Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21, Halifax

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Canadian Museum Of Immigration At Pier 21, Halifax - Address, Phone Number

Address: 1055 Marginal Road, Halifax, NS B3H 4P7, Canada

Phone: +1-9024257770

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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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  • Great exhibit! My grandmother came through here when she immigrated to Canada from Europe in 1950. Very cool to visit her port of arrival. The museum really was incredibly informative and they even had a special library to help visitors find their family. Such a great time. I can't wait to visit again. Really nice to see history preserved. All should visit.

  • As an immigrant myself this place was a must in my visit to Halifax. The last port of entrance by the sea that was conserved practically as when it was used by millions to start a new life in this great country. Great exhibitions, interaction with guides is organic and very informative. Prepare yourself for many emotions. AMAZING PLACE.

  • This place are very attractive. It has a dock area for cruise ship. Also, it is a place to buy survenir. The reason I gave 4 star because for disability ramp need improvement.

  • We come here every year to Celebrate Canada Day. Take the guided tour. The guides, the personal stories of people who came through this building when it was operational as an immigration centre - that is something you will not easily forget. It will surprise and move you. If you had family who entered Canada - it will connect you in a way you didn't know you were missing. amenities: the doors can be a little awkward at times, but it is fully accessible. The bathrooms have always been very clean and the staff have always been the most wonderful story tellers.

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  • I went here in a whim, having had everything closed when I was gallivanting in the area. I took the guided tour and I was wowed by the rich history and this place's contribution to Canada's immigration and Canada's being (if I'm honest). I got chills experiencing a taste of what it was like for immigrants to come into a foreign country for the first time, with very little food, exhausted from the voyage and not knowing where to go and what the future holds. It was truly a great experience.

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