Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax (must see)

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is both the oldest and the largest maritime museum in Canada. This museum houses more than 30,000 artifacts, 70 water crafts and the steamship CSS Acadia. It also has the largest collection of ship portraits in the country.

The museum, founded in 1948, was originally called the Maritime Museum of Canada. It was located on the HMC Dockyard naval base. It finally moved to its current home in 1981 when the city attempted to create a waterfront project that would increase tourism.

A number of permanent exhibits are on display at the Maritime Museum. Some of these include the sinking of the Titanic, the Halifax Explosion and Shipwreck Treasures of Nova Scotia. Rotating exhibits can also be seen throughout the year.

The museum and the accompanying Marine Heritage Store are open daily from 10 AM to 4 PM.

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Maritime Museum of the Atlantic on Map

Sight Name: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Sight Location: Halifax, Canada (See walking tours in Halifax)
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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