1812 One War Four Perspectives

1812 AND Prize & Prejudice: Nova Scotia’s War of 1812

special travelling exhibit from the Canadian War Museum and companion exhibit created by the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic.

July 22 to October 13, 2014


Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor 

September 1, 2:00 PM - The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic is proud to welcome Professor William B. Gould IV - Professor of Law, Emeritus at Stanford Law School and critically acclaimed author, to present Diary of a Contraband: The Civil War Passage of a Black Sailor, a historical record of his great-grandfather, William B. Gould, who fought as a sailor in the American Civil War.

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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CSS Acadia: The Grand Old Lady

On the wharf, our largest artifact is open, so come view CSS Acadia the waterfront from her decks (please call for open hours).       

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

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