Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

4.4
#2 of 165 in Museums in Nova Scotia
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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. Plan to see Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and other attractions that appeal to you using our Halifax vacation planner.
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  • This place would benefit from a makeover. Tired and a little sad would be a good description, and that is from someone who spent his entire career n the Navy.  more »
  • This is a must visit in this area. It's $10 per person and children are at a discount. You can easily spend two hours in this museum. It's larger than it looks. There are arts and crafts in the courty...  more »
  • This museum has interesting and informative displays about the maritime history of the Halifax area including a display of Titanic artifacts. It is right on the boardwalk and within walking distance o...  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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