Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

4.5
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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  • October 4, 2017
    We spent a day here and didn't see everything. Alongside of local shipping interest (particular boat forms, lighthouses, etc) there were volunteers to talk about instrumentation. Sadly we weren't ther...  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    A nice way to spend an hour and some unusual collection of Titanic items. Free wifi was a lifesaver!  more »
  • October 2, 2017
    Heard that this was a "must-see" while in Halifax, and after exploring this museum, we would have to agree. The exhibits on the Halifax explosion and the Titanic were incredible, and my husband really...  more »
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  • June 17, 2017
    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
  • July 5, 2017
    Excellent museum, with quality displays. Huge ship models are second to none. Good size museum but not too big.
  • June 25, 2017
    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.
  • February 15, 2017
    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.
  • May 29, 2017
    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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