Maritime Museum of the Atlantic

In accordance with new Public Health guidelines for the HRM area, the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic will be temporarily closed as of 4pm Wednesday, November 25th. The health and safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our top priority. We will continue to follow the recommendations of our public health officials, and look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so.

Mission to Seafarers Christmas Donation Drive

During our closure, please direct your Mission to Seafarers holiday donations by contacting them directly at

Merlin from home

Merlin, our Rainbow Macaw, joined the Maritime Museum crew during the Pets at Sea, March Break event in 2006. Merlin is particularly fond of green grapes, peanuts, carrots, walnuts and yes, even crackers! Merlin has two meals each day. Rainbows macaws are a hybrid, caused by cross-breeding the Scarlet and Golden Blue macaw. Most people assume that Merlin comes from the Brazilian Rain Forest but the closest he'll ever get is if our sprinkler system goes off by accident! Check out the Merlin live cam. Join us while we’re all at home, to tune in to weekly Squawk Talks on the Merlin Cam

Marine Heritage Store – Shop Online

If you would like to browse online to purchase from the museum gift store, please visit to place an online order for free shipping or email with questions.

Thanks, Downtown Halifax Business Commission and they’re GrittyToPretty mural is officially announced and it’s called “The Sea In Her Blood”!


If you’re not able to come for a visit, you can see what’s happening around our museum waterfront thanks to our supporters at Nova Scotia Webcams. Enjoy a live, birds-eye view of our museum wharves and our museum and anchoryard on the Halifax waterfront.

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 »

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Museum Closure 

We are temporarily closed as of Wednesday, November 25th.

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.