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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  • If you are not aware before arriving in Lunenburg, you learn very quickly that boat building and fishing are what built the town. The museum does an excellent job of showing just how important a... 
    If you are not aware before arriving in Lunenburg, you learn very quickly that boat building and fishing are what built the town. The museum does an excellent job of showing just how important a...  more »
  • This museum is full of the fascinating history of the Atlantic fisheries - such an important part of Canada. The exhibits are extensive. The guides are friendly and happy to answer questions, going....  more
    This museum is full of the fascinating history of the Atlantic fisheries - such an important part of Canada. The exhibits are extensive. The guides are friendly and happy to answer questions, going....  more »
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  • The staff were outstanding! There is a wide variety of exhibits, including a boat. We came here with our young children and while most of the museum was a bit beyond their interests, they had an amazing time. I loved it here when I was a kid, and you can still learn something new from the incredible guides every visit. I always recommend the fisheries museum to anyone looking for a day trip.
  • I am not very knowledgeable about ships or fishing, and don't go out of my way to learn about those topics. But this was a very enjoyable museum regardless. A little aquarium with some Atlantic sea creatures, an interesting exhibit about the Bluenose II, and museum tickets get you onto two boats docked in the harbour (if the Bluenose is in, check the schedule). Also chatted with the lovely ladies in the children's exhibit area, who taught us about natural clothing dye. Fascinating!

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