Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

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Visit Maritime Museum of the Atlantic for a fun, history-packed day perfect for the whole family. Examine artifacts salvaged from shipwrecks lying at the bottom of the ocean, and learn about the devastating explosion that ripped through the city’s shipyard in 1917. You’ll also have the rare and exciting opportunity to inspect artifacts from the infamous Titanic, the survivors, bodies, and wreckage of which were brought to this port. Though jammed with information and lore, the museum is not especially large, freeing you up for more sightseeing around the city. Put Maritime Museum of the Atlantic at the forefront of your travel plans using our Halifax tour planner.
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  • The MMA is a great place to wander around at any time. It has enough things that will interest people of all ages, whether kids or adults. They have everything from Theodore Tugboat to the Titanic...  more »
  • This museum isnt very big, but we very much enjoyed our visit. The Halifax Explosion exhibit was very well done & we learned so much about that fateful day. We also loved the Titanic exhibit, the...  more »
  • This museum is all about the nautical aspect of the maritimes. They have some unique things here and some interesting Titanic exhibits. The thing I was dissapointed in was the size. It only took us...  more »
  • I don’t think this museum could disappoint anybody. Amazing Titanic artifacts, and a fun collection of boats outside to explore. You can use an annual Nova Scotia museum pass here as well, which is a great value for anyone visiting multiple sites. Presentations, talks, and exhibitions are common here. The quality of the content is A+. However, some modernization of common spaces such as reception would improve the experience. Time for the province to invest some $$$ for a refresh.
  • First visit to this beautiful city, walking along the waterfront and seeing this unforgettable museum. The museum tells the story of the first time to Canada to today. Unforgettable artifacts from the sunken Titanic to models of modern ships and any type of water vessel that we can imagine. A truly must visit and will be going back again because it was such an amazing experience.
  • This is an amazing place. It is a must go place if you are in Halifax. The Titanic exhibit is wonderful and haunting at the same time! Also the exhibit on the explosion in Halifax harbor is amazing. I highly recommend it!
  • 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.

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