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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  • Worth the visit but you do need time to do it justice. Is on the Hopon/Hopoff schedule but don't go the whole way around before getting off - if back to start you have to get off and join the back of ...  more »
  • We were most pleased with this museum. Just a very pleasant surprise. The Titanic Exhibit had just opened and it was very interesting to see this side of the story after have recently been in Belfast ...  more »
  • Pleasant walk inside this special place. Very interesting museum, high reccomended to children & adults learn more about marines &boats. It shows also the importance of Halifax during the War I and al...  more »
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  • This is one nice place for families and model builders. Content are educational and interesting. Most ships models are really well builded. Certainly worth checking out
  • Excellent museum, with quality displays. Huge ship models are second to none. Good size museum but not too big.
  • The models of ships were awesome. Unfortunately the Titanic exhibit was missing a bunch of artifacts for restoration. The old radio equipment was interesting, and Merlin the parrot was amiable and cute.
  • It's a cool place to check out. Not a big museum, and pretty old, but it's a great place to come with kids for a while. The space is quite affordable to rent for private events too. My mom used to take me and my brother to the experimental farm in Ottawa on slow days when we needed something to do to get out of the house for as little money as possible. It was warm, familiar, and agreeably distracting. I remember less what I saw, and more that I was happy having a quiet day with my family. When I have kids, I hope I could do the same thing with this museum.
  • Simply loved it. Got to know about Halifax history. Very nice museum. Great collection of history and art. Great way of telling history. Really interesting, you will have goozebumps.

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Accommodations are scattered evenly throughout Halifax, with decent options available across town. Downtown offers the best transport connections and access to major attractions, with several options lining the central thoroughfare, Sackville Street. Here, you'll also enjoy views over the water and convenient proximity to some of the city's most pleasant parks. Look around the neighborhood of South End to enjoy the bohemian vibe surrounding Saint Mary's University, or go west to find a quiet spot near Long Lake Provincial Park.
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