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“Made the mistake of not getting a guided tour”

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Ranked #6 of 143 things to do in Halifax
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Immerse yourself in the rich marine history depicted by this museum's vast collection from binnacles and buoys to anchors and armaments.
Reviewed 29 April 2014

Its a cool museum with lots of history. I learned a lot about the Halifax Explosion and was really motivated to check out some of the real sites for myself, but it wouldve been better to have a guided tour if there were any offered. It was cool to check out all the boats and things like that but it was also kind of.... meh?

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Reviewed 29 April 2014

We collect and interpret various elements of Nova Scotia’s marine history – from small craft boatbuilding to World War convoys; the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam; the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion. Step aboard the CSS Acadia, Canada’s longest-serving hydrographic vessel, who’s 100 years old and lives on the museum’s wharf.

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Reviewed 24 April 2014

It's only $5 to get in during the off-season, which is worth it if you're into boats (my partner) or parrots (me, to my surprise). Merlin the parrot was highly entertaining, and I would have paid the $5 just to watch him bob around for 30 minutes or so. Thankfully, he has a live feed on their website, which is free.

Some of the exhibits are dated and in need of a freshening up, but there's plenty to see and read about. The staff were extremely friendly and helpful, and we would go again. ("Not just for the parrot," says my partner.)

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Reviewed 17 April 2014

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is also a must see in Halifax. Lots to see in the museum and lots to learn about Halifax maritime history. If you have an interest in the Titanic, you will appreciate the Titanic info and artifacts in the museum. One of the original Titanic deck chairs is here in the museum. Allow yourself enough time to appreciate all the displays in the museum.

Thank 285Sandy
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Reviewed 15 April 2014

First, the setting is appropriate -- on the waterfront. Near the harbour that was the destination for so many vessels. Secondly, it's a stroll through East Coast maritime history, with a strong emphasis on the Titanic. The exhibits are worthy of examination, and the staff are knowledge-able. If you're from inland Canada, what better way to learn the importance of ports, ships, trade, sailors and their lives. And when you're done, on a sunny day, you can go and sit on the dock to soak in the salt sea air, watch the harbour activity, and dream of simpler times.

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