Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Downtown Halifax

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Special exhibit within Canada’s oldest Maritime museum explores the effects and legacy of the War of 1812 on Nova Scotia

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  • C$10 for admission for two adults (C$18.50 value)
  • C$12 for admission for two adults and two kids (C$24 value)

1812 and Prize & Prejudice: Nova Scotia’s War of 1812 invites visitors to explore the cultural ramifications of the event on the colony of Nova Scotia. Among the notable pieces on display include original rare Black Refugee letters on loan from the US National Archives, which provide insight into the more than 2,000 refugees that fled slavery from the United States and settled in Nova Scotia.

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Though the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic has been open to the public for more than six decades, within its walls, time stands still. Here, steamships still travel up rivers, the Battle of the Atlantic wages on, and Nova Scotia is still rallying to aid in the aftermath of the Titanic disaster. Through permanent and rotating exhibits, the museum—which is the largest of its kind in Canada—lets visitors relive these and other key moments in maritime history.

Located on Halifax's historic waterfront, the museum's collections house more than 24,000 artifacts of Canada's naval and maritime heritage. The permanent exhibition Halifax Wrecked intimately connects visitors with the events and aftermath of that historic disaster, considered to the the largest man-made explosion before the atomic bomb. A thorough Titanic exhibit lets viewers experience what life was like on the doomed ship, including a replica deck chair to sit in and an authentic one to admire. Visitors can also enjoy the museum's largest artifact, CSS Acadia, a 101 year-old ship on the water (check for availability). Beyond receiving free admission for children 5 and younger, kids and parents will find plenty to enjoy, as well, including the massive tentacles of a full-size kraken and Merlin, the friendly rainbow macaw and museum mascot. At the William Robertson & Son store, guests can soak up the waterfront atmosphere or try their hand at making their own knot craft.

Customer Reviews

kids loved it, enjoyed all the things they say and learned. We then went to Fairview cemetery to see Titanic graves. Very educational.
Krista P. · October 16, 2014
Nice walk on a Boardwalk from the cruise terminal to the Museum. Shops and eating places along the way. Excellent history of shipping in the area with many interesting displays. Titanic exhibit is not extensive but a film on the dive to the Titanic was worth the extra $2.50 above the admission price.
Armand E. · October 3, 2014
Great place to visit.
Niko K. · October 2, 2014

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