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Lighting of the Vessels

Come join us for our annual Lighting of the Vessels event, a fun-filled day for the whole family 

November 25th, 1:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Museum is open to the public for free 


Lighting of the Vessels November 26, 2021 6 pm  at the Museum.

Salt Store Gift Shop

The Salt Store Gift Shop offers an exciting array of items attractive to every shopping desire and budget. Located at the entrance to the Museum, located on the first floor of the oldest building in the Museum complex. Originally built by W. C. Smith and Company Limited in 1899, the structure was used as a salt storehouse for the fishing industry, as well as a warehouse and cooperage.



Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

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 living fish exhibit 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!

Please note

Our touch tank will be closed for the season.


Be social

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.



Closed for the season. Opening spring 2023.

Boat Shop

Boat Shop is closed for the season. 

Theresa E Connor

Now closed for winter maintenance.


Family (2 adults and their children ages 6 – 17) $25
Adults (age 18+) $10
Seniors (age 60+) $8
Students (post secondary with card) $5
Youth (ages 6-17) $2.50
Children (5 and under) Free


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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Unlimited Visits

Come for an hour or stay for the day.  The choice is yours with a Nova Scotia Museum Annual Pass.