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“The New Museum is Spectacular”

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
Ranked #7 of 59 things to do in Biloxi
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The Museum exhibits hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts and an unrivaled collection of vintage photos, which tells the story from the time of the first Indian settlement through generations of immigrants whose journey contributed to the melting-pot culture of the Gulf Coast. The Grand Hall features the "Nydia" a 30' gaff rigged cabin sloop built in Biloxi in 1898 at the Johnson Shipyard. Featured exhibits include shrimping, oystering, recreational fishing, wetlands, marine blacksmithing, net-making, boat building, hurricanes, featuring Camille and Katrina, all the while telling the tale of over 300 years of history, culture and heritage. The Museum is available for special events, meetings, weddings, etc.
Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

The new Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is simply spectacular. It just reopened in a new building at the redeveloped Point Cadet by the Golden Nugget right off the bridge to Ocean Springs. The collection of boats and other artifacts are great. It is an absolute must see on the Gulf Coast. There is also a splash pad for the kids immediately adjacent to it.

4  Thank C B
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

It was closed for renovations but we will be back next year to see it. I will re-rate it appropriately.

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Reviewed 23 July 2014

It's closed right now for renovations. Nice location when it's up and running. The review requires me to say more -- so, it's behind the Palace Casino.

Thank jeanie c
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Robin5488, Manager at Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2015

Hurricane Katrina destroyed our Museum at 115 First Street, Biloxi. What you saw in July 2014 was our new museum being completed - we opened August 1, 2014. Please come back and enjoy our history and heritage as displayed in our new Museum.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

I visited here and was impressed. I learned alot in this place. It is one of those places where you leave with more than you walked in with. An appreciation of not just the time and energy it took to get things done in the old days but an appreciation of how far we have come.

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Reviewed 10 May 2014

this place is Not maritime nor seafood museum but odd retail store in mall. --- It is an interesting visit---- the place is full of local artist work that is very good at reasonable prices. Also, nice short movie of the area.

worth a visit if you are in the area

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