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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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+1 902-634-4794
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This museum is well worth the price of admission for both adults. There is an aquarium, a movie theater, several different other exhibits and three ships berthed outside. The Bluenose II was closed at the time of our visit. The exhibits are very well put...More

Thank Paul M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great museum, staff very helpful. Went on a tour where the highlights of the museum was given. There is a schedule of the daily talks during the day they are definitely worth checking out.

Thank palmercase
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your museum experience. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Learned a lot here with knowledgeable staff and well done displays. As luck would have it, we spotted Bluenose II coming round the point of the bay and watched her dock. Good meal at the restaurant there.

Thank BrianG3336
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

You did strike it lucky to see our beautiful Bluenose ll coming alongside. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed the staff, displays and food! Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Being able to step on the iconic Bluenose II, view live exhibits of Atlantic sea life, as well as learn all about the history of the area, are just some of the reasons why all of our house-guests from away are taken here.

Thank Erna M
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We love to be on the radar of local folks as a place to bring their house guests. Thank you for doing so and for posting your review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We purposely visited this museum to learn about the history of the area and we not disappointed. The staff were open and welcoming and ready to answer any questions we had. The museum is located in a old fishery building and is laid out as...More

Thank Kermit403
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

We agree that the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic being housed in a former Sea Products plant is very fitting! It sounds as though you took in the many aspects we offer in a museum visit. We are glad to hear you enjoyed a couple...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having a old timer who lived the sea life for more than 40 years, tell of his experiences and explain the workings of the fishing schooner Theresa E Connor, made the visit to the museum special. He made me appreciate what a difficult life the...More

Thank DT-PEI
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are very lucky to have our 'old salts' here to tell the tale. They certainly do bring the stories to life. If you total up the years at sea experience from our Vessel Interpreters it would be most impressive! It is nice to hear...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your ticket is good for all day so you can come and go. The ships to explore were well done. The small movie theater had continuous shorts on history and fishing that were vintage but interesting and added real life to the experience.

Thank Nerdian
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are pleased that you enjoyed both the vessels and our theatre. Thank you for sharing your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely enjoyed learning about our countries history and specifically about Lunenburg's history! It has many different things to see and do!

Thank amandajean90
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are pleased to hear that you had a pleasant learning experience at our Museum. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They were actually making a dory (copied from Gloucester, MA dorries) upstairs in the museum. Downstairs there was a lot to read and look at. Well arranged. You purchase tickets here for other museums. I enjoyed our visit and had trouble dragging my husband out...More

Thank Elaine B
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We appreciate your posting a review and are glad you and your husband enjoyed your visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even if you're not that interested in fish or fishing or boats or stories about boats, this museum is still worth a visit. Lots of local insights and the work of the local ship model makers is impressive.

Thank Ann T
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

The Modellers are very keen and dedicated to making great works of art. We are lucky to have such great volunteers working along with us. Thank you for 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
25 January 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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