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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Address: 115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number: 228-435-6320
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9:00 am - 4:30 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tue - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled...
The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage. The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
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Interesting and Informative

A lovely little museum. We particularly liked the Commercial fishing gallery, the wooden boats gallery, and the Nydia story and exhibit. Many wooden boats to see and appreciate... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Huntsville, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was very impressed with this museum. I have lived in Biloxi for years and never went to the old museum. Since Katrina it has been completely rebuilt and was given the attention that the seafood industry in Biloxi deserves. It is threes floors of history with tons of information and not a bare spot on the wall. From boats... More 

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

This museum provides wonderful exhibits to illustrate the impact of the seafood museum on Biloxi and the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast. If you enjoy eating seafood ~ shrimp, crab, oysters ~ it's a great way to see how the foodways impact the society. Plus, the staff is super-friendly and helpful, and they have a great gift shop! Well worth spending... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a very well done museum with well done exhibits on the wide variety of boats - both recreationally and industrial - historic and present - that define the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The boats are beautiful museum highlights. Great gift shop also.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

As part of a local business conference, we had a buffet dinner served in the museum. I am not sure that is done often, but the real gem was the museum itself. There are several levels with multi-media presentations on the seafood industry, boat building, and life in general along the gulf coast. A wonderful collection that I was glad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

DO NOT MISS THIS! With full sized sailboats, lots of videos, interesting souvenirs and machinery -- you will learn a lot about both life on the water and the industry that seafood brought. Don't miss the Nydia sailboat and the story of the engineer who sailed her -- Baldwin Wood. And, this is part of a four museum $20 ticket... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A lovely little museum. We particularly liked the Commercial fishing gallery, the wooden boats gallery, and the Nydia story and exhibit. Many wooden boats to see and appreciate the craftsmanship. We didn't see docents so don't know if they have them but it is informative as a self-guided tour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

We were completely unaware of anything related to the seafood industry and sailing. This museum gave us insight into both plus the exhibit on Katrina was extremely informative. We have already recommended a visit to this place to those staying near us.

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Bradenton, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Watch yourself when parking the area out front isn't marked well and we inadvertently drove on the front patio and got yelled at by a volunteer. It's a little pricey 10.00 per person. The research library isn't finished yet so don't expect to find a lot of family information. My husband's family fished and shrimped the area for 3 generations... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

If you like boats, shrimp and want to learn more about the shrimping industry then you need to go. 3 stories of boats and equipment from the Maritime and Seafood Industry. Very Good!

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Beverly Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Shrimp peeling machine, maritime history, fisherman facts, to boats etc was a nice rainy day trip, it wasn't crowded either

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Additional Information about Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Address: 115 1st Street, Biloxi, MS 39530
Phone Number: 228-435-6320
Location: United States  >  Mississippi (MS)  >  Biloxi
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm

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