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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Address: 1675 Lower Water St., Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
Phone Number: 902-424-7890
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Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast...

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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There is so much to see at the Maritime Museum and not just for nautical folk. We spent a few hours wandering around and could have been there longer. Great spot.

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is so much to see at the Maritime Museum and not just for nautical folk. We spent a few hours wandering around and could have been there longer. Great spot.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoy museums to learn about culture and an area's history, but are not ones to stand and read every single plaque posted throughout. This particular museum requires you to do so to fully understand the photos, replicas and artifacts that are on exhibit. For us, we didn't have the patience or desire to do so. For someone who enjoys... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Probably one of the better sites in Halifax. The museum has several predictable aquatic displays, but the special sections concerning the Titanic and SS Mont Blanc explosion were really good.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Having been to several Titanic museums in the past, this museum only had a small section dedicated to the Titanic, but it was a great small section. If you are really interested in Maritime, I believe you will enjoy this museum. I was not as interested in anything other than the Titanic, so I can't really speak to the rest... More 

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Thank Sumer88
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great place with history related to titanic,the great fire of Halifax and various other shipping related stuff...souvenir store also very good with nice collectibles

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Thank ijaazk
Halifax Region, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went to this museum with my two daughters, and we didn't get a whole lot out of it. we did like talking to the resident parrot though. If you are into things nautical or the history of the Titanic, you will love this place.

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Bronx, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very impressive the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, I was so sad about the story of The Titanic, very depressing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Wonderful history lessons. Interesting to learn of the struggles faced by immigrants from early times to present. While you're there, check out the Scotiabank Family History Centre to trace back your family history on immigration. They can track history on immigration up to 1935. Pretty cool! Learned a lot here! Oh and try The Canadian Citizenship test! Very fun and... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We spent some time in the museum and the displays are well spaces and ordered. It started with the military ships which showed the progression through time. A small display of the Arctic was informative. Their main attraction is the Titanic display. It gave a good representation of the Titanic and the three class tickets. I could not believe the... More 

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Baltimore, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a very well put together museum. There are many interesting artefacts here. A particular interest to me was the clipped coins. I had heard of this practice but had never really seen one. There are lots of interesting small sailing vessels to see. There is also some Titanic displays. There was however one downfall. There was a man... More 

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