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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Halifax
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Address: 1675 Lower Water St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3, Canada
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+1 902-424-7890
Today
09:30 - 17:30
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Tue 09:30 - 20:00
Wed - Mon 09:30 - 17:30
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Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast...

Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments.

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The Maritime Museum offers a good overview with exhibitions on the major historic events to the more obscure. The two major exhibition are the Halifax Explosion and Titanic, both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Hobart, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Maritime Museum offers a good overview with exhibitions on the major historic events to the more obscure. The two major exhibition are the Halifax Explosion and Titanic, both these are excellent with documentaries on both. Excellent exhibit on Cunard and at the time of my visit one on Sir John Franklin and the discovery the first of his lost... More 

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North Lanarkshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are fascinated, as are many others, by the RMS Titanic story and Halifax's part in that story is sad as the bodies taken from the ocean were brought to Halifax on board the cable-laying ships stationed there. This maritime museum has an excellent feature on the Titanic and the town's role in the tragedy, but it reveals far more... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Small museum. Highlights are artifacts from the Titanic and history of the great Halifax harbour fire. Prior to my visit to Halifax I was not aware of the recovery missions done by crews from Nova Scotia after the ship's sinking. Nominal fee for entry. No tour guides when I was there but it was during the work week. Worth the... More 

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Yarmouth, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is where you can see one of the best 'Titanic' visits anywhere. I mistakenly said this particular exhibit was at AGNS. My apologies to both places. This is a wonderful museum!!!

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you like anything to do with shipping from the days of sail to steamer ships and more this is a definite place to visit. Great educational experience! One key exhibit is the Titanic display which has many artifacts, photos and details about this event. Many of the bodies arrived in Halifax for burial so Nova Scotia was very attached... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

So glad we visited! The highlight is the Titanic section. They educate you about the ship, the captain, and the shipping line. This really helps to understand what happened. Another fascinating story is the Halifax Harbour explosion. They do an excellent job of detailing what happened and how is shaped Halifax. The remainder of the museum has numerous small craft,... More 

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Dartmouth, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

I'm not a huge fan of the Titanic. But if you are, you must see the pieces and photos. It is quite haunting, and well worth the very affordable price.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

My wife and I have visited this museum every time we have visited Halifax. It never disappoints. The exhibits on the Titanic and the Halifax Explosion are the most visited and extremely interesting. The rest of the exhibits merit time as well. This is also a great spot for a business reception. I have attended two here. There is a... More 

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Caribou, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

This is an expansive museum with a little something for everyone. Our favorite exhibit was the Titanic and the shipwreck discovery stuff. There was also a huge collection of small replica ships. We only had about 90 mins which turned into about 45 as there was a private party going on in the main space and we were rushed out... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This museum offers up an insite into the marine heritage of Halifax from its storefronts to its involvement with the Titanic disaster. Lots of child friendly activities and artifacts from the oceanic past.

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