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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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Address: 68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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+1 902-634-4794
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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We are now closed for the season and will reopen in May of 2017.

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Lunenburg and Mahone Bay Day Trip from Halifax
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One-of-a-kind museum; very interesting

This is a unique museum, as it covers an area of Canadian history that is probably not very well-known to most people. It includes many types of artifacts and depictions regarding... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 October 2016
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Victoria, Texas
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Victoria, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

This is a unique museum, as it covers an area of Canadian history that is probably not very well-known to most people. It includes many types of artifacts and depictions regarding Canadian commercial fishing, the life of the workers in that industry, and the lives of their families. It also inlcudes actual boats which one can board and tour. Fascinating... More 

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Thank Mary G
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Our Museum vessels are a wonderful way to learn about the fishing industry and history and our staff help to bring this history alive. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Bridgewater, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

I have had multiple, good experiences with the Fisheries Museum, but recently I was given the chance through school to participate in a guided tour here. I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity and found it very helpful. Being from the area I thought I had a pretty good understanding of the history and the information provided at the museum, but the... More 

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Thank miatbode
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Wow! What a wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed your guided tour. Our staff are great at tailoring tours for their audiences. It is a great way to see the highlights if one doesn't have enough time to visit the entire site, but clearly it is also an informative addition for someone who has visited on previous... More 

West Bay, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The world famous Indian Summer is in full beauty, but visitors are driven away by closing the museum already in mid October. Especially on a rainy fall day this would have been a great experience. The tourism industry should really start thinking of changing this!!! Very disappointed!

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Thank Annett K
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and will be reviewing our operational season. We certainly do not like to disappoint visitors. More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

We enjoyed the exhibits of small boats and how they were built and used. Nothing was interactive, so it might not appeal to kids, but for adults who like history, it's good. The aquarium part was disappointing. Not much to see there, except a blue lobster, which was cool. There are ships you can tour. Unfortunately, we didn't have enough... More 

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Thank Kathy49NJ
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

It is very true that your length of visit depends upon your interest level. To take part in all of our activities, talks and films, as well as viewing the exhibits, one would have to allow a whole day! We have had guests return a second day. But many can do a general visit in a couple of hours. Thank... More 

Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

This was a great museum! I learned so much about the history of the area. It was staffed by incredibly helpful locals who spoke to things from firsthand experience. I learned so much about lobsters, the fishing trade, and ships.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are very pleased that you found your visit here informative and educational. Thank you for posting your review! More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This place is very educational and loads of fun. I learned a lot about the history of the sea around Nova Scotia I'm sure our grandchildren would have loved it. Be sure to go outside and visit the 2 ships included.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

You will have to return one day WITH your grandchildren! Thank you so much for your lovely review. More 

San Jose, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

They have a knowledgeable and friendly staff. Many interesting displays especially dealing with fishing. They also have live fish and lobster on display. Also they have a contemporary fishing trawler on display. You can go aboard her. Also there is a sailing vessel you go aboard. They also have a lot of ship models. The Blue Nose II is moored... More 

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Thank larry155
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

What an awesome review! We are so glad you enjoyed so much of what we have to offer here. Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review! More 

Lorette, Manitoba Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Very friendly staff. All the presentations are great. Great Museum. Give yourself lots of time to visit everything. I enjoyed the lobster session the best. Very informative. Didn't know much about lobsters but feel I know much more now. Highly recommend this museum a must see.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are so pleased you had a great experience here at the museum. Our staff love to share their knowledge about lobsters with everyone! Thank you so much for taking the time to write your awesome review! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

An excellent museum right in central Lunenburg. It has several floors (but has an elevator) with lots of interesting displays. It also has an aquarium and a touch pond. You will learn about the history of the area and how fishing was done back in the day. Well worth a visit.

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are pleased you learned a lot about the history of our area. Thank you for taking the time to share this on Trip Advisor! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I don't think I can even put in to words how amazing the Shark Bite Ice cream is. I wish I'd just sat there all day and eaten my way through the whole tub. Museum also very good, aquarium part lacking a little bit - felt the tanks were very empty and not stimulating? Lovely chance to explore lunenburg from... More 

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review of the Fisheries Museum and the Shark Bite Ice Cream! More 

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