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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!
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  • Average7%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0, Canada
+1 902-634-4794
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Reviewed yesterday

One of the highlights of our time in Lunenburg was visiting this museum. So much to do we could have spent the entire day here; however, there are so many other things to see/do in Lunenburg we just couldn't do that. Great exhibits on every...More

Thank pdadirector
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had an excellent time seeing and hearing the fishing history of the area, especially about the Blue Nose and exploring to two floating fishing ships. We worth the stop.

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Good for kids mainly, lots of things to touch and for children to the explore. Adults not so much. We walked through but found it was more for 12 year olds.

Thank Gianila
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a museum that show the live fish on the bottom floor with a touch pool for small children .The second floor is the history of fishing in the area and the ships of Lunenburg . The third floor is rug making and the...More

Thank Richard L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After being forced to leave the Rum Runner Inn due to the rowdy , classless bacholerette party that was there, we came here (we have eaten here before and it was great then to). The atmosphere was great, the food was amazing. I highly recommend...More

Thank Gordon R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A grey rainy day took us to this museum. To our surprise they have an aquarium with folks to tell you about the fish...but they also have much fishing history and old commercial fishing gear and much more. We spent a couple of hours..then had...More

Thank ghstudio
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is a fun and compact dive through Nova Scotia’s rich fishing heritage and culture. Because the Fisheries Museum offers the curious a wide swath of maritime and local history, it is a “must stop” when visiting the lovely town...More

Thank PookyCake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we'd take a quick look around and ended up staying for 2 hours. Lots to see depicting the fishing industry over many years. Live fish of varying species are there in aquariums to view and they even had a touch tank where you could...More

Thank pemmink
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun facts for kids and adults. Touch tank and fishing boat on site. Also contains interesting art work

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

We are very glad you enjoyed the Funky Fish Facts! Thank you for posting your review.

Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum is neat, and situated right next to the ships and wharf of the city. While it is a nice visit, I wouldn't recommend going out of your way to reach it unless you already have an interest in the city, the marine's history...More

Thank Julie-Anne P
Laura S, Guest Relations Manager at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad to hear you enjoyed our staff. They are certainly the link between our guests and our exhibits. Thank you for posting your review.

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Rodney J
Is the Museum wheel-chair accessible? Thanks.
5 August 2016|
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Response from GrillyGirl | Reviewed this property |
I'm sure you've already gone, but yes it was definitely wheelchair accessible.
Joyce W
How much is valet parking for guests dining in the restaurant for the lunch buffet?
25 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.