Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Months of Operation

May 20 - October 14

Hours Of Operation

9:30am-5pm seven days a week until June 21st, hours change to 9:30am-5:30pm seven days a week.


68 Bluenose Drive, Lunenburg, B0J 2C0, South Shore


T: 902-634-4794

T: 866-579-4909

F: 902-634-8990



Learn how the fishery has shaped our lives at the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. 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 and learn about the Bluenose while making precious memories in the UNESCO Town of Lunenburg. 

Explore our aquarium and wharf-side vessels, and don’t miss the Tidal Touch Tank. You could take a boat ride or make your way to the Ice House Theatre, where films are shown daily. Drop by the Fisherman’s Memorial Room, which is dedicated to the memory of fishermen from Lunenburg County who were lost at sea. 

Walk the docks and refresh in the salt air as you immerse yourself in one of the best maritime moments in the world. Browse at your leisure or take a guided tour. 

While at the Museum, dine at the Old Fish Factory Restaurant and be sure to check out the Salt Store Gift Shop. Come rain or shine, relax and enjoy - there’s fun for the entire family! Bus tours are welcome throughout the year.

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Facilities / Services

Bus tours
Gift shop
Picnic tables
Wheelchair accessible
Internet access

Detailed Information

This property accepts Mastercard, Visa, Debit card.
Admission: Admission charged; group rates.