Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Closed for the season Oct 11, 2014

The western end of the Museum is temporarily closed for a re-stabilization/renovation project.

However, we still have LOTS to see and do at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Our Aquarium, two floors of Exhibit Galleries, Ice House Theatre, two Museum vessels and Tidal Touch Tank.

Please note

The Salt Store Gift Shop and indoor Museum exhibits are open M - F, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm We have special holiday hours Fri. Nov. 28, 10:30 am - 9 pm and Sat. Nov. 29, 10:30 am - 4 pm.

We will be closing for the season Sat. Nov. 29 at 4 pm.

Learn about Rum Running, and August Gales. Meet lobsters, flounder, cod and more in our aquarium. Enjoy our large collection of Bluenose memorabilia. During our summer season walk the docks, have a yarn with old salts, visit our wharf-side vessels and refresh in the salt air as you take in one of the best maritime moments in the world.


Who are we

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic provides the ultimate waterfront experience, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. While at the Museum, you experience life in a fishing community and discover, up close, life at sea.

Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side vessels. Make your way to the Ice House Theatre, where films are shown throughout the day. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will enjoy their entertaining visit with us! 

Become a Dory Mate

Help support our Museum, receive regular up-to-date information about what is happening at the Museum and enjoy all of the benefits of being a Dory Mate: details.

Dory Mates Newsletter - Spring 2013

Book a Birthday Party 

Come along, have some fun! Book a birthday party at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic! Available July and August 2014. 




Group Tour Programs

Daily programs available May through October, including lobster lore, a model boat launch and more.

Salt Store Gift Shop

While at the Museum or just shopping around town, be sure to check out the Gift Shop where you will find an array of current fashion and giftware for the entire family. Salt Store Gift Shop.

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Hours & Contact

We are extending our open hours to Nov. 14th for the Salt Store Gift Shop and Aquarium, 2nd & 3rd floor exhibits, M - F, 10:30 am - 3:30 pm, except closed on Nov. 11th.

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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic
68 Bluenose Drive,
P.O. Box 1363
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia,
B0J 2C0
Telephone: 902-634-4794
Toll Free 1-866-579-4909
Fax: 902-634-8990

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