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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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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax
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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!
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good34%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“touch tank” (36 reviews)
“lobster” (49 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

I visited this museum with my huband and two boys, 11 and 7. The boys liked the models and they enjoyed touring the boats in harbour (three). It was really interesting to see their sleeping quarters/mess quarters. The history of the cod fishing industry was...More

Thank jenn b
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We are pleased that you and your family had such a nice experience at the Fisheries Museum. Stepping aboard the fishing vessels really gives young people an appreciation for what the fishermen of the past went through. The model schooner launch is certainly a family...More

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding collection with great exhibits and tour so ship included. Talk presented on the history of the Bluenose and done with Passion and feeling. Great represent ion of Lunenburg and worth the time. Great for families and couples alike.

Thank MDCF55
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Wonderful that you were enamoured by the Bluenose Saga. Thank you for posting such a nice review of the Fisheries Museum.

Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Three floors, (there is an elevator for those who need it/have strollers). The first floor is ok, several of the fish tanks are absent of display. There were a few displays on the third floor I really liked, rug hooking, a large quilt, art, a...More

Thank woolb2017
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

It is wonderful that you had the opportunity to talk with one of our volunteer modellers. They are indeed a wonderful addition to our Museum. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for taking the time to post your review.

Reviewed 5 August 2016

Great fisheries museum - we especially loved exploring the Trawler and Schooner. Our daughter loved hunting around for the "40 Funky Fish Facts".

Thank Sandra M
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2016

We are pleased you enjoyed the Funky Fish Facts and our museum vessels. Thank you for the great review!

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Interesting artifacts but little explanation about how things were used. History of fishing in Nova Scotia was well presented. Training docents to answer questions would be helpful. Good value for the admission cost.

Thank Lynne C
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We are pleased you found good value in your Museum visit. We do have Heritage Interpreters on site to help link the visitor with the exhibits. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 2 August 2016

This is worth your time. They accept AAA. $12 per person and $8 per senior. They have three floors of displays plus two boats to view. They also have live demos as well. The first floor is aquarium. It is a bit depressing but besides...More

Thank Me9247
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thank you for posting your review. You summed up what we have quite well!

Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

Theresa E Connors was awesome, had a great time very historic feel to the ship. Great to see locals working on a ship of this style and so passionate. Enjoyed it thoroughly.

Thank Stephen R
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We are very glad you enjoyed your experience at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. We are lucky to have retired captains and engineers on staff to tell it like it was at sea. THank you for posting your rebview.

Reviewed 31 July 2016

OK museum but pricey and somehow outdated. Most suitable for kids. Unfortunately the most interesting boat; the Bluenose was not at dock during our visit. The other two boats are interesting..More

Thank stism
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

Thank you for posting your review. We are undergoing some interpretive renewal and hope to have an additional exhibit open next week, with another to follow in Sept. We would certainly love for Bluenose to always be here at her home port but she is...More

Reviewed 30 July 2016

It seems we have a numnber of guests every year and every year, we take several hour and a quarter trips from our house to this museum. The museum never fails to impress our guests with its descriptions, models, dioramas, and touching pools for kids...More

Thank Melville P
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

We are pleased that you make such a long journey several times each year to visit us and bring guests with you! Thank you very much for posting your review!

Reviewed 29 July 2016

It was a very rainy day so we were trying to stay indoors and thus we did the Fisheries Museum. Not really impressed and pricey for what you were able to see. There was a young guy giving a lobster information demo. He told us...More

Thank dreamer_in_kw
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 7 August 2016

It is unfortunate that you felt the Museum was not worth the price of admission. This is certainly not what we typically hear from our guests. As for the Lobster talk, yes, we all have an awkward first time and this was made clear at...More

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Rodney J
Is the Museum wheel-chair accessible? Thanks.
5 August 2016|
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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
How much is valet parking for guests dining in the restaurant for the lunch buffet?
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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