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“Experience the Atlantic” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
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$77.38*
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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Lunenburg
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: We are now closed for the season and will reopen in May of 2017.
Saint Johnsbury, Vermont
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146 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Experience the Atlantic”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

Heading to Nova Scotia? Be sure to visit Lunenburg's historic waterfront. You will admire the courage of men and boys who went to sea in the wild Atlantic to make a living even if they were seasick every day. Times were tough, but the men and boys got tougher. The Bluenose was built here to such perfection and the local men could handle the ship so well that they could outrun fancy racing ships year after year in The America's Cup. Look at a dory on the dock, and you will not believe the hole deliberately drilled for drainage! A plug on the underside had a rope to grab if an Atlantic wave flipped the sailor and his catch! Rum Runners' history, fishing gear, whaling exhibits, an aquarium, model ships inside, and real ones moored at the dock, will interest everyone. There is restaurant that overlooks the dock, and the daily special was fresh and tasty, so put extra money in the parking meter before you go in so that you can sample local fare at your leisure. Support the locals by visiting this picturesque locale before the " real Nova Scotia" disappears!!!!

Visited June 2012
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Ashlee F, Communications Assistant at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
I could not have said it better myself. Thanks for your kind review.
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Calgary, Alberta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2013

What an amazing place! For a prairie girl like me...I learned so much. Helpful, fun staff who are always happy to share stories and give you the royal tour.

Visited September 2012
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Ashlee F, Communications Assistant at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Aye, the museum is both entertaining for the old salt or the landlubber! Thanks for visiting!
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Chester, Nova Scotia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great history lesson”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

I hadn't been to the Fisheries musem since I was a kid and while I was looking after a young child for a week, I decided to take a stroll down memory lane and check it out once more, glad I did! She loved the touch tank, and all the other fish tanks. A really great spot for younger children as they can get up close and really look at the types of fish and see them swimming around. The staff was so very friendly, made you feel right at home, and we more than happy to answer any questions you had. Great review of history for me, and also a great introduction to history for the younger child with me.

Visited October 2012
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Ashlee F, Communications Assistant at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
So glad you were able to revisit and had such an enjoyable day! The touch tank is a fan favorite among children big and small. Thanks for your kind words. Come back and see us again!
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Potter Bar, Herts (near London), England
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“An insight into history”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

If visiting or staying in Lunenburgh then a visit to this museum is a must do. Whilst not a large museum it has much to offer and should not be missed.

Visited June 2012
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Ashlee F, Communications Assistant at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thanks for calling us a must-do! We like to think everyone that comes to Lunenburg should give us a try, for we always seem to provide a "more than you imagined" experience!
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Chester, Canada
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“A real bit of East Coast history”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2012

It wasn't sophisticated, didn't try too hard. Full of lots of 'things' that clearly set out the maritime history of the region. As a family we found it fascinating. Outside there are vessels to explore including beautiful wooden sailing fishing vessels of the Bluenose era.
An enjoyable couple of hours.

Visited September 2012
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Ashlee F, Communications Assistant at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Thank you for visiting with us, and your kind words. Come back and see us anytime!
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