MS St. Louis: Ship of Fate

Temporary exhibit, Small Craft Gallery

The Maritime Museum of the Atlantic (MMA), in cooperation with the Atlantic Jewish Council (AJC) and the Canadian Maritime Heritage Foundation (CMHF), created a travelling exhibit, St. Louis: Ship of Fate, a moving and thought-provoking glimpse into a dark moment in Canadian history, when a helping hand was denied. In the spring of 1939, just before World War II, a frequent and popular visitor to Halifax made an infamous voyage. 


Museum webcams

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.


Virtual field trips 

We miss field trips too. Let us help teach some of our important provincial stories through our curriculum-based virtual programs brought into your classroom online. 

Robertson's Store  

Originally the Abro & Weir company, William Robertson purchased the Lower Water Street storefront property in 1878. The William Robertson & Son Ltd. ship chandlery is a legacy of a time long passed, offering visitors a glimpse into a hardware, ship chandlers and fishing supplies family business that survived the Halifax Harbour Explosion in 1917, and remained in operation until 1976.  


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 »

Be social

Museum Hours

Monday 10 am - 4 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm
Thursday 10 am - 4 pm
Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday 10 am - 4 pm
Sunday 10 am - 4 pm

We are happy to welcome you back!  Check out our “Know before you go” guide to help prepare you for your visit. 
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