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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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I thought there were really some quite excellent things here: spending a few moments talking to a... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
Rappongi27
Very informative

We spent several hours at the museum this afternoon. It was a happening place, lot of tour buses... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2016
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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
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Hours Today: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Reviewed 7 October 2016

I thought there were really some quite excellent things here: spending a few moments talking to a ship's captain was a real high point that certainly adds to visiting a fishing vessel; the docent (a young lady in what I estimate are her early 20's)...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

Thank you for your thoughts on the Fisheries Museum. We appreciate your good words regarding our staff. Though we would relish in having a major aquarium, ours is small scale, its purpose to show our guests the fish you might come across in this area....More

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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

We spent several hours at the museum this afternoon. It was a happening place, lot of tour buses but didn't feel over crowded. Could move at our leisure through each area. Don't miss checking out the 30 some fish facts that they have posted around...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2016

We are pleased to hear you spent several hours here. Our 40 Funky Fish Facts were to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The good news is 2017 is our 50th, and we have 10 more Funky Fish Facts to put up, so you will have to...More

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Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

This museum covers a wealth of information for the area. Includes a miniature ship builders group. Has live fish of the ocean to see.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2016

Thank you for your 5 star review!

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time to visit this time but I want to go back and get a better look at everything. The aquarium floor was very interesting with a variety of fish to look at. One of my favorite aspects of...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

We are glad you made the little time you had to come visit. Our First Fishers Exhibit is brand new, in fact, the official opening is tomorrow. With three floors and two vessels to visit plan on spending an afternoon next time! THank you very...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

This is a Very Interesting Museum and covers a large scope of History of the People and industry of the Region. Lovely People and Extremely Friendly.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 October 2016

Thank you so much for your awesome review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit!

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Reviewed 2 October 2016

love the exhibits in the museum, lots to take in for all ages. The admission included visits to 2 boats on the water. Love being able to board this vessels and see below deck. Amazing to see how the space is used for those living...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Our vessels do give a very good perspective of what the life of a fisherman was like. There is nothing like going aboard the real thing to understand what it was like to live and work in cramped quarters with a large crew for a...More

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Reviewed 1 October 2016

This was an amazing museum the history was fabulous, there is a lot to see and they give you a chance to see some come back later in the day and see some more. All day pass!More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

We are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit to the museum. The admission ticket IS good for the day so one can leave to take in a boat tour, a buggy ride or a walking tour of the town, then come back and finish...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Our kids liked this. It's a place you could spend a lot of time if you wanted, but you could also just spend a bit of time and probably not feel like you missed out on a lot. They have some old fishing boats with...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

The 2 Museum vessels are a favourite of all ages! And you are correct - if one wanted to read everything, see all the films and take in every talk/activity, one could spend a lot of time here. But hitting the highlights only takes a...More

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Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

This was a very interactive museum & on the top floor we heard about The Bluenose & the Blue Nose II !! The young guide was very informative & a stop well worth making.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

We are pleased that you found the Bluenose talk informative. Thank you for your 5 star review!

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Reviewed 29 September 2016

Plan to spend 2 hours. Three floors of displays, live fish and film. Your museum allows you onboard 2 boats outside on the wharf. Staff talks are informative.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2016

Thank you for your review. If one was interested in watching every film and taking part in every talk, 2 hours would not be near enough time, but 2 hours gives a good general tour of the Museum.

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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
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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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