The Search for Franklin’s Ships

October 25th, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Join Jonathan Moore, a Senior Underwater Archaeologist with Parks Canada, will present the story of the discoveries of HMS Erebus and HMS Terror the two ships involved in Sir John Franklin’s ill-fated expedition to Canada’s North and explain the challenges that underwater archaeologists face as they begin an in-depth study of these unique sites.


Theodore Tugboat

Explore CSS Acadia and Theodore Tugboat!

Museum visitors can come aboard CSS Acadia, our 103 year-old hydrographic ship and Theodore Tugboat for free deck tours! Discover how these two vessels have served the Halifax Harbour — one during the 1917 Halifax Explosion and two World Wars and the other as Halifax’s official Welcome Ambassador!

CSS Acadia will be open this season until October 16, 2016. Theodore Tugboat will be open this month until October 30, 2016.


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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North from Nova Scotia

North from Nova Scotia on until November 6

Our special 2016 exhibit explores a vital crossroads on land and at sea, where Nova Scotia, for thousands of years, connected people in the north to those in lands beyond.

Google Map

Google Maps Tour

Tour the museum 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