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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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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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Good information on old fishing

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!).

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Seneca, South Carolina
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Seneca, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 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.

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Carleton Place, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 never a dull moment between reading and learning about the history, listening to the exhibits,... More 

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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 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. More 

Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

This museum tells the story of those who make a living fishing in the North Atlantic. Our guide came form a fishing family, with many members lost at sea. We should have allowed more time for this, but arrived an hour before closing. However, we paid a lower admission which allowed us the option of returning the next morning to... More 

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

The time to allow for a visit is often underestimated by visitors. We have erected a sign at the entrance to help advise of the size of the Museum so time can hopefully be adjusted accordingly. We are pleased you made it out to one of our museum vessels though as they are always a best bet for those with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

This was my first visit to the Fisheries Museum. This was part of a school excursion and we did the guided tour. I highly recommend the guided tour because it was very informative, and we definitely learned a lot from it, more than we most likely would have learned on our own. This is a great educational tour for any... More 

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

Thank you for your great recommendation of the Museum. The guided tours are certainly a nice overview of what is here if one has limited time to spend, but also a good foundation for a longer visit. Our 2 Museum vessels at the wharf are a fan favourite indeed. We are appreciative that you took the time to write such... More 

Westerly, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We spent an afternoon going thru the museum and found it very iterestng, The presentation of the artifacts is very well done, Is is not well marked and the cashier dd nt mention that the large sailing vessel is part of the museum which we missed boarding. It is worth a few hours and a few bucks.

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

We are glad you found the Museum interesting but sorry to hear that the inclusion of the 2 Museum vessels was not made clear to you at admissions. We will certainly review admission protocol with staff. Thank you for taking the time to write your review. More 

Washington DC
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

During our day in Lunenburg, my wife and I spent a couple of hours in this museum of the region’s fishing history. It is worth catching one of the regular informative talks offered by the museum guides. We learned about the history of the schooner Bluenose, which has given its name to just about everything in this town.

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

Taking part in one of the themed talks can really enhance a Museum visit. We are pleased that you found the Bluenose talk interesting. Yes, Lunenburg is proud of its famous schooner Bluenose and therefore it is indeed a common name for things in the area. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

I've visited the Fisheries Museum multiple times, but I've never gone with a guided tour. I highly recommend the guided tours because of their exceptional and very knowledgeable staff. She gave us an over-all idea on how this place became very historic and important. She also made us feel free and told us that we can explore on our own... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words. We are glad you discovered the benefit of a guided tour to give you a good foundation of the museum, even if you have visited in the past. More 

Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

The visit here was one of our best for museums. There are some interesting fish/lobster/sea creatures on exhibit in aquariums on the first fllor. You are greeted by a very friendly staff at the entrance and gift shop. The 2nd and 3rd floors not only show Lunenberg's maritime history, but also the way of life at home. Wonderful artifacts and... More 

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

We are glad you found the staff friendly and welcoming! It is certainly easy to spend several hours here if you want to take in the entire site. Thank you for your kind words! More 

Ellesmere Port, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

My wife and I visited the Fisheries Museum earlier this month whilst on a coach tour of New England and the Canadian Maritimes on our stop in Lunenberg. Unfortunately, the stop in Lunenberg and our visit to the museum was all too short. We took a short tour of the museum with one of the museum guides who was very... More 

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

We are glad you took the time in your short stay to come to the museum and take part in a highlight tour. perhaps one day you can return when you have more time to spend here. Thank you for posting your review. More 

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