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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 nice museum with lots of history

Visited in August 2016. Has three floors packed full of interesting history of Nova Scotia's... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2016
Ernestonvacation
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Truro, Canada
Time well spent

Not an extensive museum, but lunenburg is such a lovely town that strolling through the museum is... read more

Reviewed August 28, 2016
Bulag
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Wash, D.C.
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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!
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed August 28, 2016

Visited in August 2016. Has three floors packed full of interesting history of Nova Scotia's connection with the sea and the fishing industry, Lots of things to see including different types of fish in tanks, models of fishing vessels and hands on exhibits. Also includes...More

Thank Ernestonvacation
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

We are glad you enjoyed your visit to the Fisheries Museum. We actually have 2 fishing vessels that you can tour and hear stories from retired fishermen. Perhaps you will one day make a return visit and go aboard our other vessel! Thank you for...More

Reviewed August 28, 2016

Not an extensive museum, but lunenburg is such a lovely town that strolling through the museum is easy and enjoyable. There is plenty of parking in a pay lot next to it and lots of shops and places to eat. They have done some excellent...More

Thank Bulag
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit to Lunenburg and the Fisheries Museum.

Reviewed August 26, 2016

This review is of Lunenburg and not of the Museum itself. Lunenburg is a cute town to take a walk in but we didn’t really get what all the hype was about. The houses are pretty and colorful. Many restaurants and stores around the area....More

Thank Jolie J
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

We certainly would prefer to be on everyone's must see list, but we appreciate your honesty and we are glad you took the time to stop and explore Lunenburg.

Reviewed August 25, 2016

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...More

Thank G R
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 29, 2016

We are honoured to have first class models made by one of our talented volunteers, Ben Verburgh, on display in our Banks Fishery: Age of Sail Gallery. Our scallops have targeted many a curious visitor! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016 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.

Thank gino b
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

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!

Reviewed August 23, 2016

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.More

Thank Mike M
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

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...More

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

Thank j28chan
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

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...More

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

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.

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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.

Thank Carol G
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

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.

Reviewed August 22, 2016

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

Thank AncasterCanada
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2016

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

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Rodney J
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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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