Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

The breath-taking Lunenburg waterfront is the home of the world-class Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic. The Museum commemorates the fishing heritage of the Atlantic coast of Canada. Housed in brightly painted red buildings, with floating vessels at wharfside, the Museum offers a host of attractions, a maritime gift shop and restaurant.

 Browse at your leisure or take a Guided Tour.


Explore Wharf-Side Vessels and don’t miss the Tidal Touch Tank.

dory  touch tank

 For more than 250 years Lunenburg has been an important seaport. Hear the stories of the people that made it happen through the people who live it today.

fishing  fishing2

 Enjoy the Aquarium or help with the launching of a schooner model and feel the thrill of watching a vessel “slide down the ways”.

boat model                         boat model 2


BLUENOSE is celebrated in an exhibit that contains the world’s largest collection of BLUENOSE artifacts or spend a bit of time with the spinners in the Life in Fishing Communities exhibit.

bluenose  displays


The Fishermen’s Memorial room is located on the second floor, offering an evocative tribute to those lost at sea from the port of Lunenburg. Find out about the August Gales.

gales   ship wheels


 To compliment your visit, Browse the Gift Shop or Dine at the Restaurant.

salt store                        old fish


For more information please visit the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic Web Site     If you’ve never been to sea, the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is the place to start. If you have been to sea, this is the place to reacquaint yourself!