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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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Lunenburg Fisherman's Museum

My daughter and I visited, it was excellent, loved the talk on the lobster, learned so much about them, Lorna gave the talk (very informative and fun) and Clawdia, the lobster was... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2016
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

My daughter and I visited, it was excellent, loved the talk on the lobster, learned so much about them, Lorna gave the talk (very informative and fun) and Clawdia, the lobster was a very cooperative star. Loved seeing the very rare blue American Lobster The staff are friendly and he touch tank was amazing , so cool to see the... More 

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

Wow! We are glad you enjoyed your visit! How wonderful to give a shout out to Lorna - we will be sure she hears about it! Thank you for taking the time to post such an awesome review! More 

Clifton, New Jersey
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13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Lunenburg should not be a UNESCO World Heritage. There are many other more beautiful towns and places.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Spent two hours at the museum, but could have easily spent another hour there. Plenty to see - so much so that we nearly forgot to take the elevator up to see the other floors. Climbing onto the boats outside were definitely the highlight of the museum.

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

We are so glad you made it all the way up to the 3rd floor! Visitors do enjoy being able to go aboard the Museum vessels. THank you for posting your review. More 

Nova Scotia
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Reviewed 6 August 2016

The museum was very interesting. There was lots of historical aspects for the adults in our family group, but there was also lots to keep the kids busy. The have a touch pool so the kids can handle the marine life, they have an aquarium with many interesting creatures and they also have information sessions about the growth of lobsters.

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

We are pleased you found the Museum interesting for multiple ages. The Lobster Lore is a favourite of visitors. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Lunenburg, Canada
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3 reviews
Reviewed 5 August 2016

Good little sidebar. Got to look at some live creatures and learn about local history. A little sparse in the live creature section but definitely worth going to

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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. More 

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Reviewed 5 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 well done as well. We also watched the model ship launch which was informative and... More 

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

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 favourite! THank you for posting your review. More 

Owen Sound, Canada
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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.

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Thank MDCF55
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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 100-seat theatre. On the second floor, had a great chat with the gentleman who was... More 

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Thank woolb2017
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

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. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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".

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

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

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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

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. More 

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