A Visit To The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic in Nova Scotia

My family and I visited The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic few days ago, during our children’s school March Break. We had a beautiful experience. To think I have always passed in front of the museum a number of times when I am in Downtown Halifax without really giving it a thought to visit. Though my son has been there once for a field trip. The museum was founded in 1948.

The museum is a member institution of the Nova Scotia Museum and it is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada with a collection of over 30,000 artifacts.

It is located in the heart of Halifax’s waterfront, it’s a place to immerse oneself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage. From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic (there is even a small theatre to watch the documentary) and to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea.

The Museum is wheelchair accessible, equipped with a passenger elevator, wheelchair accessible stalls in the public washrooms, and automatic doors at two of the main entrances. Wheelchairs are also available to visitors at the Museum’s front desk upon request (limited availability).

If you live or visit Halifax, it is a place we would highly recommend that you visit.

We would be sharing short video clips of our visit on our Instagram page: @LifeinNovaScotia. You can also like/follow us on Facebook (Life in Nova Scotia) and Instagram for more up to date information, tips and experiences regarding Life in Nova Scotia.

Museum Address:

1675 Lower Water Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Below are the museum’s hours:
Nov 1 – April 30
Monday – Closed
Tuesday 9:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5 pm

May 1 – October 31
Monday 9:30 am – 5.30 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am – 8 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am – 5.30 pm
Thursday 9:30 am – 5.30 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 9:30 am – 5.30 pm
Sunday 1:00 pm – 5.30 pm / June 1-Oct 31 9:30am – 5.30pm

Below is their website link for information regarding their admission rates and other details about the museum:

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