Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Region: Town of Lunenburg

The Fisheries Museum is the ultimate waterfront experience in our UNESCO World Heritage Town. While at the Museum, you will experience life in a fishing community and explore up-close, life at sea. Learn about Rum Running, whales and August Gales. Have a yarn with old salts, get to know the lobsters and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Explore our magnificent aquarium and wharf-side vessels. Take a boat ride or make your way to the Ice House Theatre where films are shown throughout the day. Visit the Salt Store Gift Shop or dine at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy! The entire family will surely enjoy their fun visit with us!

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