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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  • We like to hear the story about the explosion in the halifax harbour. The exhibits were very well done.  more »
  • The museum itself was good - although I found some of the exhibits a bit disjointed and couldn’t figure out the order that I should be reading the displays in. Hoped for more in the Titanic exhibit, b...  more »
  • Many, many maritime items on displayed including a very nice/complete, unique Titanic display. There are several floors of items including large models of ocean going boats and sailboats. There is a v...  more »
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  • This is one of my favourite places in Halifax - I've been coming here off and on since around 1987. It's full of natural light, it's completely accessible, the washrooms are modern and clean and the staff are friendly and really approachable. I've taken kids and adults of all ages and mobility levels to this fantastic facility; I've gone on tours and I've walked through it on my own but today I experienced it in a completely different way. Today I went with my kiddo to the March Break interactive program where we stitched canvas, spliced ropes and did some old fashioned wood work. It is an old fashioned, old school, low tech place to unplug and learn.
  • They've done a great job! The Halifax explosion exhibit was incredible..I learned so much I was very very impressed. My kids both 16 enjoy the ships and the Titanic exhibition on the second floor. It was worth it! I went there all the way from Chile in South America!
  • Lunnenburg is a wonderful maritime town. It is worth the visit and the Maritime Museum gives you the history of fishing in the area. Really interesting. Not a life I know much about except in movies so very enlightening.
  • Hidden treasure. This museum has something for everyone with an interest in seafaring life and Halifax's connection to the sea. I always find both the Titanic, and Halifax explosion exhibits haunting. Incredible lighthouse lamp on display.
  • 17 years ago my grade 6 class had a sleep-over here. We had the whole museum to ourselves and the staff was great. Happy to see this place is maintained and still running!
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