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. Plan to see Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and other attractions that appeal to you using our Halifax vacation planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • The museum has a great display of ship models. We enjoyed the two short films in the theatre. On the second floor we spoke to a man that was sewing an article for a display and he was very interesting...  more »
  • The museum has very good historical exhibits. It also has film and tour guides that compliment some of the important events that have happened in Halifax and the surrounding waters. Just some of the e...  more »
  • I really enjoyed this museum and its my third trip thru ! The first couple of times were a little rushed and this visit was on a cool day where it was quiet and i could really take my time and see eve...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Great museum with lots of maritime naval history including the Halifax explosion, Titanic, many different shipwrecks, and naval history. I would allow 2-3 hours minimum for a visit to thoroughly see everything in the museum. We visited for 1.5 hours and were rushing to see everything. The cost of the visit was around $5 in off season and is around $10 in peak season and is WELL worth it. I would have paid even more and it would have been a fair price but it's nice to see something so reasonably priced.
  • I loved it. Very interesting. The kids love it
  • A nice little museum with an interesting part about the Titanic and a lot of very detailed model ships. I imagined something a little bigger but it was a pleasant experience anyways especially if you like ships and naval history.