Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, Lunenburg

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Learn about the fishing industry and its impact on Canada’s Atlantic coast at Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The museum, made up of rustic red buildings, welcomes visitors between May and October every year. See floating vessels at the wharf, hear the stories of retired fishermen, explore an extensive collection of historic maritime artifacts, or participate in an interactive activity with the local heritage interpreters. A charming aquarium, gift shop, and restaurant add to the fun and educational experience. Arrange to visit Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic and other attractions in Lunenburg using our Lunenburg online itinerary planner.
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  • It was a rainy day in Lunenburg when we visited the museum. We spent at least 2 hours and also took a tour. The tour guide was excellent. I would recommend a tour because the history of Lunenburg is.....  more »
  • Fun stop with lots of information on the fishing industry. Worth adding in if you have extra time to spend in this beautiful location.  more »
  • The wildlife display on the main floor is fun. It's a place where you can interact with the displays. I really liked the memorial for the fisherman who have died at sea. It's nice for family to have some closure.
  • We very much enjoyed the fisheries museum. It was much better than we ever expected.

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