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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J2C0, 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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Great for the whole family!

We traveled to Lunenburg with a 2 and 4 year old, when we got there it was Pirate day! What luck we had, the kids were so excited, there were canons and people dressed up as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
sarah s
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Berwick, Canada
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Berwick, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We traveled to Lunenburg with a 2 and 4 year old, when we got there it was Pirate day! What luck we had, the kids were so excited, there were canons and people dressed up as pirates and people dressed up as red coats chasing them. People were being nominated to be put in the stocks where kids were allowed... More 

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Cerritos, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We weren't quite sure what to expect when we stopped here while visiting Lunenburg and were more than pleasantly surprise. There are several floors of exhibits that really bring to life the history of this area of Nova Scotia. A highlight for us was a talk by a guide in the aquarium section downstairs. She actually took a lobster out... More 

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

One of our favourites in Lunenburg, great food, and if you ask when making a reservation I would recommend asking for a window seat. Great view of the harbour

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Thank John B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

It's not a huge museum by typical metropolitan standards but it's much larger than anything else you'll find in this part of Nova Scotia. Live fish in an interior aquarium, fishing rigs from the past, ships at the dock that you can visit end-to-end at your own convenience. And their restaurant has the best (IMO) fish and chips.

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Thank Tomasz J
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You guys would love this, Its has very knowledgeable staff and a fun aquarium. You can tour two old fishing Boats that are in good shape, and has great exhibits on the fishing industry in Nova Scotia.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We like to make learning fun and memorable and are always pleased to hear that families enjoy their visit! More 

panama city
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were hoping to see the Bluenose, but it was not docked at the museum. This is great for younger children as well as adults. There are 3 floors with exhibits of the history of the area and the fishing industry. We enjoyed the exhibits and learned so much from the museum.

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

We are always glad to hear that families enjoyed our Museum. Bluenose ll does occasionally visit other ports and disappoints those coming here to see her. It is always best to check her website before making plans to come to Lunenburg if Bluenose ll is on the 'must see in Lunenburg' list. Thank you for your great review. More 

Baltimore, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Bad, just bad. None of the people I was with were really sure why this place was on the map. Or why it was a UNESCO world heritage site? Really there is nothing to do here and very little to see. I don't usually slam places on trip advisor, but Lunenburg really should not be a destination. This fisheries museum... More 

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

Oh my, it is a shame you and your group had such a negative experience in Lunenburg, finding nothing to do or see. Fortunately that is not the norm. We have many cultural things available in town, festivals of all kinds, and amazing history around every corner. The views are stunning from the top of the hills down to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Worth the stop. Very educational and interesting exhibits and discussions. We especially enjoyed the chat with the Captains on the boats outdoors.

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

Thank you for posting such a nice review. We are lucky to have staff on our vessels who can speak from experience on what it is like being away from family, out on challenging seas, doing hard work. They do a great job painting the picture of what life is like at sea. More 

Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum provides a good overview of the Atlantic fishing and Maritime industry. It is educational. There was information about prohibition.

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Thank 1RJL1
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We endeavor to keep true to our name - Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic..... even the not so legal parts of our history ;) More 

Norfolk
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum has 2 fishing boats you can explore with the help of 2 former skippers. They were a highlight but interior displays were also very good.

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

We are glad you enjoyed the indoor displays as well as the 2 Museum vessels. Thank you for posting your review. More 

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