fascinating. The documentation via pictures and live accounts was outstanding.

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New Bern, North Carolina
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271 reviews 271 reviews
62 attraction reviews
136 helpful votes 136 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

A new large facility right on the water overlooking the bridge. There are three floors of fascinating information about the seafood industry. Learned a lot for a girl from the coast.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
4 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Visited on a Saturday afternoon and was very pleased with the museum. The center piece for the museum is the Sailing Vessel "NYDIA" formally owned and sailed by Albert Baldwin Wood, who developed the screw pump for the city of New Orleans at the beginning of the 20th century. Being a sailing advocate the NYDIA has been on my list... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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52 reviews 52 reviews
20 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

If you like to learn about the local area you will like this museum. It is still getting started so some of the displays are not complete. The displays that they have are good and interesting. We took our kids…and they were not that interested in it, but there is a great park across the parking lot…so everyone wins.

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Crawfordville, Florida
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85 reviews 85 reviews
27 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

New museum, lots of space. Great boat models on display. Although some displays not quite labelled and lots of info duplicated to fill spaces. Chronological order is not strict in the displays you bounce around if reading all the plagues. The video of locals who grew up cleaning shrimp and oysters is worth the watch. The museum greeter gives you... More 

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Biloxi
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123 reviews 123 reviews
40 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

FINALLY!!! Our museum has returned!!! What a great place to meander through to catch up on the history of our beloved Coast and its rich heritage! Be sure to drive across the OS/Biloxi Bridge at night, staying in the far right lane as you enter Biloxi, in order to see the illuminated sails through the Museum window.

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Central Louisiana
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180 reviews 180 reviews
24 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Stopped in here with friends while in town. Newly opened in August 2014, this place has lots of maritime artifacts, videos, and pictures of how Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast came to be a premier seafood industry port. Knowledgeable staff and informative displays make time fly. Really enjoyable . Highly recommended.

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Sacramento, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
30 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The museum just re-opened on August 2nd for the first time since Katrina. It was so new when we visited that workers were still putting the finishing touches on the inside. I have been to many museums and I think this was is a little limited in its scope and displays. That being said, I appreciate the fact that it... More 

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