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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-4794
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Very informative

A great visit. We learned so much about the history of the fishing trade. Staff were very good and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
lynnandmike1234
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Rockwood, Canada
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Cute and educational

A lovely little museum that engages all in the local culture. Includes a touch pool where you can... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
rakaraven
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The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides the ultimate waterfront experience, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While at the Museum, you experience life in a fishing community and discover, up close, life at sea. Explore our living fish exhibit and wharf-side vessels. Make your way to the Ice House Theatre, where films are shown throughout the day. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will enjoy their entertaining visit with us!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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+1 902-634-4794
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A great visit. We learned so much about the history of the fishing trade. Staff were very good and gave us lots of great info. We also visited one of the trawlers and toured the boat. Again an informative quide

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

A lovely little museum that engages all in the local culture. Includes a touch pool where you can get hands on with some local sealife. Lovely gift shop too.

Thank rakaraven
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are certainly pleased you found your visit educational. Thank you very much for posting your review.

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Did you want to learn everything about boats, fish and the fishery business? This place has it all. For old and young. Gift shop, food and close ups of starfish etc. There are three floors but make time to look on the hull of a...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for posting your review!

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a wonderful place to visit. Your admission includes the museum and two ships. It has three floors and includes a touch tank! Great little gift shop too!

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your 5 star review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the major traditional industries of Nova Scotia is fishing and this museum does an excellent job of telling the history of it in the area. The static displays are well-laid out and the wandering docents are very helpful and seem as motivated about...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Fisheries Museum. We are lucky to have staff who are passionate and knowledgeable that help bring the artifacts to life for our visitors. Thank you for your great review!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're into museums, this one is well worth the visit. Maritime communities like Lunenberg exist as a monument to a way of life that inspires a lot of questions, and this place will answer all those questions for you including the ones you never...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Museum presents a wonderful history of fishing in the Maritimes. All staff are well informed and love to answer questions and further expand on the history of the fishing industry, both the economic goods and the bads. The retired fisherman on duty related his experiences...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting exhibits with short and yet informative explainations. Interpretative models on second floor tell you a lot about the different stages of cod fishing. This visit - even though 12 CAD is the leading edge for our museeum visits - was really worth it -...More

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Reviewed April 6, 2018

Interesting little stop to learn a little and for us, it was also a place to warm up! Such a beautiful town.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded April 9, 2018

We are glad you found your visit educational! Thank you for posting your review.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

Our 12 year old daughter and hubby and I all found something that fascinated us at this museum. Give yourself lots of time to tour it as there is a lot to see.

1  Thank Twila Y
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded January 26, 2018

Wonderful to hear that the museum provided something for both young and younger! We are always pleased to hear great feedback like this. Thank you for posting your review!

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Rodney J
August 4, 2016|
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Response from GrillyGirl | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you've already gone, but yes it was definitely wheelchair accessible.
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Joyce W
January 24, 2015|
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Response from elsaronnie | Reviewed this property |
No valet parking was there. There was a lot for abou$ 5.00 I think, but you can look it up on museum website.
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