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.

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2020 Guided Tour Experience

This high value experiences gives the opportunity to discover how our ocean connects to our identity. For families that have children 12 years of age and younger opt for the Family Friendly Tour.

Our ocean is a pillar of Nova Scotia’s natural and cultural heritage. We identify with our ocean but what are we doing to protect it? This tour will highlight some wonderful ocean preservation initiatives.

To book your tour: 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


Open Tues through Sunday in August
10 am – 5 pm
60 minute guided tours
Last tour starts at 3:30 pm
Reservations recommended
Call 902-930-FISH (3474) to book a guided tour

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Family $21.00 (2 adults and their children ages 6 – 17) $21.00
Adults (age 18+) $10.00
Youth (ages 6-17) $3.00
Children (5 & under) Free
Seniors (age 60+) $8.00
Students (post secondary with card)  $7.00


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.