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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A very interesting place to visit. Between the Titanic displays and the explosion in Halifax exhibition it was and interesting day. Having a 1st order lens and other maritime artifacts from life saving was great.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank mary532
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our time in this terrific museum. Informative, interesting, thoughtful and manageable. A must-do in Halifax.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank SBHgirl
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Halifax has a long history with the sea and it shows when you visit this museum. First is the permanent Titanic exhibit, which consists of interesting artifacts and stories. Halifax was where the recovered dead bodies of Titanic victims were taken and where many are...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jerryf183
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum provides considerable information about a variety of maritime stories related to Nova Scotia. I was particularly impressed by the displays illustrating the role in dealing with the Titanic disaster as well as the Halifax explosion of 1917, The museum also includes a portion...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Curious706217
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited the museum today with friends. Took a guided tour that was very good. The museum was very interesting and full of maritime history.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank wolf3728
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole experience was incredible from the excellent scale ships models to stories throughout the long distant years finishing with the the shipping collision in the harbour(one of which was a munitions vessel) which the resulting explosion flattened a square mile of Halifax also the...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to go here when it started to rain and very glad we did. Lots to see and learn here. Titanic area well done as well.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Luanne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So much to see and lots to keep kids engaged and maybe even learn some stuff too! The museum is in a great central location so you can get there easy and also visit other areas after you’re done.

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Projectlola
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an excellent museum. Very moving story of the role citizens of Halifax played in retrieving bodies from the sea following the sinking of the Titanic and their important role supporting Europe during World War II and the North Atlantic convoys

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Maggie D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very interesting , sailing history was well presented. The Halifax explosion is explained and shown in depth. The time was well worth it.

Date of experience: June 2019
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Tori J
September 6, 2018|
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Response from Scott G | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the late reply but 2 to 3 hours would give you the opportunity to see and read everything
Madeleine O
February 10, 2017|
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Response from Lowpymtking | Reviewed this property |
Canadian. Very worthwhile
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October 13, 2016|
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Response from 863tristane | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a parking lot with meters.