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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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Reviewed 3 February 2019

This is a great place to learn about Lunenburg, the surrounding areas and all it has to offer. They have a lovely restaurant and small but informative aquarium about the marine life in our waters, plus you get to see and walk along the boardwalk...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Ann M
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2019

Thank you so much for your review of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. We certainly do get many different types of boats in our harbour and the benches on our wharves provide lovely spots to relax and check them out!

Reviewed 18 January 2019 via mobile

So I will be honest fishing is not my main interest in life. I do completely appreciate what the industry has done for Atlantic Canada. For this reason, if you have any interest in history and Canada this is a fantastic museum. There are lots...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank HappyWanderer3276
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2019

We are very happy to hear that you were unexpectedly pleased with your visit. It is nice to know that someone who is not necessarily a fan of fishing found things of interest in the Museum. I believe many people are surprised with our size,...More

Reviewed 15 December 2018

The museum is easy to find on the waterfront. Of course, it's geared to tourists and gives a nice glimpse into the history of the fishing industry.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mary M
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 19 December 2018

Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 9 December 2018

we went in the off season, was able to get great stories. there is very interesting displays here for all ages.. we really enjoyed the shows... there are people to tell stories in every section. we loved the section related to the blue nose. there...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank econospan
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Thank you for your great review! We are very glad you came on a day we were open during the off-season. Perhaps you can one day return during the summer season.

Reviewed 26 October 2018

Visited the museum while visiting lovely Lunenburg. We enjoy museums and this one provided a great deal of interest and entertainment.Indoor and outdoor exhibits which are very well done bring the nautical and fishing history of this lovely area to life.The docents exhibits and outdoor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank John G
Reviewed 26 October 2018

Take your time and enjoy the docents, exhibits, and tales about the Nova Scotia seacoasts and watermen. Saw a rare blue lobster and lots of details about local fishing industry.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 781edr
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

We went to get out of a cold and windy day and we’re pleasantly surprised. Museum is very well done - has 3 floors that covers history of fishing in the area, Bluenose information and fish species. There’s a really good collection of artifacts, hands...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank choco388
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

This is a great place to spend a chilly day for sure! We are glad you stopped by for a visit. Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 20 October 2018

The exhibits in the museum are terrific, providing a great explanation of the fisheries in the area, their influence on Lunenburg and Nova Scotia and beyond, and more. Alone, they would be more than worth the visit. And then there are the ships, a side...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Henry H
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

It is with pleasure that we hear your expectations of your visit to the Fisheries Museum were met and perhaps even exceeded! We are so very fortunate to have retired fishermen with us who share their first hand experiences of life at sea. This certainly...More

Reviewed 19 October 2018

The main purpose for us to go to Lunenburg was to see the iconic Blue Nose II, which was only in port for a few hours. Whilst waiting to view the boat, we explored the museum and docks learning lots of interesting facts about fish,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank victoriafoody
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

How wonderful to hear that you may return for another visit - we always like to hear that from our guests! Thank you for your great review!

Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Excellent, very detailed exhibits and I learned a lot about the fishing industry! Great value for the cost.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank katloves2ski
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2018

It is always good to hear that our guests feel they received good value for their money. Quite often folks do not realize how large a facility we are. Thank you for your 5 star review!

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Rodney J
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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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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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