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Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

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Address: 115 1st St, Biloxi, MS 39530-4703
Phone Number: 12284356320
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Sun 12:00 am - 4:00 pm
Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 4:30 am
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The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled...

The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage.

The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.

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We had guests with children and we took them to the museum. The showed a very interesting documentary of hurricanes Camillus and Katrina. It neat to drive down the streets and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Jane B
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Venice, Florida
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Venice, Florida
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had guests with children and we took them to the museum. The showed a very interesting documentary of hurricanes Camillus and Katrina. It neat to drive down the streets and look at how different it is now.

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Thank Jane B
Ridgeland, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I took a walk and just happened on this wonderful museum. It was filled with history, art, a sailing ship, a racing boat...many trophies. A great movie about Katrina and past hurricanes was also there. Everyone that visits the coast should stop by. The sign is much too small and overwhelmed by the sign for the Palace... More 

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Thank 555Angela2013
Maumelle, Arkansas
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184 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose that the seafood industry is a sponsor of the museum, and there were some mentions of the industry, but not a lot. There were some overviews of it's early days in the videos within the museum. There were many ships to examine, and a fair amount of info about those as well. The thing that most captured my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Cool off in the maritime museum! There are three floors of displays, pictures, art, boats, replicas, books, fishing tools, artifacts from all the Mississippi coastal towns. Today there is an exhibit on child labor in the early 1900's. Each display taught me something new and this was my second visit! Admission is a fair price. My only complaint is getting... More 

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mahtowa, mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Visited with my 2 boys and wife. $32 for the family. Smaller boats, speed boats and racing sailboats on display including the Nydia. The small information plaques surround all displays and make for nice quick reading. The shrimp peeler was my highlight, very interesting story. Not much for interactive displays and the video's were o.k. and distributed throughout various displays.... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016

So much to see and it is well worth your time to check it out. Filled with model boats and full sized sailing boats, equipment used in the seafood industry and all the art work is really nice. The staff are very helpful. You will love it.

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Thank 668vanh
Pearland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This museum had several levels (elevators available) full of interesting exhibits; well layed out and easy to meander through at your own pace. Very informative.

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Thank KeTeKaHa
Biloxi, Mississippi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

A great museum that shows so much of the history of this area. At times the amount of pictures and items in each area was almost to much to take in. In a larger area, and spread out a little it would have been easier to focus on the many wonderful images.

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Thank GregF699
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Not only the seafood industry history in that area but the display of maritime antiquities was an interesting several hour tour. We spent most of our time watching the Camile and Katrina video. It was a real eye opener on the devastation this town endured during these events.

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Thank Alice D
Aurora, Colorado
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

My friend and I waited outside the building on a beautiful Sunday morning hoping to get inside and look around. We arrived early and ended up napping on the lawn out front, bordered by a little plaza with a playground and a water fountain for kids to play in. The exterior architecture was beautiful and inviting, though there's no clear... More 

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Robin5488, General Manager at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, responded to this review

I am so sorry that you waited for the Museum to open. The employee called in sick, and it took a while to get another employee to the Museum to open. I truly hope you will return and enjoy our beautiful Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, and I sincerely apologize for this problem. More 

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