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.
- 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).
- 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
- 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.
- Lower Water St [Northbound] in Front of Civic Address 1601 – Bus No – 90
- McKelvie's Delishes Fishes Dishes
- The Old Triangle Irish Ale House
- Murphy's On The Water
- Ryan Duffy's Steak and Seafood
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95% of people who visit Halifax include Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic in their plan
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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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Great place to experience maritime and international ships and shipping history. A great mix of everything in a prime area of town and close to many other amenities. Good pricing for admission and family packs. Havent been there too recently but anytime I've been in the past was always a fun experience
It’s great if you really like to know everything about ships, in any sizes or made in whole history of Atlantic Ocean. If you want to visit some part of Titanic or read many things about it or watch a short movie about it and some other movies about Halifax and it’s explosion in 1917 this is the right place. And I also recommend you to visit this museum in a sunny day, the view of the little lake next to it which is connected to the athletic ocean is great specially on top of the balcony. And don’t miss the street foods next to the museum in a narrow street. Have a great experience in little lovely Halifax.
Good exhibit. Titanic and Halifax explosion are detailed here. Entrance fee also included the 360 show. Can not comment on the 360 as I do not have enough time. Also exhibit on convoy to England during WWII. Learn Morse code while you are there. Assign 2 hours to see all.
I highly recommend visiting the MMA and having events here where possible. It is a beautiful facility. We were fortunate enough to have our wedding here this past summer before the museum stopped taking private booking in the large gallery spaces. The staff are excellent, and working with Ian Mullan was a pleasure!
Had an excellent experience here. The boats are all open to be looked in, which is really nice. The Halifax harbour explosion and Titanic exhibits are excellent! A lot of interesting artifacts and stories from both incidents. Extremely interesting and informative.