1812 AND Prize & Prejudice: Nova Scotia’s War of 1812 continues until October 13th

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

Special programming in conjunction with the exhibit will be held either in our outdoor courtyard or inside in our Navy Gallery (weather depending) on Wednesdays from 10 am to 3 pm. What was life like around the War of 1812 in Nova Scotia? Learn about food and medicine at sea, cursive writing and penmanship, weaponry and life on land and sea. Please call 902-424-7491 in advance to confirm.


Nova Scotia Symphony performing at the MMA

Word on the Street Festival and Symphony Nova Scotia Concerts!

We are excited to be a supporter of Word on the Street on September 21 where literary festivities for all ages happen on the waterfront. We are very proud to be the host for the new Family Series concerts with Symphony Nova Scotia! Join us for Peter and the Wolf on September 28 for a musical adventure.

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

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