Canada at Play: 100 years of games, toys and sports


Even with the technology we have today, we still enjoy games and play! Sports and toys have changed little over the past 130 years. With Canada at Play: 100 years of games, toys and sports,  a special temporary exhibit from the Royal Ontario Museum, you can visit us to explore and share your play time with us!


Riding the Waves: The Story of Surfing in Nova Scotia


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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Welcome Wednesdays

10 am – 12 noon

We are pleased to invite young families, daycares, and newcomers to the museum every Wednesday morning for a chance to explore our space and have fun! Drop-in and unlock your creativity and imagination with our puppet theatre, various toys and colouring sheets. Enjoy our themed story times and crafts, with different monthly themes!

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

November 1 to April 30
Monday Closed (note the exceptions below) 
Tuesday 9:30 am - 8 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 5 pm
Sunday 1 pm - 5 pm


Monday April 8  9:30 am - 5 pm
Friday April 19 - Good Friday Closed 
Sunday April 21 1 pm - 5 pm
Monday April 22 9:30 am - 5 pm
Monday April 29 9:30 am - 5 pm

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