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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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Interesting presentation of local history

I learned quite a bit from the displays but the interpreters on the boats were the best. If you don't know much about the fishing industry this is a great way to learn. They take... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 July 2016
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Medicine Hat, Canada
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

The Museum gave us a good insight into fishing industry of the area, I was particularly interested to learn about the Banks that are fished. Lots of fish quzzies on the way round, we found it very imformative.

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

Thank you for posting your review. We are glad you enjoyed learning about the fishing banks. Following the Funky Fish Facts is a good way to ensure you get to each exhibit in the museum and learn along the way. More 

Medicine Hat, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

I learned quite a bit from the displays but the interpreters on the boats were the best. If you don't know much about the fishing industry this is a great way to learn. They take you through the development of the industry to the boom years, explain the reasons behind the decline and what the current state of fishing in... More 

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

There is no better way to learn then to hear it from those who have experienced it themselves. Those who have lived life at sea under challenging conditions far away from family for long periods of time. They can give you great insight into the fishing industry for sure! We are pleased you enjoyed your visit. Thank you for posting... More 

TORONTO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2016

Poor presentation of fish tanks, in comparison to similar at Vancouver aquarium and Montreal Biodome...not much to see at all, boring

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Thank Amek63
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

It is most unfortunate that you did not enjoy the Museum. We have much more than the aquarium to see. Our museum consists of 3 floors of exhibits, a theatre and 2 vessels at dockside that one can walk through and chat with retired fishermen who spent many years at sea. We also have daily talks and activities for all... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

This museum is a great place to visit for history and knowledge of fishing. They have hands on demonstrators running at different times. Great place for hands on, and even a small informative theatre. Museum is 3 stories high with a restaurant on part of the second floor.

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

We are pleased that you enjoyed your visit with us and hope you learned great things about fishing and its challenges. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

While visiting the museum, there was an old fisherman, who had been fishing scallops for the last 40 years and he was giving a demonstration. It was quite enlightening to hear of his experiences. The museum itself was very interesting.

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Thank PoohGirl67
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your experience here at the Fisheries Museum. There is nothing like hearing the stories from the ol' salts who actually lived the adventures! Thank you for posting your review. More 

Kentucky
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Nice three-story museum featuring local fisheries, espec cod, which is no longer fished since the moratorium of 1992. One volunteer gave us an interesting talk about the Bluenose Schooner. Lunenburg is a beautiful village with splendid architecture.

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

Our three story building is unique in that it once housed the local fish processing plant. We are pleased that you enjoyed the Bluenose Saga. We have a very colourful town with gorgeous architecture indeed. The local residents take great pride in their homes and gardens. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

I found this museum to be delightful. It only takes an hour or two depending on your level of interest. There are special interactive displays for children. The photos alone are worth the effort and price of admission. A must if you're in Lunenburg.

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Thank seetheworld2525
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Thank you for posting your review. Yes, depending upon interest level, we have had guests return for a second day to ensure they see everything. We are very glad that you enjoyed your visit. More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

Quite the place for history of lunenburg. So much to see and read and learn. Kids would love to see all kinds of fish stuff.

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

Thank you for posting your 5 star review. Our goal is to make learning fun for children of ALL ages! More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

If you're spending the day in Lunenburg, this is an enjoyable place to go. The museum covers three floors and has many large exhibits. Some of them are humorous like the one on how Nova Scotians turned a blind-eye to American rum-runners during prohibition. Admission covers all three floors and two boats docked outside.

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Thank LaraS322
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this review

Many folks do not realize just how big our Museum is. Rum Running is always a hot topic. Thank you for posting your review. More 

Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Very interesting. Great for adults and kids. Layout inside is great, tells you good stories about Lunenburg and the east coast. There's an aquarium inside. Amazing lobster display. Recommend!

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

We are glad you found something to please a variety of ages. Thank you for recommending us and reviewing our Museum. More 

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