Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

(4.4/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
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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  • The Maritime Museum offers a good overview with exhibitions on the major historic events to the more obscure. The two major exhibition are the Halifax Explosion and Titanic, both these are excellent w...  more »
  • We are fascinated, as are many others, by the RMS Titanic story and Halifax's part in that story is sad as the bodies taken from the ocean were brought to Halifax on board the cable-laying ships stati...  more »
  • Small museum. Highlights are artifacts from the Titanic and history of the great Halifax harbour fire. Prior to my visit to Halifax I was not aware of the recovery missions done by crews from Nova Sco...  more »
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  • Waste of time. I love meusem. So does my boy. This place was a yawn festival. They advertise Titanic... could get better exhibits... Or have atleast something from the wreck? Save your money... But do spend the $2 and see the corvette warship right behind... What a trip that ship is!
  • Great location. The boat they have on display is a lovely piece of history. Theodore tugboat is also docked there for the kids and can be added to their admission for a relatively small fee. The section on maritime history is unparalleled and they have a fantastic exhibit about the Titanic.
  • Very cool experience, if you like boats and ships. They have a history of everything from canoes to schooners to giant ships. The Halifax explosion exhibit was really interesting.
  • Great museum if you love ships. The video display at the end on the Halifax Explosion is super depressing though. Skip it if you're not planning on being sad the rest of the day.
  • Friends of mine actually rented out part of this museum for a wedding. It was a great time, dancing between the hulks of old ships and swilling wine from the toonie bar while browsing the exhibits. It was a very nice setup and something I would definitely consider for future events such as a Christmas party etc