Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

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Must see · Military Museum · History Museum
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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  • A fabulous way to spend a few hours. This museum is filled with interesting artifacts and information. A must do experience if you are in Halifax.  more »
  • The museum is smaller than expected but a must as part of the visit to Halifax. The Titanic exhibition is particularly interesting.  more »
  • I don’t think this museum could disappoint anybody. Amazing Titanic artifacts, and a fun collection of boats outside to explore. You can use an annual Nova Scotia museum pass here as well, which is a great value for anyone visiting multiple sites. Presentations, talks, and exhibitions are common here. The quality of the content is A+. However, some modernization of common spaces such as reception would improve the experience. Time for the province to invest some $$$ for a refresh.
  • First visit to this beautiful city, walking along the waterfront and seeing this unforgettable museum. The museum tells the story of the first time to Canada to today. Unforgettable artifacts from the sunken Titanic to models of modern ships and any type of water vessel that we can imagine. A truly must visit and will be going back again because it was such an amazing experience.

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