Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Canada's Oldest and Largest Maritime Museum

About this Experience
The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Canada's foremost and most extensive maritime museum, owes its inception to a visionary group of Royal Canadian Navy officers. These officers dreamed of a place where Canada's rich naval heritage could be preserved for future generations.
Initially housed in a modest space within the Halifax Dockyard in 1948, the museum's journey saw it relocate to the Halifax Citadel in 1952, before being recognized as the Maritime Museum of Canada in 1957. The following years brought challenges, including floods and fires in the early 1960s, prompting temporary moves across various locations. In 1965, it found a more stable setting in an old bakery at the Navy’s Victualling Depot. By 1967, it was incorporated into the Nova Scotia Museum as its Marine History section.
As a cornerstone of historical, cultural, and educational exploration in Nova Scotia, the museum offers a comprehensive portrayal of the province's maritime legacy. Exhibits cover a vast array of maritime history, including the era of steamships, various small crafts, the contributions of the Royal Canadian and Merchant Navies, World War II convoys, The Battle of the Atlantic, the Halifax Explosion of 1917, and Nova Scotia's involvement with the Titanic's aftermath.

Does this Experience require advanced booking?
No, advanced booking is not required.

Hours of Operation
Monday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 9:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sunday: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

1675 Lower Water Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 1S3
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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic as seen from the Halifax Boardwalk.Maritime Museum of the Atlantic Titanic model replica.