Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

We are happy to welcome you back to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.  We have been working to create a safe experience for you and our staff.  Check out our “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit.

First Fishers Exhibit that honours and recognizes the invaluable wisdom of the Mi’kmaq fishery.

2020 Self Guided Tour 

Come and experience the wonders of our ocean and fisheries. Stroll through the aquarium and catch a glimpse of some new technologies being developed to protect our ocean.

Take in the First Fishers Exhibit that honours and recognizes the invaluable wisdom of the Mi’kmaq fishery. Take in the vast array of artifacts that highlight the many aspects of our maritime fishery and it spin off industries in the grand Fishery Gallery.

For inquiries call 902-930-FISH (3474)



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 has closed for the season.

Moratorium on Image Requests and Public Research Inquiries


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.


Mending Nets


Now closed for the season, welcoming you back May 2021


Please check back in January for 2021 rates


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.