The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is a maritime museum located in downtown Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
The museum is a member institution of the Nova Scotia Museum and is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada with a collection of over 30,000 artifacts including 70 small craft and a steamship: the CSS Acadia, a 180-foot steam-powered hydrographic survey ship launched in 1913.
|Monday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Tuesday||9:30 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Thursday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Friday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Saturday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
|Sunday||9:30 AM – 5:30 PM|
Carolina Rossel | Feb 10, 2018
They've done a great job! The Halifax explosion exhibit was incredible..I learned so much I was very very impressed. My kids both 16 enjoy the ships and the Titanic exhibition on the second floor. It was worth it! I went there all the way from Chile in South America!
Lorna Moore | Feb 26, 2018
Lunnenburg is a wonderful maritime town. It is worth the visit and the Maritime Museum gives you the history of fishing in the area. Really interesting. Not a life I know much about except in movies so very enlightening.
Connor Brunson | Jan 28, 2018
This was a really cool place to go to since I don't live in a maritime region. They have a huge array of artifacts and model ships which are as intricate as they are large. It was also cool to learn about the Halifax explosion, since I don't live in the city.
Brendarenda Berry | Feb 2, 2018
Hidden treasure. This museum has something for everyone with an interest in seafaring life and Halifax's connection to the sea. I always find both the Titanic, and Halifax explosion exhibits haunting. Incredible lighthouse lamp on display.
Dillon Robinson | Feb 9, 2018
17 years ago my grade 6 class had a sleep-over here. We had the whole museum to ourselves and the staff was great. Happy to see this place is maintained and still running!
Wendy M | Mar 14, 2018
This is one of my favourite places in Halifax - I've been coming here off and on since around 1987. It's full of natural light, it's completely accessible, the washrooms are modern and clean and the staff are friendly and really approachable. I've taken kids and adults of all ages and mobility levels to this fantastic facility; I've gone on tours and I've walked through it on my own but today I experienced it in a completely different way. Today I went with my kiddo to the March Break interactive program where we stitched canvas, spliced ropes and did some old fashioned wood work. It is an old fashioned, old school, low tech place to unplug and learn.
Adam Palmer | Mar 20, 2018
This used to be one of the best places to go for info on the Titanic. For some reason over the years they decided it would be best to get rid of most of the exhibit. Now its a good place to bring your kids to learn how old communication work. And to learn about how our port has developed over the years. There are models of ships.
Marla Nayer | May 2, 2018
Currently there is an excellent special exhibit on the Halifax Explosion. I had known there was an explosion but I had no idea what caused it or what ensued. This was a great education and I really enjoyed the exhibits. No spoiler alert, you'll have to go yourself to find out what caused the explosion
mieke wilkinson | Apr 19, 2018
Great Titanic display and very cool to see the historical Canadian Halifax explosion. Good guides he was super chill and had a great beard. Also they have a chill parrot named Marlin and he will talk to u a bunch. Would recommend going
Brianne Coffey | Apr 18, 2018
What a wonderful experience! Highly recommend stopping here for anyone in Halifax. The exhibits are interesting and well done. Staff is very friendly and helpful.
Franco Alarcón | May 19, 2018
First time I go there and I know I will get back soon. I am so in love with the Titanic exposition. You'll probably take more than two hours walking around the place. You can also get the chance to meet an retired captain to explain to you how navigation was back then.
Keith Knuuti | Jun 1, 2018
Very informative displays and excellent models. I wanted to love the exhibit on the huge explosion in Halifax Harbor, but it was hard to follow the narrative. On the other hand, the exhibit about the Titanic was smaller but better organized (and heartbreaking), and the explanations for Sable Island were terrific. My daughter loved the speaking tube!
Wilma Haas | May 28, 2018
Loved this museum. Very informative. Great displays and very friendly and helpful staff (volunteers?). Being able to tour the two ships was great fun and a real bonus.
Robb Collins | Jul 12, 2018
Great museum that chronicles the history of fishing in the Atlantic provinces from the arrival of indigenous peoples to modern times. There is a tidal zone touch tank full of creatures for kids to explore. Loads of artifacts from the bluenose, fishing villages and even a retired Grand Banks schooner floating on the dock (so cool)! The staff were friendly and welcoming and ready to answer any questions. There is also a great seafood restaurant on site.
Leonard E | Jul 16, 2018
The 7-day Tour East Bus trip that I’m traveling on stopped here; we have 50 tourists in our group. The $222.50 attractions package includes access to the Whale Watching Boat Tour, Thousand Island Boat Tour, Hopewell Rocks, Maritime Museum, etc., of which this attraction is one of the experiences. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the current stop. Lots of history to read as you walk through this venue. Steeped in facts, assumptions, witness accounts and artifacts from centuries back, it’s a worthwhile experience. Historical Canada 🇨🇦
Franco Alarcón | Jul 12, 2018
First time I go there and I know I will get back soon. I am so in love with the Titanic exposition. You'll probably take more than two hours walking around the place. You can also get the chance to meet a retired captain to explain to you how navigation was back then.
Jimmy yediaz | Jul 6, 2018
Awesome. The Titanic history explained. The Halifax explosion explained. Dozens of large intricate and detailed model historical ships on display from sail to today. Each one having a detailed history. Plus may more maritime displays. Easy to spend a day here.
Paul Onderwater | Jul 6, 2018
Highly recommend taking the time to walk about the museum. Well worth the price of admission, and they have a very nice gift shop too! When we went, there was a tour of the Acadia included. She is the ship docked adjacent to the museum and was worth seeing. Some great artifacts and displays in the museum, and when we went in October, a great display on the Titanic.
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