Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic - Closure

​As you are aware, with the current pandemic crisis, normal operations have been disrupted for many. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is also taking steps to protect our employees, contractors, partners, visitors and general community immediately. The office will be closed, including meeting and event facilities, until further notice. Administrative staff will be working from home. Please appreciate that, given the circumstances, response time from staff will be impacted.


Bill Bonyun

In 1936 Bill Bonyun arrived Lunenburg determined to write a great novel. He talked his way onto the schooner Arthur J. Lynn and was hired as “flunky’s assistant”. Many friends were made and many pictures were taken, including this photograph of oxen hauling salted cod on the Lunenburg waterfront. Though the book was never finished, Mr. Bonyun went on to have a notable career as a collector and performer of New England folk music. This year, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic welcomed Mr. Bonyun’s original photo album into the Provincial Fisheries Collection.



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


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


We are closed for the season. Please check back in May 2020 for an update on our opening day. 


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.