The museum showcases Halifax’s rich maritime heritage. It is located on the historic waterfront and is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada. The collection of the museum is very extensive and truly explores every aspect of maritime history through the numerous artifacts, photographs and vessels. Popular exhibits include the Days of Sail, the Age of Steam, Small Craft, the Canadian Navy, the Halifax Explosion, and Shipwrecks. There is also a permanent exhibit that gives a detailed account of the sinking of the RMS Titanic with a focus on Nova Scotia’s role in recovering the bodies of the victims, many of whom are buried in cemeteries across the city. There is also a gift shop called the Marine Heritage Store.
Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic Travel Tips
- The Museum is wheelchair accessible, equipped with a passenger elevator and wheelchair accessible stalls in the public washrooms.
- Wheelchairs are also available to visitors at the Museum’s front desk upon request (limited availability).
Entrance Ticket Details For Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic
- May 1 - Oct 31: $9.25 CAD
- Nov 1 - April 30: $5.00 CAD
- Senior (65 +): $8.25 CAD, Nov 1 - April 30 - $4.25 CAD
- Youth (6 – 17): $5.00 CAD, Nov 1 - April 30 - $3.00 CAD
- Child (5 and under):Free, Nov 1 - April 30 - Free.
- Family (Youth under 17 + 2 adults): $24.00 CAD, Nov 1 - April 30-$11.50 CAD
Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic Hours
- Heritage Day – Viola Desmond Day 2015 – Monday, February 16th, 9:30 am – 5:00 pm, Free Admission
- Victoria Day – Monday, May 18- 9:30 am– 5:30 pm.
- Canada Day – Wednesday, July 1 –9:30 am– 5:30 pm.
- Natal Day – Monday, August 3 – 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.
- Labour Day – Monday, September 7 – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
- Thanksgiving – Monday, October 12 – 9:30 am to 5:30 pm.
- Remembrance Day – Wednesday, November 11 - 9:30 am to 5:00 pm.
- Christmas Eve – Thursday, December 24 – 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.
How to Reach Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic
- Lower Water St [Northbound] in Front of Civic Address 1601 – Bus No – 90
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- The Old Triangle Irish Ale House
- Murphy's On The Water
- Ryan Duffy's Steak and Seafood
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79.26% of people who visit Halifax include Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic in their plan
1 PM - 2 PM
52.85% of people start their Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic visit around 1 PM - 2 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic
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Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic Reviews & Ratings
Very interesting museum for anyone with an interest in boats. Great permanent Titanic exhibit. Very interesting exhibit about the Halifax harbor explosion. Be sure to check out the preserved supply shop. Lots of cool artifacts and smells absolutely incredible, like pipe tobacco and old timber
Really nice museum on the waterfront of Halifax. Titanic section was a bonus. Had no idea that some of the survivors and the bodies that were recovered from the Titanic were brought to Nova Scotia. I particularly liked the store front and the warehouse of the old maritime store run by Mr. Robertson. "Lana," the employee assigned to this section was kind enough to give me a verbal history on the store as well as the area to include the story of the, "Blue Nose" schooner, a story I had never heard before and really helped to enrich my knowledge of the area. This museum is a must stop in my opinion and the staff are wonderful.
A highlight of our day. A very well organized and thoughtful presentation of artifacts. I would definitely recommend for anyone at all interested in cruises and/or the Titanic. I learned a lot. The entry fee was extremely reasonable. The staff were very helpful, including on tips of other places to visit in Halifax.
This is a very interesting museum It has an informative display about the Halifax explosion and information about the many ships, my own interest is the white star line, not just the titanic. They also have displays of actual boats including wooden lifeboats which are significant larger than I would've imagined. I would definitely recommend it. I would guess 2 to 3 hours is perfect to see all that you want without rushing. It us also very close to the waterfront so there are lots of shops and restaurants nearby.
Very interesting and well organized museum It was the perfect place to spend a stormy morning while we were waiting for the weather to clear. We watched a 20 minute documentary about the Halifax explosion then spent a couple hours in the exhibit. We also had fun watching Merlin the parrot who lives in the museum