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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
Phone Number: +1 902-634-4794
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9:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:30 am - 5:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are now closed for the season and will reopen in May of 2016.

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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax

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Lots of maritime history

We stopped here in July 2015. There are lots of great ship models and maritime history, a few live exhibits (you might get squirted at the touch tank), and an actual fishing... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stopped here in July 2015. There are lots of great ship models and maritime history, a few live exhibits (you might get squirted at the touch tank), and an actual fishing vessel you are allowed to explore. We spent about an hour. We got a CAA discount.

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Moncton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the museum the staff was very nice and extremely knowledgeable any questions you have about the history or the marine life they could answer. I highly recommend it to all ages.

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Thank gino b
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We have a great staff for sure! Our goal is to make learning fun for all ages. We are glad you had a wonderful time and thank you very much for your awesome review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very educational and a great way to spend a few hours while visiting Lunenburg. There are lot of great exhibits to see for both adults and children. The staff are very friendly and answer all of your questions as you make your way around.

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Thank Mike M
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We do have a dedicated staff, some who have been with us for many years and it can be quite a challenge to stump them with questions! We are pleased you found the Museum a good learning experience for a mix of ages. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Whitby, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visit Nova Scotia at least once a year as my wife's family is from the South Shores, but this was our first stop into the Fisheries Museum in Lunenberg. The museum is surprisingly large, consisting of three stories, and provides more information than you could possibly absorb in a single day. There are also two boats that you could... More 

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Thank j28chan
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

How wonderful that you included the Museum in your annual trek to the South Shore. We are a unique venue in that the buildings were once Lunenburg Sea Products, so we have lots of room to fill with artifacts and information. Our Museum vessels are a popular spot for young visitors as well. Thank you so much for taking the... More 

Antigonish, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great spot to learn some history of the area. Workers were all engaged and seemed to enjoy their work. Was able to tour 2 museum ships and see what life was like upon them. Also seem a lot of the local aquatic life in the area.

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Thank Hefhef
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Our Vessel Interpreters are able to provide an experienced point of view of life at sea and they love to share their experiences with our visitors. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Washington, DC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We enjoyed this museum because of its acquarium, its Lobster Lore demonstration with lots of quality question/answer time, and Glimpses the play on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Very good for children and all ages.

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

We are pleased you found the Museum to be a good family fit. Glimpses certainly is a great production full of humour and information. Thank you for your review. More 

Ancaster
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A collection of old relics set in a three story building. A small movie theater set up with short videos.

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

Glad you found our Museum informative. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Saskatchewan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped here while out in Lunenburg for a day visit. This place is very cool. The admission was very fair and there is a pretty comprehensive assortment of artifacts. I really enjoy the live fish and lobster displays. There were also quite a few displays that were under construction or renovation. It will take you a few hours to... More 

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Thank JPTENIUK
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to the Fisheries Museum. We do have one gallery under construction that we hope to have open in the next couple of weeks. We have been undergoing an interpretive renewal to provide a better flow for our guests and hopefully provide a greater experience during their visit. It is disappointing, however, to hear... More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Kids loved the two fishing boats you could explore, particularly going up and down the steep ladders. The fun fish facts all over the museum were interesting, loved the art work on the third floor by the local mouth painter and the hooked rugs on the second floor. Our two yearold really loved the aquarium on the first floor.

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

Can they just imagine going up and down those steep ladders out to sea with the boat rocking back & forth??!! The Funky Fish Facts are sprinkled around so that visitors are sure to get to each area - glad you enjoyed them. The artistic talent that surrounds the area is quite amazing. Thank you for posting your great review. More 

Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The history of the fishery and life of the fishing families is well described but really enhanced by the folks telling the stories and guiding you around the museum.

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Thank EPottawa
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Our heritage interpreters and vessel interpreters are truly the link between the exhibits and our guests. We are so pleased to hear that your visit was enhanced by their assistance. Thank you for posting a great review. More 

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