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W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

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Fisheries Museum a walk back in time

Well worth the time to see how things were done in the past. Artifacts are real and very... read more

Reviewed 12 December 2018
Yarmouth, Canada
It's like you were there 70 years ago.

Relics from a fisheries, even scaled smaller original buildings! Lots of photos, an actual 1/3... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2018
Chris M
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Step across the threshold and back in time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits: a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair...more
112 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1L5, Canada
+1 902-742-3457
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Reviewed 12 December 2018

Well worth the time to see how things were done in the past. Artifacts are real and very interesting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank frankZ2399ZZ
Reviewed 10 October 2018

Relics from a fisheries, even scaled smaller original buildings! Lots of photos, an actual 1/3 scale ship. Preserved with love for an industry history, not your typical museum at all.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Chris M
Reviewed 29 August 2018

Best fisheries museum I have seen around the Atlantic. The collection is complete and impecably displayed. A lot of care and attention to detail has gone into the place. Be warned: No air conditioning. On a hot day I would avoid the place, it is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank James A
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

A small, but cute museum with real artifacts from the original building. Someone took a lot of time to create the small rooms and put in the artifacts. My friend's daughter loved the dress up on the life size boat. Well worth the few dollars...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank bag02341
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Well worth the modest admission fee. Original artifacts from the days of fish drying and sailing ships. Pleasant, friendly, and informative staff. Lots to see and think about from the original Sweeney's wharf businesses.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank thurston116
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Stop here. It is amazing. So so worth going to see, small but mighty and one of the most fascinating museums I have ever set foot in.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Herbert C
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

The museum for its unique approach to exhibiting the past in realistic format Today is to be applauded for This Excellent result. Coming from a fishing community and large fishing area in Newfoundland I was thrilled to have visited this stunning museum. I have to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

The kids loved it, we spent a good 2 hours here! The kids loved they were able to touch things unlike most museums. Very family friendly and the staff wonderful and helpful.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank HhFleck
Reviewed 14 September 2017

Adults would appreciate this museum honoring the seafaring past of Mr. Sweeney. Exhibits are hands-on and appear "just like they left them". The craftsmanship in the detail of the 2/3 scale replica of a period Coastal Freighter was incredible and children (and adults) can climb...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Very intresting , allowed to touch somethings the ship built in the building. we were allowed on and keep the kids intrested as they can climb up to the upper deck

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank mr peter m
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