World Oceans Day

Friday, June 5, 10 am – 3 pm

Don’t miss our 23rd World Oceans Day, which we celebrate annually on the first Friday of June. The museum is free all day, with exhibitors in and around the waterfront, with over 30 organizations and exhibits and displays! Our event annually attracts over a thousand visitors and many school groups. 

Washroom Renovations and Access

To serve our visitors better, we are currently under construction in a part of the main foyer to expand our washroom facilities. Public washroom access is currently available on the second floor in two locations: male/female washrooms are located at the end of the Titanic exhibit and Shipwreck Treasures of Nova Scotia exhibit, and a single unisex washroom located to the left of the Days of Sail Gallery. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Arts of the Sailor: Become a ship portrait painter

‘Arts of the Sailor’ – Fishing Float

This month, join Fisheries Museum of the Atlantic heritage interpreter Bonnie Surette as she demonstrates how to make netted fishing floats. You’ll be provided a glass float and all the materials to make your own net to fit around the float.


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.

Explore more Maritime Museum of the Atlantic events »

Be social


Tuesday Night Tunes

Enjoy your Tuesday night with us on the waterfront! Our free concert series goes until August 25. Dine on the waterfront with deals on #tuesdaytunesandtastes on Twitter!

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: 1:00 - 5:30

Holiday Hours