Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Come and explore life at sea, up-close and personal at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg.

Please note

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is currently going through the process of moving our library and archives from their temporary location to their permanent location. During this transitions the museum will not be able to accommodate researchers. We apologize for any inconvenience. 


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Bluenose II

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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! 




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

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is now closed for the winter. We look forward to seeing you in Spring 2017!

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.