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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.

Become a Dory Mate

Help support our Museum, receive regular up-to-date information about what is happening at the Museum and enjoy all of the benefits of being a Dory Mate.

Please note

Moratorium on Image Requests and Public Research Inquiries


Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Please note

Due to weather report as of 4:30 this evening, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic has made a decision in light of safety and visitor comfort to move most activities inside the museum. For the same reasons the Pirate Ship Bouncer, and the Dory launch have been POSTPONED to another date TO BE ANNOUNCED.
We are so sorry and share the disappointment, however there will still be lots of music, demonstrations, presentations face painting, cake, children’s games and celebration of Theresa E. Connor.
Traditional Fin & Haddie will be served at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant
It may be wet outside but we are nice and dry inside so come on in and Join the Party!


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.