Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Months of Operation

May 18 - October 12

Hours Of Operation

Open 7 days per week June-September 9:30-5:30. 

Please check website for off season hours and rates.


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


T: 902-634-4794

T: 866-579-4909

F: 902-634-8990




Set your course for the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. Gallery after gallery unfolds the truths of our rich and diverse fishing heritage that is heavily entwined with our coastal culture. The romance and beauty of the sea competes with the cold hardships of life hanging on fish hooks. This museum will unveil the mysteries and myths.

Once the home of National Sea Products, the heritage buildings of the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic have become an iconic feature of the Lunenburg waterfront. Stroll our wharves, soak in the vista, and escape into a past time by going aboard the museum’s two retired fishing vessels.

Within the walls of the former fish processing plant, the stories of our fishing culture come to life. The Marine Life Gallery has a tidal touch tank plus exhibits that explore what is beneath the waves. Our galleries tell the stories of the Mi’kmaq fishery, the inshore fishery, the spin-off industries, the bank fishery, the Bluenose, stormy seas and community life.

The real gem of this museum is the passionate, knowledgeable and accessible interpreters who bring the stories of fishery to life. Whether it be stories from a retired fisherman, the daughter of a fisherman or a former fish plant worker, these invaluable life stories give a true peek into the world of the fishing culture.

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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.