2024 Fisheries Museum Events

  • National Museum Day - May 18th (Opening)
  • Canada Day – July 1st / Free Open House
  • Safety at Sea – July 6th
  • TEC Birthday - July 20th (86th Birthday)
  • Lunenburg Art Festival – July 20th & July 21st
  • Under the Sea - August 3rd
  • Acadian Days – August 18th  
  • Truth & Reconciliation Day - September 28th
  • Oktoberfest - October 5th
  • Christmas Event - November 29th

Stay tuned for more information!


Bluenose exhibit


Why was Bluenose so fast? Learn all about the icon on the coin in our Bluenose exhibit. View the famous International Fishermen’s Cup and sit in on our Bluenose Saga. It will make you feel like you were a fisherman in the golden age of sail! The story of Bluenose is sure to make you laugh, instill a sense of pride and it may even bring a tear to your eye!



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 Museum, housed in a former fish processing plant, and Lunenburg’s last Grand Banks Schooner, Theresa E Connor, wharf side. 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!

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.

Aquarium closure

After years celebrating marine life in the North Atlantic, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic will be closing our aquarium. Learn more about the closure


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


Family  $30
Adults $14.50
Seniors $12
Students $9
Youth $4


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.