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W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

112 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1L5, Canada
+1 902-742-3457
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This museum was a gem of a find. Staff were very knowledgeable. Great insight into an important... read more

Reviewed May 26, 2017
Wiarton, Canada
Large group of teenagers

No question.....the best thing about this museum it's that you can touch and feel the artifacts... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2017
Campbell River, British Columbia, Canada
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Step across the threshold and back in time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits: a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair sheds, wharf decks and even a coastal freighter.
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112 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1L5, Canada
+1 902-742-3457
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Reviewed May 26, 2017

This museum was a gem of a find. Staff were very knowledgeable. Great insight into an important man for the area. All artifacts could be touched and enjoyed. Can not say enough about the amazing staff that works here.

Thank daneginni
Reviewed April 30, 2017 via mobile

No question.....the best thing about this museum it's that you can touch and feel the artifacts. Tour the boat, flip through the books and paper articles, photos etc. 35 teens and they all enjoyed it very much.

Thank GlenMClark
Reviewed April 11, 2017

Great little place. This little museum was a highlight of our stay in Yarmouth. It is an original Fish Plant, reduced to a scale of 1/3 original size. There is no such thing as "Don't Touch" here - as you can - within reason -...More

Thank dragonfiles
Reviewed January 17, 2017

Plan to spend a lot of time here. The displays are excellent and well maintained. The fact that the museum is in one of the original buildings adds to the atmosphere.

Thank S3556CGpeterl
Reviewed October 17, 2016

This is a small, private museum, following the fishing industry in Southwest Nova Scotia. Despite its size it provides a wonderful experience with lots of hands-on opportunities to learn about life here.

Thank Currymac
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We visited the Fisheries Museum yesterday. It was very interesting and is well done, amazing to see all the old tools and equipment that was used. I am not into fishing at all yet I still found it all so interesting. As this is an...More

Thank BG&BMC
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

This beats the lighthouse, hands down. Amazing replica, using mostly salvage from the actual fishery. See smoke room. Fishing vessel, packing room, owner's office - all as they were. Guide was super friendly. We thought this place was great!

Thank Catharine I
Reviewed August 24, 2016

As others have said, this is an amazing museum. It's actually a time capsule because once you're inside, you feel as if you've traveled back to the early part of the twentieth century, when the (preserved) building and everything in it belonged to a very...More

Thank Gardensalot
Reviewed August 14, 2016

We loved this museum. We are a family of four (sons age 13 and 14) all four of us were amazed by this display. Our sons find some museums boring...not this one! It is interactive, our guide was patient, kind and extremely informative. We were...More

Thank queenie197640
Reviewed July 24, 2016

We arrived late in the day, but were still able to spend an hour visiting the museum. Everything is hands on and well displayed. The building really give the feel for what life was like in Yarmouth at the turn of the century. It also...More

Thank Dorothy R
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