Come and explore life at sea, up close and personal at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in the UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg on the South Shore. Learn about rum running, whales and August gales. Meet lobsters, flounders, cods and more in our aquarium. Chat with “old salts” who fished the North Atlantic; learn how to hook a mat or to quilt; and enjoy Bluenose memorabilia. Walk the docks, visit our wharf-side vessels and refresh in the salt air as you take in one of the best maritime moments in the world.
The Fishermen’s Memorial Room is located on the second floor of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic in UNESCO World Heritage Town of Lunenburg on the South Shore. The Memorial Room is dedicated to the memory of fishermen from Lunenburg County who were lost at sea and features a mural by Joseph Purcell, names of the men and the vessels lost at sea.
Grab a seat in the theatre to watch a film; pick up a souvenir in the Salt Store Gift Shop or dine at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant. Come rain or shine and discover something for all ages in one of Nova Scotia’s most celebrated fishing communities! Bus tours are welcome.
Facilities / Services
- Bus tours
- Gift shop
- Picnic tables
Date details/Hours of operation
daily 9:30am–5:30 pm (to 7pm Tue–Sat in Jul & Aug); O/S Wed 9am–4pm or by appt.
Details: Admission charged; group rates.