Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic

Enjoy admission to the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic, located in a former fish processing plant on the waterfront of the UNESCO world heritage seaport of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, home of the Bluenose II.

Included in your cruise
  • Included Admission to Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic.
  • Learn about the rich history of Canada’s North Atlantic fishery.
  • Explore onsite aquarium, theatre & exhibits.
  • See vessels, including the side trawler Cape Sable. Theresa E. Connor, Canada’s oldest salt bank schooner.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Moderate - some mobility needed

  • Duration

    6hrs

  • Max. passengers

    239

  • Booking code

    INCL-LUN1

The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic celebrates the rich history of Canada’s North Atlantic fishery. Located in a former fish processing plant on the waterfront of the UNESCO world heritage seaport of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, the Museum began aboard the schooner Theresa E. Connor in 1967. Since that time, it has grown to include a large complex of historic buildings, with an aquarium, theatre, exhibits and additional vessels, including the side trawler Cape Sable. Theresa E. Connor, Canada’s oldest salt bank schooner, continues as the flagship of the Museum.

Enjoy thrilling activities, a fascinating aquarium, a fishing schooner and trawler, boats, films and exhibits! Visitors can have a yarn with Old Salts, have a delightful meal, shop and experience the best of Lunenburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is proud to be the home of Bluenose II.

Visiting the Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic is a fun event for everyone. Plan to spend a lot of time browsing our exhibits and aquarium, or exploring the decks and passageways of real ships at dockside. Please note that our wharf and vessel areas have rather uneven walking surfaces! We recommend wearing comfortable footwear.

Practical information: 

  • Language: English.
  • Walking information: 1km to reach museum along flat wooden boardwalk / pavement.

  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes - Museum is fully accessible, including elevator to reach upper floors.