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W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum

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Amazing collection and extremely interesting

Stop here. It is amazing. So so worth going to see, small but mighty and one of the most... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Herbert C
Broken Bow, Nebraska
A ***** Star Exhibition on a 2/3 scale Replicatio

The museum for its unique approach to exhibiting the past in realistic format Today is to be... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
St. John's, Canada
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Step across the threshold and back in time at the W. Laurence Sweeney Fisheries Museum. Explore the Sweeney marine heritage through unique exhibits: a simulation of a traditional fishing wharf, complete with fishing, processing and ship repair...more
112 Water St, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia B5A 1L5, Canada
+1 902-742-3457
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop here. It is amazing. So so worth going to see, small but mighty and one of the most fascinating museums I have ever set foot in.

Thank Herbert C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum for its unique approach to exhibiting the past in realistic format Today is to be applauded for This Excellent result. Coming from a fishing community and large fishing area in Newfoundland I was thrilled to have visited this stunning museum. I have to...More

1  Thank Jnanayog
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The kids loved it, we spent a good 2 hours here! The kids loved they were able to touch things unlike most museums. Very family friendly and the staff wonderful and helpful.

Thank HhFleck
Reviewed 13 September 2017

Adults would appreciate this museum honoring the seafaring past of Mr. Sweeney. Exhibits are hands-on and appear "just like they left them". The craftsmanship in the detail of the 2/3 scale replica of a period Coastal Freighter was incredible and children (and adults) can climb...More

Thank 50StateVisitor
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Very intresting , allowed to touch somethings the ship built in the building. we were allowed on and keep the kids intrested as they can climb up to the upper deck

Thank mr peter m
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed this museum. Guide was so helpful. We were the only visitors at the time and he was a wealth of information. If you want a true taste of Yarmouth history then this is a must place to visit.

1  Thank Kathy B
Reviewed 26 May 2017

This museum was a gem of a find. Staff were very knowledgeable. Great insight into an important man for the area. All artifacts could be touched and enjoyed. Can not say enough about the amazing staff that works here.

1  Thank daneginni
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

No question.....the best thing about this museum it's that you can touch and feel the artifacts. Tour the boat, flip through the books and paper articles, photos etc. 35 teens and they all enjoyed it very much.

Thank GlenMClark
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great little place. This little museum was a highlight of our stay in Yarmouth. It is an original Fish Plant, reduced to a scale of 1/3 original size. There is no such thing as "Don't Touch" here - as you can - within reason -...More

Thank dragonfiles
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Plan to spend a lot of time here. The displays are excellent and well maintained. The fact that the museum is in one of the original buildings adds to the atmosphere.

Thank S3556CGpeterl
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