Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic, Halifax (must see)

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is the oldest and largest maritime museum in Canada with a collection of over 30,000 artifacts including 70 small craft and a steamship: the CSS Acadia, a 180 foot steam-powered hydrographic survey ship launched in 1913. The Museum was founded in 1948. It was first known as the Maritime Museum of Canada and located at HMC Dockyard, the naval base on Halifax Harbour. Several naval officers served as volunteer chairs of the Museum until 1959 when Niels Jannasch was hired as the Museum's founding director, serving until 1985.

The museum moved through several locations over the next three decades before its current building was constructed in 1981 as part of a waterfront redevelopment program. Today the Museum is part of the Nova Scotia Museum system. In addition to all the artifacts, museum also has a collection of 30,000 photographs, as well as a large collection of charts and rare books. A reference library, open to the public, is named after the Museum's founding director, the Niels Jannasch Library.

The museum has Canada's largest collection of ship portraits including the oldest ship portrait in Canada, as well as a large collection of ship models including the original production models of the television show Theodore Tugboat.

Operation hours: Monday to Sunday: 9.30 am - 5:30 pm; Tuesday: 9.30 am - 8 pm.

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Sight Name: Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
Sight Location: Halifax, Canada
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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