Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21
- Address: 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada
- Phone: +1-9024257770
- Ticket Price: Free
- Tags: Museum, Outdoors, Observatory, Educational Site, Family And Kids
Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 - Review
Often compared to Ellis Island in the United States, the Canadian Museum of Immigration showcases the important role of immigration to the country in the mid-20th century. The massive collection that tells the tale of over 1.5 million immigrants that passed through its doors includes stories, oral interviews, books, films, images and immigration documents. There are several permanent and rotating exhibits that expand upon the history of the people who crossed the sea make Canada their home. The collection of stories is an ongoing process and future exhibits are developed based on them. There is also a Cafe and Museum Gift Shop onsite.
* The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is closed between October 25, 2014 to May 2015 for significant renovations and expansion.
Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 Information
- All floors of the museum are wheelchair accessible. The elevator floor numbers are shown in Braille.
- A wheelchair is available upon request, free of charge. It is available on-site on a first-come, first-serve basis.
- Diaper-changing facilities are located on the museum level.
- Guide dogs are welcome.
How To reach Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21 by Public Transport
- Hollis St After Barrington St Bus No. 35
Restaurants Near Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21
- Tomavino's Ristorante
- Elements on Hollis
- The Java Factory
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Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21, Halifax Reviews
My wife and I came to the museum in order to find out the history of some of her relatives which came over to Canada from Europe. We sat down with a very pleasant lady who proceeded to ask us vital questions regarding her heritage such as when they came over to Canada and maybe even what ship they would have taken. The process was absolutely seamless and very interesting! We got to take home print outside of documents used to record the information that our family members were on ships headed to Canada! We both had a very cool experience understanding the past and exploring the future of immigration in the museum portion of Pier 21. Loved it.
Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 is one of the very best museums I have ever visited. Guided tours are brief and informative and take about half an hour. There are two extra exhibitions you can visit on your own. You should definitely watch the documentary about immigration that takes a little more than twenty minutes. I visited everything and it took me about two and a half hours, so bring some time if you want to enjoy your visit.
Our tour guide was amazing (Ann Marie maybe?) the additional stories she shared with our group made this already incredible experience all the more memorable. The refugee exhibit was not part of the tour but I highly recommend everyone view this as well.
Very interesting place to visit. It is informative and has a lot of stories to tell, especially, those who immigrated from Europe after the WW2 . It has the timeline of immigration of Canada since 1600 and to-date, it discuss the odd and different views that you may find in any society. The place lacks the availability of "stuff to show" but it's has so much of information and history as a documentary tour within the old port who received those who arrived to Canada and rest of North America. Toilets were not clean!
Nothing like it. They have an exhibition on refugees and show you the life in their eyes and it opened me up to a whole new way of looking!!! You definitely need to go. And it was under $10 a person which is even better!!!