Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic, Halifax
About Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic, Halifax
Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic, Halifax - Address, Phone Number, Ticket Price
Address: 1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, NS B3J 1S3, Canada
Ticket Price: 9 CAD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 09:30 am - 08:00 pm Details
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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 Information
- 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).
Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic Ticket Prices
- 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 Opening and Closing 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 by Public Transport
- Lower Water St [Northbound] in Front of Civic Address 1601 – Bus No – 90
Restaurants Near Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic
- 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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I am no ship buff but on a rainy day, this seemed like a place to visit. This museum offers a fantastic display of model ships of every possible kinds, big and small, including tons of ships relics in lightly dimmed displays (for preservation), stories on sunken ships and their lost crew, the latest information on the Franklin expedition, and lots of small sized boats on display. I agree that the Titanic exhibit, although interesting enough, is not it's main attraction, but judging it by the lack of relics is a tall order considering they come at a market premium, and are quite unnecessary to the story. And what the museum may lack in Titanic relics, it more than makes up for it with the Halifax explosion relics and moving stories of survival. Well worth the visit as long as your kids are above 12 years of age and can appreciate it.
One of the museums my mom waned to see in our visit of Maritime Canada was this one. To see the Titanic exhibit. Which turned out to be somewhat tiny and disappointing. The rest of the museum was interesting - the exhibit on the Halifax explosion was very interesting but felt very small for the size of the building. I think it was because of the full size boats taking up a lot of the space. Either way it only took us a hour, I believe, which was good because we had a hard time finding it to start with so we didn't have much time left.
I appreciated this place so much! I'm very interested in history and this place definitely fed my appetite! There's so much to learn. To add, the museum is attached to a board walk where actual floating ships can be viewed and where soldiers in the past took their final steps onto the ships, not knowing whether they'll be coming back or not. I enjoyed the Titanic Exhibit as well. There's lots to see in here and it doesn't disappoint the naval and maritime junkie.
Only $10 and a great little spot to visit. From models to relics to treasures, this is a nice piece of Canadian history and there's even a Titanic section. Make sure to go on a day there's no cruise ship in the harbour or it will be crowded.
A MUST SEE in the city of Halifax. To miss this is to miss a great opportunity to learn about Halifax, the port and how it affected all of Canada. The Titanic display is sombre and yet inspiring to read about as you walk through the displays. I guarantee you will also learn more about the great Halifax explosion than in every history lesson you ever took. The stories are incredible.
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