CSS Acadia: 100 Years

CSS Acadia: 100 Years

April 15 to July 1st, 2014 

The temporary exhibit CSS Acadia: 100 Years examines the ship’s construction, shares the insights of the crews that served aboard, explores her Northern and Atlantic Canadian journeys and celebrates her service to the public as a museum ship. Visitors will also learn about Acadia’s technological advances; her various duties, noble service and historical adventures and what life was like on board during her time at sea.

Merlin Macaw’s 12th Birthday Bash

May 17, 2014 

Join us as we celebrate the 12th birthday of our fine feathered friend, Merlin Macaw.  There will be crafts and colouring sheets in the Small Craft Gallery between 1:00 and 3:00, after which, we’ll gather at Merlin’s enclosure for a bath (for Merlin!) and we’ll give him his presents. At 3:30, we’ll be serving cake in the Museum foyer. All of the activities are included with Museum admission. If you can’t make it in person, tune in to Merlin’s webcam at 3:00 AST for the bath and presents.


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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Be social


Join us throughout the winter for a wide variety of special events. From our series of Tuesday Night Talks to workshops with a focus on rope work to an exciting Art Boat Project, there is always something going on to keep you coming back.

(Image: Canadian Navy Heritage website. Image Negative Number H-558a)

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

Hang around at the Maritime Museum

Good Friday: Closed
Easter Monday: Closed

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 9:30 - 8:00
Wednesday: 9:30 - 5:00 
Thursday: 9:30 - 5:00 
Friday: 9:30 - 5:00 
Saturday: 9:30 - 5:00 
Sunday: 1:00 - 5:00