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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  • 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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  • Great museum that chronicles the history of fishing in the Atlantic provinces from the arrival of indigenous peoples to modern times. There is a tidal zone touch tank full of creatures for kids to explore. Loads of artifacts from the bluenose, fishing villages and even a retired Grand Banks schooner floating on the dock (so cool)! The staff were friendly and welcoming and ready to answer any questions. There is also a great seafood restaurant on site.
  • Great exhibits. Loved learning about the Halifax explosion & seeing Titanic artifacts. Titanic area is small, but good. Nice way to spend time on a cruise stop. My kids loved the dome movie included with tickets.
  • First time I go there and I know I will get back soon. I am so in love with the Titanic exposition. You'll probably take more than two hours walking around the place. You can also get the chance to meet a retired captain to explain to you how navigation was back then.
  • The 7-day Tour East Bus trip that I’m traveling on stopped here; we have 50 tourists in our group. The $222.50 attractions package includes access to the Whale Watching Boat Tour, Thousand Island Boat Tour, Hopewell Rocks, Maritime Museum, etc., of which this attraction is one of the experiences. The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the current stop. Lots of history to read as you walk through this venue. Steeped in facts, assumptions, witness accounts and artifacts from centuries back, it’s a worthwhile experience. Historical Canada 🇨🇦
  • Awesome. The Titanic history explained. The Halifax explosion explained. Dozens of large intricate and detailed model historical ships on display from sail to today. Each one having a detailed history. Plus may more maritime displays. Easy to spend a day here.
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