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Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Welcome to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic where you can explore the rich fishing heritage of Nova Scotia.  Our newest exhibit “First Fishers” invites you to explore the history of the Atlantic Canadian fishery from the earliest days of the Mi’kmaq to today.

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Moratorium on Image Requests and Public Research Inquiries


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!

  • August 8 Wednesday on the Wharf feature the Yarmouth Shantymen.  Come ready for a toe tappn’n good time and don’t be shy  to get up and dance! ( Free event)
  • August 9: Free music on the Bluenose wharf compliments of the Folk Harbour Festival
  • Aug. 10 - 12 Folk Harbour Festival stage on the Bluenose wharf. Be sure to get your tickets!
  • August 19: Acadian days on the FMA Wharf Noon to 5 pm. Lots of authentic Acadian music, and fun to be had by all. ( Free Event)


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.


Mending Nets


May 19 to June 23, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

June 24 to September 8, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm

September 9 to October 13, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm


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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Unlimited Visits

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