Special 2015 Exhibit

In celebration of the 175th anniversary of Britannia’s maiden transatlantic voyage to Halifax, Nova Scotia, the Maritime Museum is proud to open this special temporary exhibit on the life and legacy of Samuel Cunard.

Thanks for celebrating Erik the Red’s retirement!

We had a wonderful turnout and guests at the museum and aboard CSS Acadia on Sunday, September 20. Erik the Red, a popular social media figure thanks to your contributions on #ErikRetires. In retirement, he’ll be well cared for on land with a huge yard and fellow feline friends, along with the help of our ship keeper, Stephen Read. Erik appreciates all your best wishes for him!

Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

Located in the heart of Halifax’s waterfront, there’s no better place to immerse yourself in Nova Scotia’s rich maritime heritage than the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

From small craft boatbuilding to World War Convoys, the Days of Sail to the Age of Steam, the Titanic to the Halifax Explosion, you’ll discover the stories, events and people that have come to define Nova Scotia and its relationship with the sea.

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Tuesday Night Talks

Enjoy our free Tuesday nights at the museum with our latest season of intriguing Maritime Tuesday night talks over the fall and winter!


Symphony Nova Scotia

Google Maps Tour

Our museum was recently added as a Halifax location in Google Street View! Experience and explore our galleries and exhibits online to sample our marine history and stories that we share as Canada’s oldest and largest Maritime museum. See the Google Maps Virtual Tour »

Museum Hours

Monday: 9:30 - 5:30
Tuesday: 9:30 - 8:00
Wednesday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Thursday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Friday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Saturday: 9:30 - 5:30 
Sunday: 9:30 - 5:30

Holiday Hours