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“Newly renovated and worth a visit ”

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum
Ranked #13 of 60 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 5 August 2014 via mobile

In the wake of Hurricane Katrina the old museum was nothing but rubble. A new museum has now opened in the same location. Entrance fee is about $5 to $10 per person but I think it's worth the price of admission.

The attractive new building is 3 stories tall but is ADA compliant with an elevator taking you to all floors.

Among other things, the first floor contains a gift shop, accessible restrooms, and some lighthouse artifacts. Second floor contains a few antique wooden boats and some meeting space. Third floor contains displays about the local seafood industry. Those are the highlights. There is more to see as you wander around the museum.

Suitable for school field trips if arranged in advance.

Nearby is an outdoor covered Pavilion and a free public play area for kids including a splash pad. It is not a part of the museum but it is just a short walk from the museum front door.

At the time of this writing, the finishing touches are not complete on the museum landscaping but the building itself is open.

I am sure the museum's collections and displays will evolve and grow with time as the museum has just reopened.

Definitely worth a visit and it's a welcome and inexpensive break from the south Mississippi summer heat.

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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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