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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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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!
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good33%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“three floors” (39 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
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+1 902-634-4794
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"fishing industry"
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"touch tank"
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"three floors"
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"lobster"
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"an aquarium"
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"fisheries museum"
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"first floor"
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"fishing boats"
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"cod fishing"
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"maritime history"
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"nova scotia"
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"sea creatures"
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"interesting exhibits"
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"all ages"
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"boat building"
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"nice gift shop"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very interesting museum! It is layed out in a way that is quite inviting and easy to take your time going through. We never felt rushed or crowded by other visitors.

Thank Brenda A
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We have been working hard to improve our thematic flow as well as our traffic flow routes. It is great to hear your kind words. Thank you for posting your review.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Went here with my husband and 4 year old.. he enjoyed the history of the place having been a trawlerman.. and my daughter loved seeing the fish.. very informative and well set out.

Thank Sarah C
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for your review. It is so nice to hear these kind words from a fisher family!

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting items not only on marine life but everything on the life of fishing. Lots of items that were from ships. Attached is the gift shop which some great souvenirs.

Thank baugh444
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for visiting and reviewing the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic!

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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are so many things to see and participate in at this museum. We had lectures on ship building, ship launching, life of a fisherman, and a great talk by a retired shucker named George. Outside the museum is a beautiful town, so allow time...More

Thank Westgalady
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

We are very pleased to hear that you took part in so many of the presentations we offer. Thank you for your kind words.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We were here when there was a tall ship in town, was a great sight to watch. Ticket price seems a little steep- $12 but the touch tank is pretty cool and a lot of the exhibits are interactive. You also get access to a...More

Thank Nicole H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We ducked into the museum when it started to rain and spent a couple of hours there. On the first floor there's a "touch tank" that you shouldn't miss. We picked up star fish and touched clams, etc. There's a lot to see here and...More

Thank Rosie M
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review about your visit to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. We are glad we turned your rainy day into an educational one!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely museum on waterfront of Lunenburg. So informative. I never knew I'd actually enjoy learning so much about fishing. There's a mini-aquarium inside and there are relics and facts about the history of fishing very specific to Lunenburg, how it impacted the community...More

Thank Keena A
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Well this review speaks volumes to us! For someone who admittedly has little interest in fishing, it sounds like you really enjoyed yourself. We are so pleased to hear your visit was both educational and enjoyable! Thank you so much for your fantastic review -...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The young woman who told us about the Bluenose was knowledgeable and passionate about the story. I wish I had remembered to get her name! We enjoyed the entire museum including the ability to board the Teresa Conner and Fishing Trawler.More

Thank Dorothy K
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Bluenose is a grand part of our history and there certainly is great passion for her. We are glad it emanates in the Bluenose presentation. Being able to step aboard the vessels and speak with retired fishermen gives wonderful insight as to what it was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a little time on our hands and decided to check out some of the local history. This place is fantastic, informative, interactive and awesome value for money. 2 floors of exhibits, aquarium including a stroke tank. 2 fishing boats to explore ( you...More

Thank Garry K
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Wow! What a wonderful review! We are so glad you enjoyed your visit here and felt is was money well spent. It sounds as though you took advantage of everything we had to offer. Thank you very much for your 5 star review!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is fabulous. So much to see -- and the opportunity to get aboard the old fishing ships was just amazing.

Thank jmg702
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Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

We are very lucky to have retired fishermen and captains on staff who are able to tell it like it was at sea. Thank you for your awesome 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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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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