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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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Great place to visit

If you are looking for a historical museum that has a bit of everything, this is the place for you... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Geoffrey M
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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
A great old photo

Ralph Getson has a great picture of a previous time involving one of our structures. Pretty... read more

Reviewed 25 May 2017
Scott S
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 25 May 2017

If you are looking for a historical museum that has a bit of everything, this is the place for you. The main floor is an aquarium and Tidal touch area where you can learn about the species of fish and marine life that is found...More

Thank Geoffrey M
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2017

Wow! You summed us up very well! We appreciate your taking the time to submit your awesome review.

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Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

Ralph Getson has a great picture of a previous time involving one of our structures. Pretty cool. Makes the past more appealing and approachable!

Thank Scott S
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Reviewed 24 May 2017 via mobile

We loved Lunenburg - we loved its history and we loved how the people who live there today are managing it. It was therefore a no-brainer to go to their museum, and it didn't disappoint. There were three floors of exhibits telling the story of...More

Thank Heather S
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Well it sounds like you hit every corner of our Museum! We are indeed proud to tell the story/history of Lunenburg. You were lucky to come on Saturday when our wonderful volunteers are upstairs in Community Life demonstrating knitting, weaving, hooking and spinning. Our volunteers...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2017

The museum is really worth a visit if you spend a day in Lunenburg as it gives a very good view of the life in the town and out at sea duirng the times of cod fishing as well as more recent lobsterfishing, not to...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you for posting your review. We are glad you found several different topics of interest during your visit.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

My family from Saskatchewan came to Nova Scotia in August, this was a wonderful way to show them Nova Scotia they enjoyed all the historical information the museum was beautiful and very clean,we stopped at the small shop and bought a few suvinours ,just outside...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to Lunenburg and the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. We are especially glad to know that you are bringing your grand daughter this summer; we always like to have returning guests! 2017 will be an...More

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Reviewed 11 April 2017

This is so much fun with young and old, as we did with friends and their children. It was so interesting that they had to take them again next day.

Thank lobby53
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

That is awesome to hear! We love returning guests!! Thanks for the great review.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

No matter what age you are you can appreciate the history and information displayed in the museum. Our 7 year old daugher loved climbing aboard an old fishing boat and learning about where the fishermen slept and ate and where they kept the fish in...More

Thank Michel M
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

What a wonderful review. Thank you very much. We are so pleased to hear you have a new appreciation for both the men and the women of fisher families.

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Reviewed 26 January 2017

We all enjoyed touring the ships (moored outside) as well as the indoor exhibits. Learned a lot about cod fishing from small dories (VERY dangerous!).

Thank KateSC353
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

It is hard to imagine the difficult work and risk/dangers involved in dory fishing. The expression 'wooden ships and iron men' says it all! Thank you for posting your review.

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Reviewed 9 January 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum, including going on the ships tied up on the docks. We also attended a play put on in the evening.More

Thank Dianne L
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2017

It is great to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The museum vessels are definitely a fan favourite! And the Glimpses production in the theatre in the evening is also a very popular play enjoyed by many. Thank you for taking the time to post...More

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Reviewed 30 December 2016

If you really want to learn a lot about the rich history of fishing in Nova Scotia, be prepared to spend at least a couple of hours here. They have a lot of interactive activities which is great for kids (and adults alike!) so there's...More

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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2017

We are very pleased that you had an enjoyable and educational visit to the museum. Interactive makes learning fun, and we can never have too much of that! Thank you for your review.

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Rodney J
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
24 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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