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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Comprehensive Historical Maritime Collection

We spent most of the day at this museum and went back in the evening to hear a free informative... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Nick T
Melbourne, Australia
More than the Titanic

This is a very nice museum. It has an exhibit of the Halifax Explosion, the largest man--made... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments.
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1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Downtown Halifax
+1 902-424-7890
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We spent most of the day at this museum and went back in the evening to hear a free informative talk about the HMCS Sackville. The collection requires several hours to view completely and ranges across the gamut of local and more general maritime history....More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a very nice museum. It has an exhibit of the Halifax Explosion, the largest man--made explosion until the atomic bomb. It also has an exhibit of ships that I found very interesting.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a local and passed by several times....my mistake...this is a must see. I had no idea of the magnitude to the displays and educational material involved. Very accommodating for all ages

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank norman390
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy visit. Went to see the Titanic exhibit and learned a lot more than I expected. You don't need to be a maritime buff to enjoy this museum.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank JTO_10
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Halifax museum has everything that you want to know about the mariners history of the Maritimes. Everything about the Halifax explosions to the titanic .and how Halifax became a naval base.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dale448
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From early rowboats to the Titanic and other luxury cruise ships, you'll see well-presented displays of Nova Scotia's connection to the sea. Expect to spend more than an hour here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debbie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great museum for all Sailers and Seamen. Some very interesting artifacts and multiple pictures of the history of North Atlantic, including the enormous explosion that rocked Halifax and original items recovered from the Titanic. Worth the time and price of admission.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Steve H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a gem. Lots of information on ahalifax and the Atlantic Ocean history. The Halifax explosion exhibit is absolutely captivating. The Titanic exhibit, chilling. I was so engrossed I will have to visit again to see the rest of the exhibits. A must see museum...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 54metam
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

enjoyable maritime museum with some hands on exhibits. good for all ages. seemed to be pretty big inside. My son loved the parrot

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ellen804207
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding museum featuring maratime history, history of Halifax, and the story of Halifax's role in the Titanic tragedy. Recommend as an early place to. Visit to Halifax to "set the stage" for discovery in this amazing port city.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Dear Nova Scotia experts, first off please accept my apology to cross post this on NS and NB forums as there is no forum for Easter Canada... Need help to plan a 9 days road trip from Toronto - Moncton - Halifax - Cape Breton - Toronto. We are from the prairie. Our goal is to have a glimpse of Eastern Canada. Here is my preliminary plan: Day 1: Toronto to Montreal 5.5 hours drive (or Quebec) Day 2: Montreal to Moncton 9.5 hours drive - may stop by GrandFalls Day 3: stay in Moncton or...More
April 11, 2015|
Response fromphpr|
Very very ambitious and much too rushed.... basically you are just going to see the Maritimes from the window of your car. Is there any particular reason you're starting in Toronto? Why not fly to Halifax or Moncton, rent a vehicle and spend more time exploring. At the very least, fly to Montreal and do the loop from there ... cuts out some very boring driving. Toronto to Quebec City is not a scenic drive.
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Hello All!, What a lovely summer, eh? Me and my Quebecois partner currently live in Toronto but we are going for 3 weeks in July to August for camping road trip across Quebec and Atlantic Canada. We are going to stay at his families house in Montreal for a few days before starting our trip. Below is the Itinerary. Please advice us if you see anything is amiss or if you have any recommendations, especially free camping tips. This is both me and my partners first time this far east. I really...More
July 16, 2015|
Response fromMillie B|
Your route looks better than mine. I think I may change it to that. I heard that August 15th, Feast of the Assumption/ National Acadian Day is best celebrated Caraquet. Is there another place in I can see this Acadian celebration in all its glory other than Caraquet. This way on my way back I won't be seeing it twice.
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September 20, 2013|
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Before making the Cape Breton trip report, I would like to thank MaryAnn and Lulu, others for their contribution to this forum. Their guidance and insight gave us ease in drawing an itinerary. On our 3rd day, the weather is still not cooperative and left the hotel raining, lot of traffic before getting to Trans Canada Highway 2, some are road construction and the usual prime time in morning commute. However, once we got out of Halifax, traffic was light and everything was smooth sailing....More