Celebrate Christmas at Sea

During the season of giving, togetherness, and of being mindful of what we have, the Maritime Museum invites you and yours to take part in our annual Christmas at Sea events and charitable activities. This year, start a new tradition with us throughout the holidays and into the New Year!

CSS Tallahassee history in story and song

Excavation: A Site of Memory

Excavation is a multi-media installation-based exhibit where artist Sylvia D. Hamilton mines her personal history and that of her direct ancestors, The Black Refugees of the War of 1812. Hamilton’s installation incorporates text, images (both still and moving), sound and found objects, and uses a personal and collective lens to frame her interrogation of the complex, linked concepts of memory, place and history in the African Nova Scotian community.

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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Special Events, Talks and Programs

We make history happen here! In our historic museum, along with Merlin our macaw, explore and enjoy our diverse traditional and contemporary Maritime events.  

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: 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